Off on a Short Trip (a week ago)
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So, I'm finally starting to get settled back down after getting a new computer and completely rearranging the physical and electrical layout of my home office and home network (the latter with Apple's AirPort Extreme, the best consumer router I have ever seen, by orders of magnitude). I've still got a ways to go, but at least I'm up with Lightroom and processing photos again.

A week ago we went on a short overnight trip... here are some photos on the way there...

Waiting for the Bullet Train Shinkansen Platform #12, Kyoto Station -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 70 mm — 1/250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 5000 — map & image datanearby photos
Waiting for the Bullet Train
Shinkansen Platform #12, Kyoto Station
Trying To Get a Better View -- Kyoto Station -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 80 mm — 1/250 sec, f/5, ISO 720 — map & image datanearby photos
Trying To Get a Better View
Here It Comes but he's looking the wrong way! -- Kyoto Station -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 105 mm — 1/250 sec, f/5.3, ISO 560 — map & image datanearby photos
Here It Comes
but he's looking the wrong way!
Ahhh, One From Each Direction crossing right in front, no less -- Kyoto Station -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 18 mm — 1/250 sec, f/5, ISO 280 — map & image datanearby photos
Ahhh, One From Each Direction
crossing right in front, no less
Three Little Ice Creams At 245kph (150mph) -- On the bullet train -- Kora, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 18 mm — 1/250 sec, f/5, ISO 1600 — map & image datanearby photos
Three Little Ice Creams
At 245kph (150mph)
Letting it Thaw a Bit -- On the bullet train -- Hikone, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 48 mm — 1/250 sec, f/5, ISO 3200 — map & image datanearby photos
Letting it Thaw a Bit
Changing Trains at one of the largest, most busy train stations in the world -- Tokyo Station -- Tokyo, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 18 mm — 1/250 sec, f/5, ISO 4000 — map & image datanearby photos
Changing Trains
at one of the largest, most busy train stations in the world
People Mover -- Tokyo Station -- Tokyo, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 75 mm — 1/200 sec, f/5, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
People Mover
Passing Time on Another Train drawing a Star-Wars-esq galactic battle -- Tokyo, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma 30mm f/1.4 — 1/250 sec, f/3.5, ISO 3200 — map & image datanearby photos
Passing Time on Another Train
drawing a Star-Wars-esq galactic battle
Exiting at the Destination Station -- Tokyo Disneyland -- Urayasu, Chiba, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma 30mm f/1.4 — 1/250 sec, f/3.5, ISO 1600 — map & image datanearby photos
Exiting at the Destination Station

I'll leave it for the next post to reveal our final destination, though I've left subtle clues in this post that only the most attentive, intelligent, and good-looking readers will have any hope of deciphering.


All 4 comments so far, oldest first...

Tokyo Disney !!

Funny, I’m in and around Tokyo for the last fews days. Just came back from an overnight trip to an Onsen to the north of Tokyo. Fantastic!

luc

— comment by Luc on November 7th, 2009 at 10:37pm JST (8 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

Trying To Get a Better View – wow, Anthony learned how to levitate!

And as for your subtle clues – thank you so much; Now I’ve got “It’s a Small World” going around in my head in a horrible, continuing loop which I can’t shut off. Note to self: skip next post.

— comment by Marcina, USA on November 7th, 2009 at 11:11pm JST (8 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

Those shots of the Kyoto shinkansen platform take me back to last summer. Thankfully, I’ll be in Japan again this winter and experiencing it all again, this time hopefully with some DSLR video…

— comment by Andy on November 8th, 2009 at 1:00am JST (8 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

I’m curious, did you use your 18-200 on your D700 in DX mode?

I did, for the first time. —Jeffrey

— comment by Zak on November 8th, 2009 at 8:51pm JST (8 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink
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