Badminton in the Park: Bikeride to the Kyoto Imperial Palace
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In last week's “Family Bike Outing on a Brisk, Blustery Kyoto Afternoon”, I wrote about the start of our weekend family bike outing, ending with us heading toward Kyoto Gosho, the grounds of the old imperial palace (which may not be that “old”, since it seems that the emperor actually stopped by while we were there, the first I'd ever heard of such a thing).....

North Wall of the Kyoto State Guest House where visiting dignitaries stay -- Kyoto Gosho, the grounds of the old imperial palace. -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/125 sec, f/4.5, ISO 280 — map & image datanearby photos
North Wall
of the Kyoto State Guest House where visiting dignitaries stay
Perfect Alignment Anthony and Fumie ride ahead -- Kyoto Gosho, the grounds of the old imperial palace. -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/125 sec, f/4.5, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Perfect Alignment
Anthony and Fumie ride ahead
Glowing the large yellow ginkgo positively glowed in the gloomy overcast -- Kyoto Gosho, the grounds of the old imperial palace. -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 52 mm — 1/125 sec, f/4.5, ISO 220 — map & image datanearby photos
Glowing
the large yellow ginkgo positively glowed in the gloomy overcast
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh! ( pretending that he's going to crash into me ) -- Kyoto Gosho, the grounds of the old imperial palace. -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/125 sec, f/4.5, ISO 280 — map & image datanearby photos
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!
( pretending that he's going to crash into me )
Fierce Competitor about to display some mad skilz with the badminton racket -- Kyoto Gosho, the grounds of the old imperial palace. -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/500 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Fierce Competitor
about to display some mad skilz with the badminton racket
( I must have done something silly ) -- Kyoto Gosho, the grounds of the old imperial palace. -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/640 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
( I must have done something silly )
Two-Handed Stretch -- Kyoto Gosho, the grounds of the old imperial palace. -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/640 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Two-Handed Stretch
Mommy Smash! ( or, perhaps, “mommy lunge and miss”.... I'm not sure ) -- Kyoto Gosho, the grounds of the old imperial palace. -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/500 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Mommy Smash!
( or, perhaps, “mommy lunge and miss”.... I'm not sure )
Scoop Shot -- Kyoto Gosho, the grounds of the old imperial palace. -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Scoop Shot
Gentle Serve -- Kyoto Gosho, the grounds of the old imperial palace. -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Gentle Serve
Poise -- Kyoto Gosho, the grounds of the old imperial palace. -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/320 sec, f/1.6, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Poise
Forehand Setup -- Kyoto Gosho, the grounds of the old imperial palace. -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/320 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Forehand Setup

It started to sprinkle a bit, so we headed home, and another, larger ginkgo tree was glowing as if it had been transplanted from Chernobyl....

Wow -- Kyoto Gosho, the grounds of the old imperial palace. -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/100 sec, f/13, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Wow

I mentioned the other day that I didn't really care much for ginkgo trees and their yellow leaves, but cited this “huge glowing yellow, with a carpet of yellow” as an exception. It was wonderful.

Heading Home just outside the east wall -- Kyoto Gosho, the grounds of the old imperial palace. -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm — 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Heading Home
just outside the east wall

One comment so far...

This is a beautiful set of pictures. Anthony is looking so cute. I like the one where he is laughing. We had 4 day weekend here in States so I was eager to sit with my morning coffee and see many new posts on your blog before starting work. All the pictures are great and give a nice glimpse into life in Japan.

— comment by Sonal, MN on December 1st, 2009 at 1:19am JST (8 years ago) comment permalink
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