Clearing Roof Snow in Shirakawago
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Picking up where the previous post, “First Look at Snowy Shirakawago Village” left off, we had re-forged a trail through thick snow back to relative civilization....

finally reaching civilization after a harrowing cross-country trip.... ... and Anthony Plays in the Snow -- Shirakawa, Gifu, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 52 mm — 1/640 sec, f/3.2, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
finally reaching civilization after a harrowing cross-country trip....
... and Anthony Plays in the Snow
いっぷく ちな (cafe ippuku chi'na ) Inside, Looking Out -- Shirakawa, Gifu, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/100 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
いっぷく ちな (cafe ippuku chi'na)
Inside, Looking Out

While we were looking at the menu, the proprietress went outside to clean the snow off the part of the roof that threatened the entrance to the cafe (using a rope tied to the roof ridge, as described in yesterday's post). Anthony was interesed in anything involving large clumps of snow, so he went out to watch.

Clearing Roof Snow -- Shirakawa, Gifu, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/160 sec, f/3.2, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Clearing Roof Snow
Giving it a Try -- Shirakawa, Gifu, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/160 sec, f/3.2, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Giving it a Try
Big Stick for clearing buildup on the gutters -- Shirakawa, Gifu, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm — 1/250 sec, f/3.2, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Big Stick
for clearing buildup on the gutters

The big stick proved to be too big for Anthony, which was just as well because he was more interested in the big clumps of snow that fell than in actually being the one to instigate their fall. So, while the lady worked to clear the gutters of a foot of snow, Anthony positoned himself so that the clumps would fall on him.

This next shot (a fairly tight crop) is of low photographic quality, but I love the look of anticipation on his face...

Anticipation -- Shirakawa, Gifu, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 32 mm — 1/60 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Anticipation
This Won't End Well -- Shirakawa, Gifu, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 32 mm — 1/60 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
This Won't End Well
Direct Hit! this is five seconds after the previous shot, so these are likely smaller, residual clumps -- Shirakawa, Gifu, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 27 mm — 1/100 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Direct Hit!
this is five seconds after the previous shot, so these are likely smaller, residual clumps
More! More! -- Shirakawa, Gifu, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 27 mm — 1/100 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
More! More!
Aftermath -- Shirakawa, Gifu, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 31 mm — 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Aftermath

Continued here...


One comment so far...

Beautiful pictures! i notice that your wife always wear a hat. Is it a tradition in japan ? or she just loves hat? (just curious)

I think it’s just her style. —Jeffrey

— comment by follow on March 5th, 2010 at 12:14pm JST (7 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink
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