Kyoto Kamo River Flooding: Sanjo
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I posted yesterday about Kyoto's Kamo River overflowing its banks. It's pretty mild flooding by many standards, but I thought I'd post some more photos for those who might know the area and find them interesting.

Looking North Toward Ooike from Sanjo Oohashi -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
D700 + Sigma “Bigma” OS @ 50 mm with lens hood ajar — 1/800 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Looking North Toward Ooike
from Sanjo Oohashi
Sanjo Bridge -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 20 mm — 1/320 sec, f/5.6, ISO 560 — map & image datanearby photos
Sanjo Bridge
For Comparison same bridge a couple of years ago, from the other side of the river ( the bicycles at the far right would have been under water ) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikon 50mm f/1.2 — 1/250 sec, f/4, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
For Comparison
same bridge a couple of years ago, from the other side of the river
( the bicycles at the far right would have been under water )
Gathering Spot -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 170 mm — 1/320 sec, f/6.3, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos
Gathering Spot

There are actually two rivers in the photo above, that rising waters have merged. For comparison, here's a shot from that side, but downriver a bit looking back up, showing the two rivers and why I caption it “Gathering Spot”...

Kiyamachi Nightlife Spills Over from the same outing as Impossible Photography: No Light, No Tripod, No Hope. D700 and a 50mm f/1.2 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikon 50mm f/1.2 — 1/100 sec, f/1.2, ISO 11400 — map & image datanearby photos
Kiyamachi Nightlife Spills Over
from the same outing as Impossible Photography: No Light, No Tripod, No Hope. D700 and a 50mm f/1.2

In the “Gathering Spot” photo, there's a bit of blue almost directly in center frame. That's a “bib” (for lack of a better understanding on my part) on some kind of statue, seen in this next shot from a couple of years ago with a red bib:

Perspective -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikon 50mm f/1.2 — 1/2000 sec, f/1.2, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Perspective

You can see in this shot the smaller, higher river, and way in the background the mostly-dry bed of the Kamo river. I show this photo because a few hours before I arrived to take photos yesterday, the water was apparently up to this statue, but had subsided by a half a meter or so by the time I got there.

Turbulent, But Lacking Scale -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 240 mm — 1/320 sec, f/22, ISO 2500 — map & image datanearby photos
Turbulent, But Lacking Scale

The center of the swollen river in this area was an angry zone of intense liquid turbulence, with mountains of water heaving in a violent frenzy that was mostly limited only to this narrow zone. The “splashes” of water in the photo are the size of cars.

Moving to the north side of Sanjo again, here's a shot looking across to the Sanjo Starbucks....

Riverside Cafe -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 140 mm — 1/320 sec, f/8, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Riverside Cafe

For comparison, here's a night shot from when I first got the Bigma. The green/blue sign makes a good point of reference.

Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 170 mm — 1/40 sec, f/5.6, ISO 12800 — map & image datanearby photos

All 3 comments so far, oldest first...

The last one is an interesting photograph, due to some parts swimming in light & others are subdued; soft & harsh contrast inside & out; and, multiple layers of texture. Jeffrey, did you happen to a bit wider & horizontal shot of the same scene?

I don’t, unfortunately. —Jeffrey

— comment by parv on July 16th, 2010 at 6:45pm JST (7 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Wow, yes, I’m pretty sure my wife and I walked there during our explorations in Kyoto last year… perhaps a different bridge… but it looks familiar.

— comment by Jon Van Dalen on July 20th, 2010 at 10:39am JST (7 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Great Photos, and I love the commentary.

— comment by TJ on April 10th, 2012 at 2:18am JST (5 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink
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