Fun With Mirrors at the Kyoto Science Museum
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One Boy, Two Mirrors, Lots'a Fun at the Kyoto City Science Center for Youth -- Kyoto City Science Center For Youth (京都市青少年科学センター) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 @ 24 mm — 1/100 sec, f/1.4, ISO 1100 — map & image datanearby photos
One Boy, Two Mirrors, Lots'a Fun
at the Kyoto City Science Center for Youth

Anthony's school had a day off on Monday, unlike other schools in Kyoto, so I took the opportunity to bring him to the Kyoto City Science Center for Youth, which is sort of like The Exploratorium in San Francisco, though much smaller. Because other schools were in session, we had the place essentially to ourselves.

This post looks at a few of the mirror-related exhibits....

Hey, Nice to Meet You -- Kyoto City Science Center For Youth (京都市青少年科学センター) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 @ 24 mm — 1/100 sec, f/1.4, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Hey, Nice to Meet You
Cramped Quarters -- Kyoto City Science Center For Youth (京都市青少年科学センター) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 @ 24 mm — 1/100 sec, f/1.4, ISO 1400 — map & image datanearby photos
Cramped Quarters
Squeeze More! squeezing the mirrors together makes more Anthonys -- Kyoto City Science Center For Youth (京都市青少年科学センター) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 @ 24 mm — 1/100 sec, f/1.4, ISO 1600 — map & image datanearby photos
Squeeze More!
squeezing the mirrors together makes more Anthonys
Floor View -- Kyoto City Science Center For Youth (京都市青少年科学センター) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 @ 24 mm — 1/100 sec, f/1.4, ISO 1400 — map & image datanearby photos
Floor View

The photos above were with an exhibit that had two mirrors that pivoted. Next to it was an exhibit with three mirrors, the third closing in like a door to make a triangle-shaped mirror room. I put the camera over the wall and shot blindly...

Three Mirrors too many kids to count -- Kyoto City Science Center For Youth (京都市青少年科学センター) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 @ 24 mm — 1/100 sec, f/1.4, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Three Mirrors
too many kids to count
Trying Anyway to count the uncountable -- Kyoto City Science Center For Youth (京都市青少年科学センター) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 @ 24 mm — 1/100 sec, f/1.4, ISO 560 — map & image datanearby photos
Trying Anyway
to count the uncountable
Just One Mirror -- Kyoto City Science Center For Youth (京都市青少年科学センター) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 @ 24 mm — 1/100 sec, f/1.4, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Just One Mirror
Lots and Lots of Mirrors -- Kyoto City Science Center For Youth (京都市青少年科学センター) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 @ 24 mm — 1/100 sec, f/2.8, ISO 560 — map & image datanearby photos
Lots and Lots of Mirrors
A Little Freaky -- Kyoto City Science Center For Youth (京都市青少年科学センター) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 @ 24 mm — 1/100 sec, f/1.4, ISO 280 — map & image datanearby photos
A Little Freaky
A Lot Freaky -- Kyoto City Science Center For Youth (京都市青少年科学センター) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/100 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1600 — map & image datanearby photos
A Lot Freaky
Aaaaarrrrrrrrggghhhh! the Martians have landed! -- Kyoto City Science Center For Youth (京都市青少年科学センター) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/4, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Aaaaarrrrrrrrggghhhh!
the Martians have landed!
One-Shot Montage -- Kyoto City Science Center For Youth (京都市青少年科学センター) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
One-Shot Montage
The Brenizer Method you're doing it wrong -- Kyoto City Science Center For Youth (京都市青少年科学センター) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 3200 — map & image datanearby photos
The Brenizer Method
you're doing it wrong

One comment so far...

Very cool! It looks like the Children’s Museum we have near here. Those mirrors look like fun!

— comment by Marcina (USA) on December 4th, 2010 at 10:49pm JST (7 years ago) comment permalink
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