Still a Bit Of Snow In Kyoto (Sort Of)
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Snow Play! -- Hieizan Driveway -- Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 170 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/5.6, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Snow Play!

We went for a drive yesterday on the Hieizan Driveway, a scenic toll road through the mountains north-east of Kyoto that's a mere 20 minutes away. It gets quite up there, offering some spectacular (albeit hazy at the moment) views....

Part of Lake Biwa with 1,377-meter Mt. Ibuki rising out of the haze 65 kilometers away -- Hieizan Driveway -- Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 210 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Part of Lake Biwa
with 1,377-meter Mt. Ibuki rising out of the haze 65 kilometers away

Some places along the road still have quite a bit of snow, so we stopped at times for Anthony to play. This particular place is over the prefectural line (in Shiga prefecture), which is why this post's title has a “sort of”... it's not really Kyoto. Anyway...

On the Move -- Hieizan Driveway -- Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 380 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 1600 — map & image datanearby photos
On the Move
Targeting Mommy who is safe in the car, but a tempting target nevertheless -- Hieizan Driveway -- Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 460 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Targeting Mommy
who is safe in the car, but a tempting target nevertheless
Happy With his Aim -- Hieizan Driveway -- Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 460 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 450 — map & image datanearby photos
Happy With his Aim
Leaping Off the Huge Snow Pile -- Hieizan Driveway -- Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 95 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/5, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Leaping Off the Huge Snow Pile
Crash Landing -- Hieizan Driveway -- Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 140 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/5.6, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Crash Landing
Wet Butt -- Hieizan Driveway -- Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 290 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Wet Butt
Still No Haircut ( referencing this post and this post ) -- Hieizan Driveway -- Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 340 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 1250 — map & image datanearby photos
Still No Haircut
( referencing this post and this post )
Happy About Something probably having gotten me with a snowball -- Hieizan Driveway -- Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 290 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Happy About Something
probably having gotten me with a snowball
Digging -- Hieizan Driveway -- Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/3200 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Digging

There's just something about sticks and snow that little boys just can't pass up. It was like that even years ago, and it's like that today.

This last photo reminds me that I've still not followed up on this shot from a year ago. Must bump that up on the to-do list...


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