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On The Road to Imabari
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desktop background image of a picnic area at the Seto parking area for the westbound direction of the Sanyo Expressway, near Okayama Japan -- Highway Rest Stop Seto PA, Westbound ( near Okayama, Japan ) -- Sanyo Highway Seto Parking Area (山陽自動車道瀬戸パーキングエリア - 下り) -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/6400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Highway Rest Stop
Seto PA, Westbound
( near Okayama, Japan )
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Busy as a Bee -- Sanyo Highway Seto Parking Area (山陽自動車道瀬戸パーキングエリア - 下り) -- Okayama, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/8000 sec, f/2.5, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Busy as a Bee
desktop background image of cherry blossom sat half bloom -- Half Bloom this one makes me feel like a budding (so to speak) Danial Sroka -- Sanyo Highway Seto Parking Area (山陽自動車道瀬戸パーキングエリア - 下り) -- Okayama, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/6400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Half Bloom
this one makes me feel like a budding (so to speak) Danial Sroka
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Flying High From Mt. Takami, Mukoujima Island ( near Hiroshima, Japan ) -- Mt. Takamiyama (高見山) -- Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 @ 50 mm — 1/800 sec, f/16, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Flying High
From Mt. Takami, Mukoujima Island
( near Hiroshima, Japan )
Low Tide -- Mt. Takamiyama (高見山) -- Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 420 mm — 1/1250 sec, f/10, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Low Tide
Low Tide ( slightly wider view ) -- Mt. Takamiyama (高見山) -- Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 14 mm — 1/1600 sec, f/10, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Low Tide
( slightly wider view )
desktop background image of very pink blossoms (cherry?) -- Mommy, Daddy, and Baby Blossom -- Mt. Takamiyama (高見山) -- Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Mommy, Daddy, and Baby Blossom
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Snuggle Time on the observation platform -- Mt. Takamiyama (高見山) -- Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/8000 sec, f/2.5, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Snuggle Time
on the observation platform
Cute Puppy and Friend? carving on a building at the Takanawa Temple (高縄寺), Ehime Japan -- Takanawa Temple (高縄寺) -- Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Cute Puppy and Friend?
carving on a building at the Takanawa Temple (高縄寺), Ehime Japan
Blinding Reflections at 1,000 meters up, at the top of Mt. Takanawa, Ehime Japan -- Mt. Takanawa (高縄山) -- Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/8000 sec, f/8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Blinding Reflections
at 1,000 meters up, at the top of Mt. Takanawa, Ehime Japan
Only in Japan small shrine and large communications tower at the top of a mountain -- Mt. Takanawa (高縄山) -- Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 14 mm — 1/640 sec, f/13, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Only in Japan
small shrine and large communications tower at the top of a mountain
Bird's Nest as Sunset -- Mt. Takanawa (高縄山) -- Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 @ 50 mm — 1/8000 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Bird's Nest as Sunset
Super-Hazy Sunset over the Inland Sea -- Mt. Takanawa (高縄山) -- Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/1600 sec, f/4, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Super-Hazy Sunset
over the Inland Sea
Rush Hour -- Mt. Takanawa (高縄山) -- Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 500 mm — 1/2000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Rush Hour
Dirty Wall -- Mt. Takanawa (高縄山) -- Matsuyama, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 @ 24 mm — 1/250 sec, f/5, ISO 560 — map & image datanearby photos
Dirty Wall
Winding Down Imabari International Hotel, Imabari Japan -- Imabari, Ehime, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 @ 24 mm — 1/250 sec, f/1.4, ISO 720 — map & image datanearby photos
Winding Down
Imabari International Hotel, Imabari Japan

After 430km of driving, I'm ready for a snooze...


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That “friend” of the dog is a baku, or Japanese dream eater:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baku_%28spirit%29

— comment by Zak on April 5th, 2011 at 9:43am JST (3 years ago) comment permalink
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