Lunch Under the Cherry Blossoms
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Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 14 mm — 1/200 sec, f/10, ISO 200 — full exif
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Lunch Under the Cherry Blossoms
Shirakawa River, Kyoto Japan

Traffic on the way home from Mass became jammed packed once we got near the Okazaki area (of Kyoto), by the throngs coming to enjoy the cherry blossoms. I expected it to be crowded, but was surprised by the number of people milling around the Shirakawa river, with many sitting for lunch. It was nice.

But not everyone enjoyed the Cherry-Blossom Joie de Vivre of the area...

Ultra-Packed Bus sitting in ultra-packed traffic -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 240 mm — 1/1000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 220 — full exif
Ultra-Packed Bus
sitting in ultra-packed traffic

It's a common problem each season.

Anthony took the opportunity to snap some shots as well...

Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 500 mm — 1/500 sec, f/13, ISO 6400 — full exif

... and as a bonus garnered a wave from some ladies...

Kyoto, 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 250 — full exif

One comment so far...

I saw your shots with sigma 50-500mm, how do you like it? How is it at night?

Well, I posted a lot about it starting here. At night it’s as good as any f/4.5-f/6.3 lens can be, with the added benefit of the stabilization. I had to return mine for service twice, and the one I have just doesn’t feel quite as sharp as the first one. I’ve not done any real tests, so it’s just a gut feeling that awaits proper verification. —Jeffrey

— comment by Vinson on April 16th, 2011 at 10:48am JST (6 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink
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