Final Wrapup From My Earlier Remote-Mountain Trip in Uji City
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desktop background image of young red maple seeds emerging from a bed of green leaves -- Sikorsky Maple -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1400 — map & image datanearby photos
Sikorsky Maple
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It was almost a month ago that I made the first drive through the rural mountain villages of Uji City (southern Kyoto Prefecture, Japan) with friends Katsunori Shimada and Paul Barr. We went again the next week, and on other photographic adventures since, but I still have photos I want to share from that first trip, so that's what this post is.

I'm a big fan of thin depth of field, but in this next case (taken with a 300mm f/2), I find having to scan around for something in focus leaves me a touch queasy. What do you think?

Borderline -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/1250 sec, f/2, ISO 2200 — map & image datanearby photos
Borderline

These next few are from the heavily tiered farm seen in “Heading Off To Fetch More Seedlings”, from the post “A Few More From Our First Rural Uji Trip”...

Fungus the thin depth at 300mm f/2 works better here ( though it makes the huge log, placed here as a bench, look like a twig ) -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/2500 sec, f/2, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Fungus
the thin depth at 300mm f/2 works better here
( though it makes the huge log, placed here as a bench, look like a twig )
Bicycle Parking -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/2500 sec, f/2, ISO 1600 — map & image datanearby photos
Bicycle Parking
desktop background image of the multi-layered foundation of an old Japanese house -- Seemingly Unbalanced but it's perfectly level -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/8, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Seemingly Unbalanced
but it's perfectly level
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I Dunno just playing around in Lightroom with a throw -away shot -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/1600 sec, f/2, ISO 900 — map & image datanearby photos
I Dunno
just playing around in Lightroom with a throw-away shot
Rice Seedlings -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/2500 sec, f/2, ISO 560 — map & image datanearby photos
Rice Seedlings

Moving to the next hamlet closer to civilization, we find some planted seedlings in a field that hasn't been flooded yet...

Rice Seedlings -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/400 sec, f/11, ISO 2500 — map & image datanearby photos
Rice Seedlings
Quintessential Hamlet old house · modern house · garden · rice paddy -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 450 — map & image datanearby photos
Quintessential Hamlet
old house · modern house · garden · rice paddy
Shuttered this house under towering cedar was unoccupied and boarded up -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/3.2, ISO 1250 — map & image datanearby photos
Shuttered
this house under towering cedar was unoccupied and boarded up
Crest -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/1250 sec, f/2, ISO 900 — map & image datanearby photos
Crest
Pleasant Old House -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Pleasant Old House
Worrisomely Unsturdy -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/640 sec, f/4, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Worrisomely Unsturdy

And finally, one more shot of the flowers seen in both “Exquisite Beauty Growing Like a Weed by the Side of the Road” and the followup “Scenes From Rural Japan: Mountain Village in Uji City”, this time with a wider depth of field at f/5.6 instead of the normal creamy-inducing f/2.5 that I normally use the Voigtländer 125mm at...

desktop background image of a regal flower -- Regal -- Uji, Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/1600 sec, f/5.6, ISO 2200 — map & image datanearby photos
Regal
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Continued here...


All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

I would like to go to Uji city, Near kyoto. I love your photo , Could you tell me how to go to rice farm in uji. It would be great if you can mark the point on google map for me, Thank you very much

There’s a map link under each photo. —Jeffrey

— comment by apple on June 4th, 2014 at 7:21pm JST (3 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Sorry, I had not seen , Thank you 🙂

— comment by apple on June 8th, 2014 at 1:00pm JST (3 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink
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