Gion Matsuri: More From Day Three
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Side Street Gion Matsuri Festival, Kyoto Japan -- Gion Matsuri (祇園祭) -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/1250 sec, f/2, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
Side Street
Gion Matsuri Festival, Kyoto Japan

Continuing with the series of photos from last month's Gion Matsuri festival in Kyoto (first seen in this post), here are some more photos from the third day I went out to the evening street festival...

Karasuma Street with Kyoto Tower and Kyoto Station in the background -- Gion Matsuri (祇園祭) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/1250 sec, f/2, ISO 720 — map & image datanearby photos
Karasuma Street
with Kyoto Tower and Kyoto Station in the background
Passing on the Right Pink notices Dragonfly coming up from behind -- Gion Matsuri (祇園祭) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 300mm f/2 — 1/640 sec, f/2, ISO 2200 — map & image datanearby photos
Passing on the Right
Pink notices Dragonfly coming up from behind
On Duty long hand-held (braced) exposure described a bit on this post -- Gion Matsuri (祇園祭) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1 sec, f/5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
On Duty
long hand-held (braced) exposure described a bit on this post
Festive Atmosphere -- Gion Matsuri (祇園祭) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/200 sec, f/1.4, ISO 4000 — map & image datanearby photos
Festive Atmosphere
Flow intersection of Shijo and Karasuma another braced long exposure -- Gion Matsuri (祇園祭) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1 sec, f/6.3, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Flow
intersection of Shijo and Karasuma
another braced long exposure
Photo Op -- Gion Matsuri (祇園祭) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/100 sec, f/2.5, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Photo Op

The two colorful ladies were posing for a touristy-looking lady (seen at left). I'm not sure whether I'm more impressed by the shear volume of their hair, or their selection of shoes to accompany their traditional yukata: high-heel platforms for the one, purple Crocs for another.

Karasuma Street Again packed with people and lined with vendors -- Gion Matsuri (祇園祭) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/200 sec, f/1.4, ISO 5600 — map & image datanearby photos
Karasuma Street Again
packed with people and lined with vendors

The third day was by far the most packed with people, and it was a struggle to make progress walking in the street. So I moved off to a minor side street where it was more “festive” than “packed”, and sat down to enjoy a beer. (The small stool I'd used to get above the crowd was useful in that I could stop and sit down pretty much anywhere.)

Next to me while I was enjoying my beer was a well-dressed couple...

Apple-Juice Girl -- Gion Matsuri (祇園祭) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/160 sec, f/1.4, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Apple-Juice Girl
Nice-Watch Man -- Gion Matsuri (祇園祭) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/80 sec, f/1.4, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Nice-Watch Man

later I moved to the front steps of the main post office on Sanjo Street...

Moment Away From the Crowds -- Gion Matsuri (祇園祭) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/100 sec, f/1.4, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Moment Away From the Crowds
Mini Procession -- Gion Matsuri (祇園祭) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/160 sec, f/2, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Mini Procession
Gongs and Drums -- Gion Matsuri (祇園祭) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/100 sec, f/2, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Gongs and Drums
and Flutes -- Gion Matsuri (祇園祭) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/100 sec, f/1.4, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
and Flutes

Later still, with my evening winding down, I came across a Spanish Restaurant selling a beer & ham combo from the parking lot next to their place....

Spanish Beer and Ham and daddy's little helper -- Gion Matsuri (祇園祭) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/125 sec, f/1.4, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Spanish Beer and Ham
and daddy's little helper

Combined with my stool sitting right in the street, and a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere, I took my time and enjoyed two helpings of ham (but passed on the second beer, having already had more than my fill).


All 4 comments so far, oldest first...

I really like the photo “Karasuma Street Again”. There’s a lot of interesting parts to it, the green colors, the halo, the focus on the far away person right in the middle, the convergence point.

— comment by Andrew Shieh, Sunnyvale on August 2nd, 2011 at 8:08am JST (6 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Amazing pictures! I love all your candid pictures shot with the 300mm f/2.0!

— comment by Gianluca on August 3rd, 2011 at 10:07pm JST (6 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Great shot the photo “Festive Atmosphere”. It Seems That You left the 4 girls in 3D and the background in 2D. Have you calculated it or was it random?

That can happen with a thin depth of field. I didn’t plan it, but perhaps the effect is part of what made me choose this photo to share. —Jeffrey

— comment by Ralph Gierling on August 12th, 2011 at 3:08am JST (6 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Karasuma Street is geotagged in the middle of the ocean. Just thought you might like to know.

I would indeed like to know, but I’m not sure what you’re speaking of. I checked all the photos on this post and they all seem to properly point to where the photos were taken, so I’m a bit confused…. —Jeffrey

— comment by Peter Dolkens on November 7th, 2012 at 11:54pm JST (5 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink
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