Typhoon Was Mostly a Non-Event in Kyoto
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Nonchalant about the non-rain -- 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 + 300mm f/2 — 1/1000 sec, f/2, ISO 320 — full exif
Nonchalant
about the non-rain

I've been singularly uninspired to post lately, but had hoped that the typhoons I mentioned two weeks ago would create some dynamic weather, which might make for some interesting shots like this. It took a week before slow-moving Typhoon #12 (“Talas”) arrived, but it veered west at the last minute and so unfortunately there wasn't much in the way of “interesting” in Kyoto. Even more unfortunately, there was way too much “interesting” in some areas 100 miles away where they got, literally, two feet of rain (24.5 inches) in 24 hours, and with it the accompanying flooding, landslides, and high death toll.:-(

But back as it passed through, Kyoto got some gusty winds and occasional sprays of rain, but mostly it was dry, so I ventured out just a bit with the camera.

More Bundled than Most -- 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 + 300mm f/2 — 1/1000 sec, f/2, ISO 400 — full exif
More Bundled than Most
Nary an Umbrella -- 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 + 300mm f/2 — 1/1000 sec, f/2, ISO 200 — full exif
Nary an Umbrella
Quick Photo Op at the Heian Shrine likely a bunch of bridesmaids on the way to a wedding -- 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 + 300mm f/2 — 1/1000 sec, f/2, ISO 720 — full exif
Quick Photo Op at the Heian Shrine
likely a bunch of bridesmaids on the way to a wedding
Dash Back to the Car -- Heian Shrine -- 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 + 300mm f/2 — 1/1000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1100 — full exif
Dash Back to the Car
Canceled Concert -- Heian Shrine -- 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 + 300mm f/2 — 1/1000 sec, f/2, ISO 280 — full exif
Canceled Concert

The shrine was schedule to be the site of a concert for some pop star, but it ended up being postponed. Temples and shrines, with their tax-exempt status, sometimes host these types of things; years ago, we saw Kousuke Atari at the Itsukushima Shrine near Hiroshima.


One comment so far...

Well I was just starting to worry a little bit about the posting silence. I was hoping your loss of inspiration was due only to having had SUCH a splendid run of great really creative posts. And not some resurgence of back ache or a nasty virus.
I’ve been really enjoying the blogs and pics all summer but even you can’t keep that rate up for ever and – as you said before – this is about doing something you enjoy… it’s not supposed to be work.

Just loved those skittering bridesmades in their high heels. One of the best action shots you’ve nicked. 🙂
Take it easy.
Annie

— comment by Annie in London on September 9th, 2011 at 8:12pm JST (6 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink
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