Leaving Rabbit Island
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a sunset in the Seto Inland Sea, near Hiroshima Japan
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Getting Late
from Okunoshima (“Rabbit Island”)
Seto Inland Sea, near Hiroshima, Japan
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We spent the day at Okunoshima Island (大久野島), a small island in Japan's Seto Inland Sea with an unsavory history, now better known as “Rabbit Island” because of its large population of wild rabbits. The rabbits have domesticated humans, having them provide food in return for the rabbits looking cute. Anthony has been a couple of times with Fumie's folks, but today was the first time we took him.

We had to leave before sunset, but it was still a pleasant view.

After arriving back on the mainland, the ferry turned around for the next trip...

Nikon D700 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.8, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Heading Home

(It's not really heading home; it's just heading out on another run, but “heading home” makes for a better caption :-))

In the far background, you can just make out a large suspension bridge. It's one of the many on the shimanami kaido road that hops and skips islands for the 50km or so needed to connect the Japanese mainland to Shikoku, one of the big islands of Japan, as I mentioned earlier in the year in this post.

Continued here...

All 5 comments so far, oldest first...

Great picture Jeffrey! I’ll use it as desktop background 🙂

— comment by georg on October 28th, 2011 at 11:28pm JST (12 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

I noticed the GETTING LATE photo. The sky detail has a very decent range of both exposure and color. In some recent shooting I’ve been dealing with the challenge of either not blowing out the sky while not losing definition in the shadows. I’m having some luck with exposing for the sky and Post processing for the shadows.Do you recall having to make any exposure adjustments while shooting ( under/over expose etc.) ?

Also, its always fun to hear about your toys… (Sigma Bigma, IPS monitors,) Have you been eyeballing any new camera bodies or are is there still undiscovered resources in that D700?

I know that I did one set of bracketed exposures of the tree/sunset, though I don’t recall if this was from that. I have a lot of shots that look essentially the same, so I’m guessing that the exposure just came out right, or after having checked a shot or two I made some exposure-compensation adjustment. Whatever it was wasn’t special enough that I recall. —Jeffrey

UPDATE: Back at my computer with the photos, I see that “Getting Late” is a straight-up shot… no bracketing, no exposure compensation. Normal metering (not spot or center). With the sun mostly blocked by the clouds, I guess it was within the realm of what the D700 can handle. —Jeffrey

— comment by Ron Evans on October 28th, 2011 at 11:51pm JST (12 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey – this post has made my Friday ! Heading Home is a classic Friedl shot. And a “to be continued” to keep us checking in for more….now your spoiling us.
I’m going to have to knock your ipad lock screen off in favour of Heading Home.
Have a good weekend!

— comment by Annie in London on October 29th, 2011 at 4:25am JST (12 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

The pictures are charming. Here in Britain rabbits are both kept as pets and do great damage in the wild. I live in a village away from sentimental townies. I like wild rabbit preferably those not showing signs of myxomatosis. Also I prefer them trapped rather than filled with shot. You can see where I am going so I will be no more explicit, except to say that the rear legs are delicious but the saddle is a bit dry. Rabbit and pheasant pie is a cheap meal especially after the new year when pheasant is extremely cheap if you are prepared to buy them fresh, by the brace, and in feather, from a country market. I hope that this reply does not upset your son but if he eats meat then sooner or later he is going to have to face the fact that eating meat implies the slaughter of an animal; he may be approaching the age when this difficult fact has to be faced. I will understand if you feel that I have to be censored.

— comment by John Youngs on October 31st, 2011 at 5:44am JST (12 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Love that sunset shot wwith the Voigtlander, Jeffrey. Great job on a tough shot.

— comment by Nils on November 2nd, 2011 at 11:31pm JST (12 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink
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