Skipping Rocks with Kenny
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Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 220 — map & image datanearby photos
Impromptu Race

Last week Anthony got together with a friend, Kenny, for some play by Kyoto's Kamogawa river...


Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 280 — map & image datanearby photos
Low Water

The water level is about the lowest it ever gets (compare to almost flood level), which allowed the boys to climb down and throw rocks...


Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/4, ISO 1400 — map & image datanearby photos
Heading Down

Of course, the first thing on the agenda was throwing rocks, which all kids seem to love...


Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/500 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Ready to Rip

Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/640 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos

Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/640 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos

They were skipping stones and I joined in, and to my great surprise one throw skipped all the way across the water in a long arc (touching down a dozen or two times) with such velocity that it reached the other side, climbing up the opposite rock bank with a clatter not far from where a couple was sitting. I was mortified and gave the “so sorry!” sign, but they just applauded and gave a peace sign for the camera....


Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
“No Worries”
It's Okay That You Almost Maimed Us

Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/320 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Split Level Parking

Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/4, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos

Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/250 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos

Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/640 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos

At one point a long river of birds came flowing over the bridge, dropped down to the deck just above the water, and flowed up toward the next bridge where they popped up an over. It was the most unexpected, breathtaking sight I've seen in a long time. The flow lasted for perhaps 20 seconds...


Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/160 sec, f/1.4, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos

Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/160 sec, f/1.4, ISO 560 — map & image datanearby photos

A bit later, they came back in the same way...


Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/160 sec, f/1.4, ISO 360 — map & image datanearby photos

Really amazing.


Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/160 sec, f/1.4, ISO 560 — map & image datanearby photos
Monks

Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/160 sec, f/1.4, ISO 360 — map & image datanearby photos
Heading Home

All 3 comments so far, oldest first...

Jeffrey, I just love your blog. So many nice photos…

— comment by Boris on December 24th, 2011 at 4:29am JST (6 years ago) comment permalink

I find your blog through Lightroom plugins. I was impressed by this pictures and the whole post. Congrats!

— comment by Yol on December 25th, 2011 at 8:59pm JST (6 years ago) comment permalink

My mother got an Ipad for Xmas and we went to get it primed at the Apple Store. Its always fun to look at my frequently visited sites on those insane Apple Cinema displays. I saw this post on a 27 inch iMAC. Ready to Rip #1-4 (the shots of your son & friend skipping rocks) looked incredible. I can only imagine how these shots look on your Eizo monitors. Frustratingly though, in each of these shots there is clipped foot, or person or leg. But shooting kids, in a natural position is harder than herding cats so… they are still nice shots. Also its interesting to see those river shots of Kyoto. These shots have a very non-typical Japan feel to them. When I first saw them I thought you were in Europe or maybe some river city in the U.S. The Monks (and bokeh) shot on the other hand should definitely go in your ‘mind’s eye’ Japan photo bucket. Very nice contrast between the traditional two monks and the soft modern background. (Especially the electric green ‘walk’ sign).

— comment by Ron Evans on December 28th, 2011 at 1:55pm JST (6 years ago) comment permalink
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