Pretty As a Peach Blossom
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desktop background image of delicate pink peach blossoms in Kyoto, Japan  --  Pretty as a Peach peach blossom in the mountains of Kyoto, Japan  --  Mountain House Hasegawa (山の家 はせがわ)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 2500 — map & image datanearby photos
Pretty as a Peach
peach blossom in the mountains of Kyoto, Japan
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Busy as a Bee  --  Mountain House Hasegawa (山の家 はせがわ)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 2000 — map & image datanearby photos
Busy as a Bee

I had an amazing outing yesterday with Paul Barr and Nicolas Joannin, to a far-off temple in the mountains of north-west Kyoto. On the way home, we stopped in the “Mountain House” restaurant Yama no Ie Hasegawa (山の家はせがわ) that I wrote about a couple of years ago (here and here). Upon pulling in, we were immediately drawn to a row of blossoming trees that had quite a different vibe from cherry or plum. It turns out that they were peach.

They were on an embankment, so we could view them from above, below, and on the side... it was a target-rich environment made to order for the creamy-smooth shallow depth of field of my favorite lens, the Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5.

desktop background image of delicate pink peach blossoms in Kyoto, Japan  --  Just. Too. Perfect.  --  Mountain House Hasegawa (山の家 はせがわ)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 2200 — map & image datanearby photos
Just. Too. Perfect.
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desktop background image of delicate pink peach blossoms in Kyoto, Japan  --  Shy  --  Mountain House Hasegawa (山の家 はせがわ)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 2800 — map & image datanearby photos
Shy
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I'm not all too sure about that last one above... it might not be visually apparent enough to not annoy at first glance. At my first glance I really liked it, but when I came back to it later didn't like it at all. They say that you should trust your first instinct, so I'm at least giving it a shot.

desktop background image of delicate pink peach blossoms in Kyoto, Japan  --  Mountain House Hasegawa (山の家 はせがわ)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 2500 — map & image datanearby photos
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We eventually made our way inside to order...

Vicks watching our coffee being prepared  --  Mountain House Hasegawa (山の家 はせがわ)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 4500 — map & image datanearby photos
Vicks
watching our coffee being prepared
Our Coffee  --  Mountain House Hasegawa (山の家 はせがわ)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Our Coffee
Extra Stuff Nicolas and Paul about to abuse their coffee  --  Mountain House Hasegawa (山の家 はせがわ)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 2800 — map & image datanearby photos
Extra Stuff
Nicolas and Paul about to abuse their coffee

Back outside after I enjoyed my coffee (and Nicolas and Paul enjoyed what had been coffee), we couldn't help but give another go at the blossoms in the fading light.

Mountain House Hasegawa (山の家 はせがわ)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos
desktop background image of delicate pink peach blossoms in Kyoto, Japan  --  Mountain House Hasegawa (山の家 はせがわ)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
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All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

Love the first pict!

— comment by Che-Cheh on April 29th, 2012 at 12:40am JST (5 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

So, you like black coffee, eh?

Why, yes, I do, but how did you know? 😉 —Jeffrey

— comment by parv on May 1st, 2012 at 9:23pm JST (5 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink
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