More Low-Hanging Photographic Fruit: Passion-Fruit Flower in Downtown Kyoto
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desktop background image of a passion-fruit flower growing by the side of the road in Kyoto, Japan  --  Space Station  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/11, ISO 1250 — map & image datanearby photos
Space Station
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I mentioned the other day in “Happy Ordination Anniversary (54!) to Kyoto Institution Fr. Graham McDonnell” that I'd come across a weird flower, and was quickly informed (both here and on Google Plus; not a word from Facebook, where my blog-post notices never elicit a comment) that it was the flower from a passion-fruit vine.

desktop background image of a passion-fruit flower growing by the side of the road in Kyoto, Japan  --  Flower's Namesake  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/800 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Flower's Namesake
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The shape of the flower apparently lends the “Passion” to its English name, summoning images of the Passion of Christ.

The Japanese name seems to come from the same construction, though along a different path: tokeisou (時計草) means “Watch Plant”

Carnival Ride  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/16, ISO 4500 — map & image datanearby photos
Carnival Ride
desktop background image of a passion-fruit flower growing by the side of the road in Kyoto, Japan  --  Satellite Dish  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Satellite Dish
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closeup from previous well-focused shot  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
closeup from previous well-focused shot

It looks to be a climbing vine...

My Telephone Cord always did this, and I never had an easy time fixing it  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/80 sec, f/16, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
My Telephone Cord
always did this, and I never had an easy time fixing it
desktop background image of a passion-fruit flower growing by the side of the road in Kyoto, Japan  --  Subtle Detail  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Subtle Detail
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desktop background image of a passion-fruit flower growing by the side of the road in Kyoto, Japan  --  Bud  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/4, ISO 1800 — map & image datanearby photos
Bud
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Creepers  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1250 — map & image datanearby photos
Creepers
In Search Of  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/5.6, ISO 3600 — map & image datanearby photos
In Search Of
desktop background image of a passion-fruit flower growing by the side of the road in Kyoto, Japan  --  Pinwheel  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 280 — map & image datanearby photos
Pinwheel
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Location unassuming location in the middle of the city  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/5.6, ISO 560 — map & image datanearby photos
Location
unassuming location in the middle of the city

All 4 comments so far, oldest first...

Some nice work! Thanks for sharing them, and Happy Father’s Day to you (and all of the other dads out there).

Mike.

— comment by Mike Nelson Pedde on June 18th, 2012 at 9:49am JST (5 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Would you consider the Voigtländer to be a “walk around” or is it just the lens you end up walking around with reasonably often?

I tend to find that while zoom’s can’t be beaten for events, a sort of specialist lens (a macro, a fast prime, something like that) can give more interesting pictures when you’re just walking around with a camera looking for interesting things. Is it the same for you?

For me it’s a great walk-around lens, but I see different things when I have it than if I had something more wide. Especially in the city, though, a tight macro can let you cut out a lot of clutter. But I don’t think most people would consider it a walk-around lens, which something like an 18-200 zoom usually is suggested. I went hiking in the mountains today with just it and a 50/1.4, and used both liberally, and often wished I had brought the 24/1.4 as well. But the Voigtländer is my favorite lens by far. —Jeffrey

— comment by C. Dewan on June 18th, 2012 at 2:39pm JST (5 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Great pictures !
Great lense !
… what I’m most impress : finding such beauties in a city center ! (I don’t think I’d find some like this in Paris)

— comment by Christophe C. on June 18th, 2012 at 5:24pm JST (5 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Those pictures are beautiful as always! Have you looked into your privacy setting in Facebook… I was surprise that no one had comment on our return home after 5 months of big trouble because of mold, to figure out that only myself could view my posts!!! After that I did get comments 🙂 But maybe you did look into this allready! Have a wonderful day. It’s always a delight to read and look at your pictures 🙂

— comment by Pesc on June 20th, 2012 at 5:44am JST (5 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink
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