Taking It Easy With Some Flowers From Kyoto’s Gioji Temple
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desktop background image of pretty flowers  --  Burst  --  Gioji Temple (祇王寺)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/8, ISO 4000 — map & image datanearby photos
Burst
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I've been busy with my Lightroom plugin stuff all weekend, so just a simple post today on some pretty flowers found among the moss during a recent visit to the Gioji Temple (祇王寺) in Kyoto.

We'll start with what I assume is some hydrangea (ajisai · アジサイ) just beginning to bloom...

desktop background image of pretty flowers  --  Budding Hydrangea  --  Gioji Temple (祇王寺)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Budding Hydrangea
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It frankly doesn't look much in the small thumbnail, but clicking through to the larger version has the tiny buds in the center come alive like stars in a nebulae (or something like that).

I tried a side-view approach to get the petals edge on, and I shouldn't have been surprised when it caused the result to fall flat....

Flat not in a good way  --  Gioji Temple (祇王寺)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
Flat
not in a good way

I paused to sit on the steps to a small building and found myself looking at this fence.

desktop background image of a simple bamboo fence at the Gioji Temple (祇王寺), Kyoto Japan  --  Simple  --  Gioji Temple (祇王寺)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1100 — map & image datanearby photos
Simple
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And over to one side saw a few potted flowers....

Orchard of low-hanging photographic fruit  --  Gioji Temple (祇王寺)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Orchard
of low-hanging photographic fruit

The pink fuzz in there was seen in “Rich Colors: A Good Start to an Amazing Day in Kyoto”.

The yellow flowers made great fodder for depth-of-field fun, along the lines of the previous post (“Little Orange Mushrooms and Depth-of-Field Comparisons”), so here are a few shots of the same flower seen at the start of this post, from the same vantage point. The only differences among them from a composition point of view are: 1) how close I was to the flower, 2) where I placed the focus, and 3 the aperture size.

Subtle Petal Detail  --  Gioji Temple (祇王寺)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 360 — map & image datanearby photos
Subtle Petal Detail
Quietly Emerging from a vat of yellow milk  --  Gioji Temple (祇王寺)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 720 — map & image datanearby photos
Quietly Emerging
from a vat of yellow milk
Pollen Stonehenge  --  Gioji Temple (祇王寺)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Pollen Stonehenge

And finally, this... thing... whatever it is, caught my eye...

desktop background image of pretty flowers  --  Thing looks oddly tasty  --  Gioji Temple (祇王寺)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1250 — map & image datanearby photos
Thing
looks oddly tasty
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