Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image data — nearby photos
As I wait for my laptop to come back from the shop, I realized that this gives me an opportunity to actually revisit the 93,462 photos in the Lightroom catalog on my desktop computer, which I haven't looked at since moving my photo-processing workflow my laptop a year and a half ago.
Then, as now, I was always behind on what I wanted to post, so there must be thousands of things waiting to be shared that will never see the light of day. Lacking the energy for a real search, I decided to go with the first thing that caught my eye as I started to click around, some photos I snapped through the window of our hotel above Nagoya Station while in town for my brother-in-law's wedding two years ago. (Nagoya is 45 minutes east of Kyoto by bullet train.)
Photographically they're nothing special, but I like the patterns in the shot above.
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/1600 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image data — nearby photos
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/125 sec, f/13, ISO 200 — map & image data — nearby photos
So very different from Kyoto (as evidenced recently here, here, and here)
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/100 sec, f/13, ISO 400 — map & image data — nearby photos
Sorry about the odd presentation in that last shot... I had to compensate for some pretty drastic tilt.
I include this picture because it shows the wider context for the next shot. In the wide context, you can see the train station from above (as in the first shot) and the expanse of city beyond that, but also at the bottom you can see an orange square.... a little shrine.
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/100 sec, f/13, ISO 500 — map & image data — nearby photos
At first glance it looks like the little shrine is right next to a set of uncovered railroad tracks, next to a bunch of covered tracks like in the first shot. However, while the covered train tracks are at ground level, the shrine is on the roof over the 18th floor(!). The track next to the shrine is, I'm guessing, for the window-washing crane that services the lower floors.
I'm also guessing that the shrine is a private one for hotel staff or the like... it's in way too ugly a setting to be open to the public, but I'm just guessing.