Flowers for a Job Well Done
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Forest of Flowers  --  記念文化会館  --  Nagaokakyo, Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/800 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Forest of Flowers

Fumie had a ballet recital today that she'd been preparing for the last five months. Of course, she gets a bouquet of flowers for her efforts; I always get them at the flower shop just inside here; I describe to the guy what she's wearing/dancing, and he comes up with a perfect bouquet.

Taking pictures of flowers in a bouquet is even less challenging than photographing animals in a zoo, but it was a nice bouquet so I went ahead and shot a few. The sunlight was harsh, so for the closeups I made some shade...

記念文化会館  --  Nagaokakyo, Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/4, ISO 1600 — map & image datanearby photos
記念文化会館  --  Nagaokakyo, Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 720 — map & image datanearby photos

Of course, if it's not in frame, it doesn't exist, so I could take the photos while it was sitting in the trunk of the car...

記念文化会館  --  Nagaokakyo, Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos

As tired as I am from a long day, I can only imagine how tired Fumie must be. She danced beautifully a choreography that just a few months was technically impossible for her; she certainly earned her bouquet today.

We celebrated with dinner and drinks at the always-tasty Togiya near Ooike/Kiyamachi.


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