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Portrait Practice Among the Fall Colors, with Paul Barr
Normal Everyday Paul at the Shisendo Temple (詩仙堂), Kyoto Japan  --  Shisendo Temple (詩仙堂)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/  --  This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 900 — map & image datanearby photos
Normal Everyday Paul
at the Shisendo Temple (詩仙堂), Kyoto Japan

Having become interested in upping my skill in taking portraits, I cornered Paul Barr to pose for some while we were at the Shisendo Temple (詩仙堂) yesterday (a wonderful place Damien Douxchamps introduced me to in a visit last week, a few photos from which made it to this post).

“Sure, Here's Your @#%$ Color Chart” (unfortunately, I didn 't notice his fingers intruding on some squares of the chart , so couldn't fully use it)  --  Shisendo Temple (詩仙堂)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/  --  This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1100 — map & image datanearby photos
“Sure, Here's Your @#%$ Color Chart”
(unfortunately, I didn't notice his fingers intruding on some squares of the chart, so couldn't fully use it)
Fireman Paul after a long day fighting the burn on the north ridge  --  Shisendo Temple (詩仙堂)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/  --  This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/5.6, ISO 1100 — map & image datanearby photos
Fireman Paul
after a long day fighting the burn on the north ridge
Intimate Crop from “Fireman Paul”  --  Shisendo Temple (詩仙堂)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/  --  This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Intimate Crop
from “Fireman Paul”

I brought my laptop with these photos to A's Bar, a hole-in-the-wall restaurant/bar with really excellent food (try the udon and avocado/salmon salads), and processed them with Paul. The limitless artistic directions that Lightroom affords meant we went round and round with each photo, but in the end is seems we tended toward either “bright and cheerful” or “gritty and rugged”....

Laid-Back Paul  --  Shisendo Temple (詩仙堂)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/  --  This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1400 — map & image datanearby photos
Laid-Back Paul
Pensive Paul  --  Shisendo Temple (詩仙堂)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/  --  This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 125 — map & image datanearby photos
Pensive Paul
My Normal View of Paul at the Enkouji Temple (圓光寺), Kyoto Japan  --  Enkouji Temple (圓光寺)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/  --  This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/80 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
My Normal View of Paul
at the Enkouji Temple (圓光寺), Kyoto Japan
A Wild Paul in its natural environment  --  Enkouji Temple (圓光寺)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/  --  This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1600 — map & image datanearby photos
A Wild Paul
in its natural environment
Poor Substitute for an elegant lady in kimono  --  Enkouji Temple (圓光寺)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/  --  This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/100 sec, f/2.5, ISO 280 — map & image datanearby photos
Poor Substitute
for an elegant lady in kimono

Personally, I would have preferred something like this. :-)


Comments so far....

Looking at the second pic I thought “Isn’t this Shisendo?” and then I read the caption :-) The autumn colours look pretty good, I hope there’ll be some left when I come at the end of the month (if I can…)

Regarding the lady in kimono, I’m pretty sure that with a bit of planning we can find one!

— comment by Damien on November 16th, 2012 at 9:43pm JST (1 year, 9 months ago) comment permalink

These are just great.

Fireman Paul – and a Wild Paul are my favourites.
I hope you will allow him to inflict some portrait practice on you and then he can get his own back!

Annie

— comment by Annie in London on November 16th, 2012 at 10:55pm JST (1 year, 9 months ago) comment permalink

It’s funny, he really does kind of look like a firefighter….

— comment by Zachary on November 17th, 2012 at 8:35am JST (1 year, 9 months ago) comment permalink
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