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A Somewhat Lackluster Day of Photography at Kyoto’s Shouzan Resort
desktop background image of a fall-color scene at Shouzan (しょうざん), Kyoto Japan  --  Marbled Light at Shouzan (しょうざん), Kyoto Japan  --  Shouzan (しょうざん)  --  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 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Marbled Light
at Shouzan (しょうざん), Kyoto Japan
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My Friday was almost an exact repeat of my Thursday: a slow morning, a nice lunch, an afternoon of photography with Paul Barr among Kyoto's lovely fall foliage, a few hours of family time, then drinks and snacks and some Lightroom photo processing at the surprisingly-tasty hole-in-the-wall A's Bar near Shijo Kawaramachi.

The only real difference was the location of the photography, this time at the gardens of the Shouzan Resort, which visited two years ago.

desktop background image of a fall-color scene at Shouzan (しょうざん), Kyoto Japan  --  Dream I have no idea why this image came out like this; I didn 't plan it, but I like it.  --  Shouzan (しょうざん)  --  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
Dream
I have no idea why this image came out like this; I didn't plan it, but I like it.
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First looking at the day's photos with Paul at the bar, we jumped around and picked sort of randomly ones that seemed to be interesting, so this post has no real theme.

desktop background image of a close of some moss  --  Tiny World where plants the size of a small pea become towering oaks  --  Shouzan (しょうざん)  --  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 8000 — map & image datanearby photos
Tiny World
where plants the size of a small pea become towering oaks
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I found the setting quite inspiring the first time I went (the colors were wonderful, the light was great, etc.), but it wasn't doing much for me yesterday. Maybe it's still too early, or maybe the light was just too harsh. In any case, I tried, but got lots of flat, boring images like the next three...

Too Busy  --  Shouzan (しょうざん)  --  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 900 — map & image datanearby photos
Too Busy
Meh  --  Shouzan (しょうざん)  --  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 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Meh
Nope  --  Shouzan (しょうざん)  --  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/22, ISO 10000 — map & image datanearby photos
Nope

At one point we strayed over to a bonsai nursery just outside of the north gate...

Old Paul's photographing a 900-dollar 100-year-old bonsai tree ( the brown one next to it is 150 years old and runs $3,300 )  --  Shouzan (しょうざん)  --  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 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Old
Paul's photographing a 900-dollar 100-year-old bonsai tree
( the brown one next to it is 150 years old and runs $3,300 )
desktop background image of an asymmetric wall at Shouzan (しょうざん), Kyoto Japan  --  Asymmetric Wall in the harsh sunlight  --  Shouzan (しょうざん)  --  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 — 1/320 sec, f/5.6, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Asymmetric Wall
in the harsh sunlight
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Wall From Afar  --  Shouzan (しょうざん)  --  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 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 160 — map & image datanearby photos
Wall From Afar
desktop background image of a fall-color scene at Shouzan (しょうざん), Kyoto Japan  --  Going Vertical on “Marbled Light”  --  Shouzan (しょうざん)  --  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 280 — map & image datanearby photos
Going Vertical on “Marbled Light”
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