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Beyond Shouzan’s Main Garden (Including a Wigglegram)
Deserted Waiting Area The Shouzan Resort (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 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/1.4, ISO 450 — map & image datanearby photos
Deserted Waiting Area
The Shouzan Resort (しょうざん), Kyoto Japan

This post continues the story started in “A Somewhat Lackluster Day of Photography at Kyoto’s Shouzan Resort”, last touched upon yesterday with a bunch of wigglegrams from the garden.

The only other time I came (as seen two years ago in “Photo Shoot Among the Fall Colors at Shouzan”), I hadn't realized that it was just a small part of a larger resort complex. This time I did, so did a bit of exploring.

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 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/1.4, ISO 360 — map & image datanearby photos

The path from the main part of the “resort” (which dates from 1948) is through a heavily wooded and freely-accessible park, beautiful in its own right and in some ways nicer than the garden I'd paid to visit earlier in the day. But the light was fading fast, so photography was a challenge.

At one point you see a gate and bridge below...

Closed Gate  --  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 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/1.4, ISO 1100 — map & image datanearby photos
Closed Gate

... and when you get down there, the view was nice...

Entrance  --  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 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/80 sec, f/10, ISO 10000 — map & image datanearby photos
Entrance

... though I wish I would have shot at f/1.4 and focused on the middle of the bridge.

The path eventually led to the main part of the “resort”, with a large outdoor swimming area (currently undergoing renovation), a “chapel” that probably sees a lot of wedding business on the weekends, shops and restaurants, a 50+ lane bowling alley, etc. Music that felt Bavarian was being played over the outside loudspeakers, so it sort of felt amusement-parkish.

Ships in the Night or something like that  --  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 — 1/80 sec, f/5.6, ISO 2000 — map & image datanearby photos
Ships in the Night
or something like that
Nice Tree  --  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/4, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Nice Tree
Wider View near the main entrance to Shouzan (しょうざん)  --  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 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/125 sec, f/4, ISO 2000 — map & image datanearby photos
Wider View
near the main entrance to Shouzan (しょうざん)
Paul Photographing Nice Tree Paul Barr, my fall-foliage partner in crime  --  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 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/125 sec, f/4, ISO 1400 — map & image datanearby photos
Paul Photographing Nice Tree
Paul Barr, my fall-foliage partner in crime
Paul Still Photographing Nice Tree  --  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/4, ISO 4000 — map & image datanearby photos
Paul Still Photographing Nice Tree
Paul In Front of Nice Tree  --  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 2500 — map & image datanearby photos
Paul In Front of Nice Tree
desktop background image of a fall-foliage scene of the wedding chapple at the Shouzan Resort (しょうざん), Kyoto Japan  --  Looking Back at the “Wedding Chapel” at Shouzan (しょうざん)  --  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 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/125 sec, f/4, ISO 720 — map & image datanearby photos
Looking Back at the “Wedding Chapel”
at Shouzan (しょうざん)
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And here's a Wigglegram of that scene, at f/1.4...


Animatable Wigglegram (11 frames) — sweep the mouse from side to side to view 3D effect
写真の上をマウスであちこちに動かすと「3D」な感じが出ます。

This took about one second to photograph, and hours to process, the latter because I wasn't steady enough while making the sweep, and Photoshop (or my skill in Photoshop) is just not up to the task of fixing things quickly. I used the “Auto Align Layers”, and it helped greatly, but two frames were inexplicably left at a really odd, wonky angle, so I had to go and fix them by hand. Then I was left with the task of cropping the image so that no layer had transparent pixels, which sounds simple but I don't know of a way to do it that's not manually intensive. Anyway, I eventually got it done, and the result is nice, I think, but my takeaway is to be smoother to begin with.

Finally, here's one more from earlier in the day in the paid garden, with the last bit of sunlight from behind turning the leaves into razors...

desktop background image of a fall-foliage scene at the Shouzan Resort (しょうざん), Kyoto Japan  --  Razor Sharp  --  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/2.5, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
Razor Sharp
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Comments so far....

I like the back lighting effect of “Razor Sharp”.

— comment by Tom in SF on November 21st, 2012 at 3:01am JST (2 years ago) comment permalink

Wigglegrams are so cool! I want more, more! I don’t care about anything else.

And give us a Wigglegram LR plugin too, so we can be (nearly) as cool as you! Get it done yesterday, Friedl. Stop joking around taking more photos! The Wigglegram community is counting on you! And make them active across 4 axes, while you’re at it!

Today I did your bidding, Zak. —Jeffrey

— comment by Zachary on November 21st, 2012 at 12:23pm JST (2 years ago) comment permalink
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