Another Pair of Lovely Ladies in Kimono, Another Wigglegram
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/80 sec, f/1.4, ISO 450 — map & image datanearby photos
Animatable Wigglegram (8 frames) — slowly sweep the mouse from side to side to view 3D effect

at the Nanzen Temple (南禅寺)
Kyoto, Japan

I've been down with a cold since my previous post the other day, of another pair of lovely ladies in kimono. That post (like this post) came from a creative, productive outing with Paul Barr, but I'm somewhat dreading the 70 gigabytes of data awaiting me.

I did find enough energy today to prepare this wigglegram, taken at the old (circa 1880) aqueduct behind the Nanzen Temple.

Due Diligence with the Color Checker  --  Nanzenji Temple (南禅寺)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl,  --  This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/80 sec, f/1.4, ISO 720 — map & image datanearby photos
Due Diligence with the Color Checker

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All 4 comments so far, oldest first...

Jeffrey, I read your discussion about using the color checker here,

Do you keep all the profiles that you create? I guess you have to if you want to go back to an old image. Or do you recreate it from the color checker test shot each time? I guess I’m concerned that the number of choices in the calibration window is going to become enormous and filled with one-use calibrations.

I have been assuming that for natural light shooting the camera profile is scene-independent while the white balance is scene-dependent and the color checker would be used once to tailor the profile to your specific camera and WB tests would be all that are needed.

I really enjoy your photos of Japan, and especially your photography discussions.

Werner in Vermont, USA

At this point I’m mostly using the checker for simple white balance, but I’m building up a corpus of shots in all kinds of lighting situations that I intend to tap into later. My goal will be a bunch of dual-illuminant profiles that I can have a plugin apply automatically on a best-choice-per-photo basis. At least that’s the goal. —Jeffrey

— comment by Gansz on November 24th, 2012 at 2:39am JST (11 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey, forgive my pickiness: you know how I love your photos of Japanese people. Love the shot of the two ladies with the color checker. And although just a utility shot, I’m so bummed that their faces are not in focus. You use that favorite voigtlander lense a lot, I’d love to see you be as creative with deeper depth of field. Even though a color check utility shot its sad to see their pretty faces blurred. Still great shots and happy thanksgiving’

PS this wiggle gram does not work on my mother’s iPad (no big deal, but FYI…)

I would have loved to take the time to switch lenses and make a better shot, but I was imposing on their kindness and time, so wanted to be quick. The wigglegrams don’t work on any touch screen that I know of… I’ve not figured out a way yet. —Jeffrey

I figured out how to get it working with touchscreens, and have updated this one, so it should now work on Mom’s iPad. —Jeffrey

— comment by Ron Evans on November 24th, 2012 at 5:10am JST (11 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

I love how you can see the woman stepping from behind the brick pillar in the WG.

I can’t tell whether you’re being ironic (with you and your tastes one never knows 🙂 ), but I tried to clone her out, but with the minimal effort I was willing to put into it in my influenza’d state, it looked worse than with here there. Her jacket was brilliant red, so at least I toned it down so it wouldn’t stick out. The whole day was really crowded, so I was lucky to get what I did. —Jeffrey

— comment by Zachary on November 24th, 2012 at 11:22am JST (11 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Quick Follow up: I saw the wiggle-gram at home on the funky old gateway laptop…. Awesome! This one looks 95% “Hey that’s neat” and only 5% “gimmicky. I love how they wink and smile at you. Reminds me of those old codgers with tattoos and how they tell you they can make the tiger/ shark / anchor / pin-up|hula girl wink at you… Red & white pretty woman: I’m in love!!! 🙂

— comment by Ron Evans on November 25th, 2012 at 6:53am JST (11 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink
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