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A Post For Damien Douxchamps’ Parents in Belgium
Marching Back from shooting those red leaves in the background, at the Toku'un-in Temple (徳雲院), Kyoto Japan  --  Toku'un-in Temple (徳雲院)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 900 — map & image datanearby photos
Marching Back
from shooting those red leaves in the background,
at the Toku'un-in Temple (徳雲院), Kyoto Japan

Ce post de blog est pour les parents de Damien Douxchamps, parce que Damien ne leur envoie pas assez de photos de lui-même.

This blog post is for Damien Douxchamps' parents in Belgium, because Damien, who has lived in Japan for the last eight years, doesn't send enough pictures of himself.

Laughing With Paul at the Sourenji Temple (宗蓮寺), Kyoto Japan from this outing earlier in the week  --  Sourenji Temple (宗蓮寺)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 10000 — map & image datanearby photos
Laughing With Paul
at the Sourenji Temple (宗蓮寺), Kyoto Japan
from this outing earlier in the week
“Okay, I Stand Here for Your Picture” at the Housen-in Temple (宝泉院), Kyoto Japan  --  Housen-in Temple (宝泉院)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/160 sec, f/1.4, ISO 180 — map & image datanearby photos
“Okay, I Stand Here for Your Picture”
at the Housen-in Temple (宝泉院), Kyoto Japan
Slight Reaction to my having said something stupid/silly  --  Housen-in Temple (宝泉院)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/160 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Slight Reaction
to my having said something stupid/silly
Contemplating the leaf in the swirl pattern in the gravel Housen-in Temple (宝泉院)  --  Housen-in Temple (宝泉院)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Contemplating
the leaf in the swirl pattern in the gravel
Housen-in Temple (宝泉院)
Adjusting His Leaf using my iPhone camera as a mirror  --  Jikkouin Temple (実光院)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 280 — map & image datanearby photos
Adjusting His Leaf
using my iPhone camera as a mirror
Serious Business Looking macho with his leaf (C'est juste pour rire)  --  Jikkouin Temple (実光院)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/8000 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Serious Business
Looking macho with his leaf
(C'est juste pour rire)
A Damien in its Natural Environment near the Jikkouin Temple (実光院), Kyoto Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — image data
A Damien in its Natural Environment
near the Jikkouin Temple (実光院), Kyoto Japan
Forging Ahead with Paul Behind the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院), Kyoto Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/125 sec, f/1.4, ISO 250 — image data
Forging Ahead with Paul
Behind the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院), Kyoto Japan
Intense in post processing only, like some of these  --  Near the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/250 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Intense
in post processing only, like some of these
Pro Stance at the Sekisanzen-in Temple (赤山禅院), Kyoto Japan  --  Sekisanzen-in Temple (赤山禅院)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/160 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Pro Stance
at the Sekisanzen-in Temple (赤山禅院), Kyoto Japan
Easy to Find at the Shugakuin Imperial Villa (修学院離宮), Kyoto Japan  --  Shugakuin Imperial Villa (修学院離宮)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Easy to Find
at the Shugakuin Imperial Villa (修学院離宮), Kyoto Japan
Sensing That I have the camera pointed at him  --  Shugakuin Imperial Villa (修学院離宮)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/640 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Sensing
That I have the camera pointed at him
Yup  --  Shugakuin Imperial Villa (修学院離宮)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/640 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Yup
Searching can't find a leaf to shoot at the Shugakuin Imperial Villa (修学院離宮)  --  Shugakuin Imperial Villa (修学院離宮)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/5.6, ISO 1800 — map & image datanearby photos
Searching
can't find a leaf to shoot
at the Shugakuin Imperial Villa (修学院離宮)
Shugakuin Imperial Villa (修学院離宮)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/640 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Killing My Shot  --  Shugakuin Imperial Villa (修学院離宮)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 220 — map & image datanearby photos
Killing My Shot

For the most part, Japanese reflexively flash a peace sign when a camera is pointed at them, something that drives most non-Japanese insane, so in the shot above, Damien is mimicking this to spoil my shot. Interestingly, though, he's doing it for exactly the same underlying reason that I suspect the Japanese do it: without something specific to do, they don't know what to do for the camera and so feel uncomfortable.

Now Trying To Duck my Shot With Nicolas and Paul joining in  --  Shugakuin Imperial Villa (修学院離宮)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 280 — map & image datanearby photos
Now Trying To Duck my Shot
With Nicolas and Paul joining in
Ultra Killing My Shot but at least I've got something useful for blackmail some day  --  Shugakuin Imperial Villa (修学院離宮)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/11, ISO 5600 — map & image datanearby photos
Ultra Killing My Shot
but at least I've got something useful for blackmail some day

I've been running around with Damien a lot while he's visiting Kyoto from Tsukuba. He's appeared tangentially on my blog previously here and here. Also, here are his socks.


Comments so far....

Does he really shoot with a D2h?

No, he has a D3-something. The strap is from his previous camera. —Jeffrey

— comment by Zachary on December 1st, 2012 at 11:27am JST (1 year, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Finally linked the page on my blog so you may soon get comments from random blokes you’ve never heard of. Hehe…

Also, I just noticed that I have really small eyes in the pic titled “Searching”. At least compared to the (Korean?) girl in the foreground. Am I becoming Asian or what?? :-D

PS: I have a D3X strap for sale…

— comment by Damien on December 8th, 2012 at 12:44pm JST (1 year, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Thanks Jeffrey!!! (says Damien’s little sis) :) :) :)
Some rare stuff you got there… ;)

— comment by Lou on January 26th, 2013 at 8:48pm JST (1 year, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Nice pictures of Damien. For the parents, it is good to see him in action when he is so far away…
I saw the photos last year but I did not noticed the possibility to leave a comment.
Thank you very much, Jeffrey !
:o)
Alain

— comment by Alain Douxchamps on September 17th, 2013 at 1:38am JST (1 year, 1 month ago) comment permalink
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