.
Kyoto Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Lightup, Part Three
Flash Layer of umbrellas hides the crowds at the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest (嵐山竹 やぶ) Kyoto Japan  --  Arashiyama Bamboo Forest (嵐山竹やぶ)  --  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 85mm f/1.4 highly cropped k— 0.4 sec, f/11, ISO 4000 — map & image datanearby photos
Flash
Layer of umbrellas hides the crowds
at the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest (嵐山竹やぶ)
Kyoto Japan

This is the third (and final) post about the annual lightup event in the bamboo forest of the Aarashiyama area of Kyoto, which I went to on a windy, sleety night a couple of weeks ago. (See earlier part 1 and part 2.)

15-Second Exposure melts the moving crowd away a bit  --  Arashiyama Bamboo Forest (嵐山竹やぶ)  --  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 — 15 sec, f/7.1, ISO 80 — map & image datanearby photos
15-Second Exposure
melts the moving crowd away a bit
30-Second Exposure The photographer in yellow, like me, didn't move much  --  Arashiyama Bamboo Forest (嵐山竹やぶ)  --  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 24mm f/1.4 — 30 sec, f/13, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
30-Second Exposure
The photographer in yellow, like me, didn't move much

The photo collected the many flashes of others' cameras during the 30-second exposure. Here's a crop from the center of the shot above...

Flashes center crop from the shot above  --  Arashiyama Bamboo Forest (嵐山竹やぶ)  --  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)
Flashes
center crop from the shot above

I tried a quick shot directly of one of the lanterns, which ended up as one might expect, detail in the bright light completely blown out. Still, somehow the result appeals to me...

desktop background image of a Japanese lantern among the bamboo at the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest (嵐山竹やぶ), Kyoto Japan  --  Undetailed Photo of a highly detailed lantern  --  Arashiyama Bamboo Forest (嵐山竹やぶ)  --  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 — 4 sec, f/10, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Undetailed Photo
of a highly detailed lantern
Vertical Desktop-Background Versions
1050×1680  ·  1200×1920  ·  1600×2560

It's the same kind of high-contrast lantern scene that I used as an example of HDR (“High Dynamic Range”, a misnomer) four and a half years ago in “HDR and Why I Don't Do It”.

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest (嵐山竹やぶ)  --  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 24mm f/1.4 — 1/40 sec, f/1.4, ISO 10000 — map & image datanearby photos
Red Umbrella I love it  --  Arashiyama Bamboo Forest (嵐山竹やぶ)  --  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 24mm f/1.4 — 1/50 sec, f/1.4, ISO 2200 — map & image datanearby photos
Red Umbrella
I love it
Posed I took a photo of them with their camera, then this one with mine  --  Arashiyama Bamboo Forest (嵐山竹やぶ)  --  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 24mm f/1.4 — 1/6 sec, f/5.6, ISO 10000 — map & image datanearby photos
Posed
I took a photo of them with their camera, then this one with mine
Rush of the Crowd  --  Arashiyama Bamboo Forest (嵐山竹やぶ)  --  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 24mm f/1.4 — 0.3 sec, f/8, ISO 10000 — map & image datanearby photos
Rush of the Crowd
Brief Respite a minute and a half later  --  Arashiyama Bamboo Forest (嵐山竹やぶ)  --  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 24mm f/1.4 — 1/4 sec, f/10, ISO 10000 — map & image datanearby photos
Brief Respite
a minute and a half later
Arashiyama Bamboo Forest (嵐山竹やぶ)  --  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 85mm f/1.4 — 0.8 sec, f/4, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Paul Barr holding still for a longish (0.8 sec) exposure  --  Arashiyama Bamboo Forest (嵐山竹やぶ)  --  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 85mm f/1.4 — 0.8 sec, f/4, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Paul Barr
holding still for a longish (0.8 sec) exposure

Leave a comment...


All comments are invisible to others until Jeffrey approves them.

Please mention what part of the world you're writing from, if you don't mind. It's always interesting to see where people are visiting from.

More or less plain text — see below for allowed markup

You can use the following tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Subscribe without commenting