Japanese Candles, Followup
Subtle  --  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 sec, f/8, ISO 100 — image data
Subtle

A short followup to my post the other day about Japanese candles to mention that Alice Gordenker's Japan Times article is now online, as well as her blog post with more details.

Also, on YouTube, I found a video of someone with 50 years experience making a batch of Japanese candles, best seen after having read Alice's article and then her blog.

Red, White, and Blue and yellow, except that the “white” is really orange that is so bright (relatively) that it appears white in photos  --  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 highly cropped — 1/20 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 — image data
Red, White, and Blue
and yellow, except that the “white” is really orange that
is so bright (relatively) that it appears white in photos
(original from which the crop above was taken)  --  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)
(original from which the crop above was taken)

And finally, one more shot of the one of the setups I mentioned in my first post.

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 D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/80 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1100 — image data

All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

You last photo of the setup says “candle” to me, strongly; lit candle in others as well might be lit electrical bulb, at least in color.

— comment by parv on January 16th, 2013 at 6:08pm JST (4 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

I’ve been reading your blog for years now, however I never felt it necessary to leave a comment until now.

I found your blog after I visited Kyoto and searched for ‘Kyoto photo blog’, and your blog came up. I have spent many, many hours wiling away the time reading your thoughts, and looking at your photos, so thank you for all of the time and effort you put in.

Anyway, the reason I’m writing is to say that through this post, I went to Alice Gordenker’s blog, and went to a talk she gave today here in Tokyo. It was a great talk, and a pleasure to meet her, and it was due to this post about candles and her column, so thank you.

As to the part of the world I am writing from, not so far away. I have been living in Tokyo for about a year and a half, but before that I lived in Miyakonojo (Miyazaki Prefecture) for about seven years (Originally from Australia).

— comment by Lachlan on February 3rd, 2013 at 9:50pm JST (4 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink
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