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Super-Impromptu Portrait: Aeron in Nara
Super-Impromptu Portrait Aeron from Kyoto, in Nara  --  Todaiji (東大寺)  --  Nara, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/160 sec, f/1.4, ISO 280 — map & image datanearby photos
Super-Impromptu Portrait
Aeron from Kyoto, in Nara

I mentioned the other day in “Massive Support Column at Nara's Todai-ji Temple” about a recent photo trip to Nara, an hour's train ride south of Kyoto. I made the trip with Kyoto photographer friend Aeron, who besides being a great photographer is also seriously photogenic (I mean, really, just look at that smile), so along the way I took the opportunity to try some very impromptu portraits.

And when I say “impromptu”, I don't mean something like these from five years ago where I spent 15 minutes, or these from six months ago whee I spent a couple of minutes, or even these from eight weeks ago... I mean really impromptu, where I set up the shot without him knowing, get his attention, and take the shot all within a few seconds.

This says more about his easy smile than my meager photographic skill, of course, but I'll take a shot like that to my name any day.

Todaiji (東大寺)  --  Nara, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/80 sec, f/4, ISO 560 — map & image datanearby photos
at the entrance to the Todaiji Temple's Great Hall  --  Todaiji (東大寺)  --  Nara, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/80 sec, f/4, ISO 280 — map & image datanearby photos
at the entrance to the Todaiji Temple's Great Hall

It was tough, but I got him to suppress the smile for 1/80th of a second.

Serious Business this business of pausing to let me take a shot  --  Todaiji (東大寺)  --  Nara, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/80 sec, f/4, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Serious Business
this business of pausing to let me take a shot

A few other shots he happened to be in...

Non Portrait at the Todaiji Temple (東大寺), Nara Japan  --  Todaiji (東大寺)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 105mm — 1/200 sec, f/2.8, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Non Portrait
at the Todaiji Temple (東大寺), Nara Japan
Todaiji's Great Hall 東大寺の大仏殿、奈良  --  Todaiji (東大寺)  --  Nara, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/2000 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Todaiji's Great Hall
東大寺の大仏殿、奈良
Attention to Detail  --  Todaiji (東大寺)  --  Nara, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/200 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Attention to Detail
Exposed Root System I didn't even notice their photographic potential until he pointed them out  --  Todaiji (東大寺)  --  Nara, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 5000 — map & image datanearby photos
Exposed Root System
I didn't even notice their photographic potential until he pointed them out

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I love these photos. You never get to see the photographer. Thanks for showing another side of the art.

— comment by Andrea on January 15th, 2013 at 11:35pm JST (1 year, 11 months ago) comment permalink
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