Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/500 sec, f/5.6, ISO 1250 — map & image data — nearby photos
at the Eikando Temple (永観堂), Kyoto Japan
Since my main computer (a laptop holding my photos for the last two years) is still in the shop, I'm taking random walks through the 90,000 photos in my desktop-computer's Lightroom catalog, dating through the end of 2010. I'm taking the opportunity to delete a lot of cruft, but occasionally run across shots I want to share because they're pretty or interesting or respond well to “weird” processing...
Photos on this post date from 2007 (with a Nikon D200) to 2010 (with a Nikon D700). But, at least, they benefit from 2013-level processing in the name of Lightroom 4 and, I suppose, an older and more-mature(?) me.
The photo above dates to the end of 2010, and is almost identical to “Reflections of a Picturesque Bridge”, except for modern processing to my current taste.
This next photo, from spring 2007, shows some late-blossoming cherry overlooking the canal near my place...
That outing has already been represented on my blog in “10 Gallons of Blossoms on a 5-Gallon Branch” (which describes this species of cherry), “Cooling Off with Pastel Cherry-Blossom Desktop Backgrounds”, the March 2008 “Kyoto Cherry-Blossom Preview”, and an interesting interactive post that I'd forgotten about, “Kyoto’s Okazaki Area, From Mt. Daimonji”.
This next cherry-blossom shot dates from the following year...
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200 mm f/2.8 @ 200mm — 1/250 sec, f/4, ISO 500 — map & image data — nearby photos
This photo came from an outing already represented by “Perfect Weather for a Snooze on a Park Bench”, “Cherry-Blossom Snow”, and “Just Like That, Kyoto’s Cherry-Blossom Season Ends”.
This next shot shows an ornamental lantern at Kyoto's Yoshida Shrine (吉田神社), with what looks to be a Photoshop mistake at the base...
A close inspection shows a stone base with a complex shape designed to hold a wooden post with an equally complex shape. It all fits together and locks with a single square peg, and allows the wood to remain off the ground, away from moisture/bugs.
More from this shrine appears on “In Search of Yoshida Shrine” and “Serendipity: Pleasant Sunday Morning at Kyoto’s Yoshida Shrine”.
This next shot, of a temple's roof peeking out from the trees, is from an outing in 2009 covered in various articles starting with “Holy Cow, the Gardens at Kyoto’s Eikando Temple are Gorgeous!”...
Nikon D700 + Zeiss 100mm f/2 — 1/320 sec, f/2, ISO 560 — map & image data — nearby photos
This next shot is by Paul Barr...
Nikon D3 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 60mm — 1/125 sec, f/4, ISO 1600 — map & image data — nearby photos
at Nishimura Stone Lanterns
photo by Paul Barr
It's the same stone basin seen in “Paul Barr + Stonecarver’s Garden + Lightroom”, but from a different angle. That post started a run of about a dozen that featured photos from that most-amazing outing. The main one is likely the 51-photo “A Superficial Overview of the Gardens Behind the Nishimura Stone-Carving Workshop”.
I'll go a bit quicker with the rest of the photos... the “nearby photos” under each photo generally leads to related photos...
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 210mm — 1/500 sec, f/29, ISO 2800 — map & image data — nearby photos
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 52mm — 1/500 sec, f/9, ISO 1100 — map & image data — nearby photos
at the Souken-in Temple (総見院), Kyoto Japan
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/5000 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200 — map & image data — nearby photos
Kongourinji Temple (金剛輪寺), Shiga Japan
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 640 — map & image data — nearby photos
Kongourinji Temple (金剛輪寺)
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1400 — map & image data — nearby photos
Yoshiminedera Temple (善峯寺), Kyoto Japan
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5— 1/500 sec, f/5.6, ISO 5600 — map & image data — nearby photos
Eikando Temple (永観堂)
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/4, ISO 1400 — map & image data — nearby photos
Eikando Temple (永観堂)
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200 — image data
Eikando Temple (永観堂)
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/320 sec, f/2, ISO 250 — map & image data — nearby photos
Shouzan Gardens (しょうざん)
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/5000 sec, f/5.6, ISO 1250 — map & image data — nearby photos
Kamo River north of Nijo, Kyoto Japan
There's an interesting story behind this one, explained on “The Great Kamo River Battle for the Bread”.
Well, that's enough for today. Another 90,000 more photos to comb through....