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Views of Kyoto From Shogunzuka Over The Years
My Son Anthony crosses in front of my camera four years ago, at age six Shogunzuka Overlook (将軍家), Kyoto Japan  --  Shogunzuka (将軍家)  --  Copyright 2008 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 24-70 mm f/2.8 @ 62mm — 1/200 sec, f/6.3, ISO 4500 — map & image datanearby photos
My Son Anthony
crosses in front of my camera four years ago, at age six
Shogunzuka Overlook (将軍家), Kyoto Japan

Continuing to dip into my 2010-and-before archives because my main computer is in the shop, today's posts are various views from the Shogunzuka overlook (将軍家) in eastern Kyoto, a 30-minute hike (or a 5-minute drive) from my place.

I used Lightroom's Map module to bring up all the images that are geoencoded to that spot (so that excludes early images before I started to geoencode), and picked some. These were taken from 2007 to 2010, with a Nikon D200 or a Nikon D700. Taking advantage of the modern render engine in Lightroom 4, I picked images that I could give a bit of punch to....

Visiting the “nearby photos” under any image brings you to the large set of images I've posed from up there over the years. I've made the trip in search of a nice sunset many, many times. The majority of times I end up with absolutely nothing to show for it; photos that appear on my blog are from the few times it's notably photogenic.

Other pictures from the same outing as above appeared on “Today’s Sunset in Kyoto: Ho-Hum & Yawn”, from 2008.

The next few photos are from my first visit up there with any kind of skill with a camera, in July 2007's simply-titled “Views of Kyoto From Shougun-zuka”. It was right after a typhoon had blown through. To say the view was “dynamic” would be quite the understatement...

Shogunzuka (将軍家)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright  2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis 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 D200 + Nikkor 17-55 mm f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/350 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Shogunzuka (将軍家)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright  2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis 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 D200 + Nikkor 70-200 mm f/2.8 @ 116mm — 1/3000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Shogunzuka (将軍家)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright  2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis 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 D200 + Nikkor 70-200 mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/640 sec, f/6.3, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos

By a year later, in mid 2008, I had a nice tripod, so I tried some night shots, as seen in “Kyoto, From Shogunzuka, at Night”...

Bicycle Parking  --  Shogunzuka (将軍家)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright  2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis 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 D200 + Nikkor 70-200 mm f/2.8 @ 200mm — 1.3 sec, f/5, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Bicycle Parking
Soothing Sunset from the same outing as the photo that leads this post  --  Shogunzuka (将軍家)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 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 24-70 mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/200 sec, f/2.8, ISO 3200 — map & image datanearby photos
Soothing Sunset
from the same outing as the photo that leads this post
Fiery Horizon  --  Shogunzuka (将軍家)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 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 70-200 mm f/2.8 @ 145mm — 1/800 sec, f/4.8, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos
Fiery Horizon

I'm not excited about this last one, but there it is. It's from the outing that produced “Not Quite Giving Up on Sunsets... Yet” in November 2008.

This next photo is from toward the end of that outing... the technical quality is as bad as the one above, but the sheer dynamic range of nature makes me like this one.

Downtown Osaka 30 miles to the southwest  --  Shogunzuka (将軍家)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 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 70-200 mm f/2.8 @ 160mm — 1/500 sec, f/4.5, ISO 2800 — map & image datanearby photos
Downtown Osaka
30 miles to the southwest

The next three are from “Today's Photogenic Adventures in Kyoto” in December 2008...

desktop background image of Kyoto, Japan, at sunset, from the Shogunzua overlook (将軍家)  --  Subdued  --  Shogunzuka (将軍家)  --  Copyright 2008 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 70-200 mm f/2.8 @ 200mm — 1/320 sec, f/5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Subdued
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desktop background image of Kyoto, Japan, at sunset, from the Shogunzua overlook (将軍家)  --  Touchdown  --  Shogunzuka (将軍家)  --  Copyright 2008 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 70-200 mm f/2.8 @ 200mm — 1/2000 sec, f/5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Touchdown
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Sweeping  --  Shogunzuka (将軍家)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 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 24-70 mm f/2.8 @ 32mm — 1/640 sec, f/5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Sweeping

These next two hyper-dynamic shots are from an outing that I hadn't yet posted about...

Moody  --  Shogunzuka (将軍家)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 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 24-70 mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/1250 sec, f/9, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Moody
Under the Shelf  --  Shogunzuka (将軍家)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2008 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 + 70-200 mm f/2.8 @ 200mm — 1/3200 sec, f/5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Under the Shelf

Moving into 2009 now, the next two quiet shots are from the outing that produced “Spot On: Camera Metering Basics”....

Shogunzuka (将軍家)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2009 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 24-70 mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/2500 sec, f/6.3, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
desktop background image of Kyoto, Japan, at sunset, from the Shogunzua overlook (将軍家)  --  Waiting  --  Shogunzuka (将軍家)  --  Copyright 2009 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 24-70 mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/1250 sec, f/11, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Waiting
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Finally, three shots from another really dynamic sunset, in October 2010. This first one reminds me of this shot from last year that I really like...

desktop background image of Kyoto, Japan, at sunset, from the Shogunzua overlook (将軍家)  --  Ducking Behind Clouds  --  Shogunzuka (将軍家)  --  Copyright 2010 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 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 58mm — 1/1250 sec, f/11, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Ducking Behind Clouds
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desktop background image of Kyoto, Japan, at sunset, from the Shogunzua overlook (将軍家)  --  Final Peek  --  Shogunzuka (将軍家)  --  Copyright 2010 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 24mm f/1.4 — 1/500 sec, f/7.1, ISO 1400 — map & image datanearby photos
Final Peek
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Sayonara  --  Shogunzuka (将軍家)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2010 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 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 500mm — 1/800 sec, f/6.3, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Sayonara

Comments so far....

This is a really impressive set you have here. The landscapes/cityscapes are really breathtaking.

— comment by David K on February 8th, 2013 at 6:52am JST (1 year, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful, city and photos.

— comment by Anonymous on February 9th, 2013 at 1:03am JST (1 year, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Aww shucks! :-] Thanks Jeffrey for I am a sucker for the silhouettes & the long shadows.

— comment by parv on February 9th, 2013 at 5:33pm JST (1 year, 9 months ago) comment permalink
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