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Nishimura Stone Carvers in a Light Snow
desktop background image of stone lanterns covered with a light dusting of snow, at Nishimura Stone Lanterns (西村石灯籠), Kyoto Japan  --  Light Dusting at Nishimura Stone Lanterns (西村石灯籠), Kyoto Japan  --  Nishimura Stone Lanterns (西村石灯籠)  --  Copyright 2013 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Light Dusting
at Nishimura Stone Lanterns (西村石灯籠), Kyoto Japan
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I've been to the garden behind Nishimura Stone Lanterns (西村石灯籠) many times — that link is just one of many posts; see the nearby photos link under any of these photos brings you to many more — but yesterday was the first time in the snow. I posted a few moss/snow shots on my earlier post today.

There wasn't much snow, but enough to add just a touch of new character. I went with Zak Braverman and Nicolas Joannin...

“Hey, I Found a Snowflake! ”  --  Nishimura Stone Lanterns (西村石灯籠)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2013 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
“Hey, I Found a Snowflake!
Frozen  --  Nishimura Stone Lanterns (西村石灯籠)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2013 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 2800 — map & image datanearby photos
Frozen

For a few minutes the sun came out at the same time the snow got a little harder, and so I took the opportunity quickly to try some “creative” sun/snow/shadow shots...

Close Focus @ f/2.5  --  Nishimura Stone Lanterns (西村石灯籠)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2013 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 560 — map & image datanearby photos
Close Focus @ f/2.5
Close Focus @ f/11  --  Nishimura Stone Lanterns (西村石灯籠)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2013 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 — 1/400 sec, f/11, ISO 3600 — map & image datanearby photos
Close Focus @ f/11
Darker Look  --  Nishimura Stone Lanterns (西村石灯籠)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2013 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 — 1/400 sec, f/11, ISO 2200 — map & image datanearby photos
Darker Look
Less Snow than Moss  --  Nishimura Stone Lanterns (西村石灯籠)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2013 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1250 — map & image datanearby photos
Less Snow than Moss
Square  --  Nishimura Stone Lanterns (西村石灯籠)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2013 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Square
Off The Beaten Path  --  Nishimura Stone Lanterns (西村石灯籠)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2013 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 4000 — map & image datanearby photos
Off The Beaten Path
Towering  --  Nishimura Stone Lanterns (西村石灯籠)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2013 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Towering
New the small basin, still free from moss, was obviously newly carved  --  Nishimura Stone Lanterns (西村石灯籠)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2013 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1600 — map & image datanearby photos
New
the small basin, still free from moss, was obviously newly carved
Target-Rich Environment  --  Nishimura Stone Lanterns (西村石灯籠)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2013 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
Target-Rich Environment
Sunny Disposition during one of the brief splashes of sunshine  --  Nishimura Stone Lanterns (西村石灯籠)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2013 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 450 — map & image datanearby photos
Sunny Disposition
during one of the brief splashes of sunshine
Well Balanced ( his first child is due tomorrow , so he'll soon have something cuter to photograph )  --  Nishimura Stone Lanterns (西村石灯籠)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2013 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 720 — map & image datanearby photos
Well Balanced
( his first child is due tomorrow, so he'll soon have something cuter to photograph )
Ice-Colored Stone  --  Nishimura Stone Lanterns (西村石灯籠)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2013 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Ice-Colored Stone
Uphill  --  Nishimura Stone Lanterns (西村石灯籠)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2013 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 560 — map & image datanearby photos
Uphill
More Alien Landscape similar to those on the earlier post  --  Nishimura Stone Lanterns (西村石灯籠)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2013 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
More Alien Landscape
similar to those on the earlier post
Sleeping Beauty  --  Nishimura Stone Lanterns (西村石灯籠)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2013 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Sleeping Beauty
Hey There Big Guy... ... but, uh, you've got something stuck in your teeth  --  Nishimura Stone Lanterns (西村石灯籠)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2013 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Hey There Big Guy...
... but, uh, you've got something stuck in your teeth
Nishimura Stone Lanterns (西村石灯籠)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2013 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 2800 — map & image datanearby photos

He looks quite different than he did three years ago, when he was mostly vegetation free.

Mirror Mirror on the Wall... with a lid of ice that had formed inside a basin  --  Nishimura Stone Lanterns (西村石灯籠)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2013 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Mirror Mirror on the Wall...
with a lid of ice that had formed inside a basin
Yoke of Snow this little guy didn't look as amiable as the two just above  --  Nishimura Stone Lanterns (西村石灯籠)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2013 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1800 — map & image datanearby photos
Yoke of Snow
this little guy didn't look as amiable as the two just above

Comments so far....

Great photos of the snowfall – a difficult subject to capture! And, the stone yard is interesting as well. It looks like a place one could spend hours roaming about. Regards, Tom in San Francisco.

— comment by Tom in SF on February 10th, 2013 at 5:12am JST (1 year, 5 months ago) comment permalink
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