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Impromptu Kimono Photo Shoot Near the Kiyomizu Temple
desktop background image of a lady in Japanese kimino posing for a portrait among cherry blossoms, in Kyoto Japan -- Tourist Snapshot Near the Kiyomizu Temple (清水寺 の 周辺), Kyoto Japan -- Near the Kiyomizu Temple (清水寺の周辺) -- 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 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Tourist Snapshot
Near the Kiyomizu Temple (清水寺周辺), Kyoto Japan
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During my outing the other day near Kyoto's famous Kiyomizu Temple, the crowds were out in force, but the atmosphere was still quite pleasant. It helped that it was the nicest day, weather wise, in ages... warm, with no rain.

Amidst the hustle and bustle in the area outside the temple, these two ladies somehow found a wonderful backdrop inexplicably devoid of people, so one posed for the other, creating the kind of nature+kimono scene I'm partial to.

Mostly I thought it'd look better to focus on the photographer to leave the subject of her photo out of focus in my photo, but for reference, here's the other way around...

Near the Kiyomizu Temple (清水寺の周辺) -- 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 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Getting Just the Right Angle -- Near the Kiyomizu Temple (清水寺の周辺) -- 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 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Getting Just the Right Angle
desktop background image of a lady in Japanese kimino posing for a portrait among cherry blossoms, in Kyoto Japan -- Near the Kiyomizu Temple (清水寺の周辺) -- 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 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
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Lovely -- Near the Kiyomizu Temple (清水寺の周辺) -- 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 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 155mm — 1/320 sec, f/2.8, ISO 110 — map & image datanearby photos
Lovely
Checking the Results -- Near the Kiyomizu Temple (清水寺の周辺) -- 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 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 155mm — 1/320 sec, f/2.8, ISO 125 — map & image datanearby photos
Checking the Results

I then went up to offer (in Japanese) to take a shot of both of them with their own camera, to which they replied in English that they didn't speak Japanese... they're on vacation from China. Hopefully the shot I took of them came out and makes a nice memory of their visit to Kyoto.

Continued here...


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