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More Folks Enjoying Spring Blossoms, Via 300mm @ f/2
Lovely Smiles Kyoto Imperial Palace Park (“Kyoto Gosho”, 京都御所) -- Kyoto Imperial Palace Park ( Kyoto Gosho , 京都御所) -- 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 300mm f/2 — 1/1600 sec, f/2, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Lovely Smiles
Kyoto Imperial Palace Park (“Kyoto Gosho”, 京都御所)

This posts continues “Enjoying the Blossoms at the Kyoto Imperial Palace Park” from the other day, with more folks enjoying themselves, as seen through the uncommon perspective of 300mm at f/2.

From Behind Cover -- Kyoto Imperial Palace Park ( Kyoto Gosho , 京都御所) -- 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 300mm f/2 — 1/1600 sec, f/2, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
From Behind Cover
Helping Hand -- Kyoto Imperial Palace Park ( Kyoto Gosho , 京都御所) -- 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 300mm f/2 — 1/1600 sec, f/2, ISO 720 — map & image datanearby photos
Helping Hand

(The mask, common in Japan during pollen season, is likely to help ease her allergies.)

Date -- Kyoto Imperial Palace Park ( Kyoto Gosho , 京都御所) -- 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 300mm f/2 — 1/1600 sec, f/2, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Date
Kyoto Imperial Palace Park ( Kyoto Gosho , 京都御所) -- 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 300mm f/2 — 1/1600 sec, f/2, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Kyoto Imperial Palace Park ( Kyoto Gosho , 京都御所) -- 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 300mm f/2 — 1/1600 sec, f/2, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos
Ride-by Shooting -- Kyoto Imperial Palace Park ( Kyoto Gosho , 京都御所) -- 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 300mm f/2 — 1/1600 sec, f/2, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Ride-by Shooting
Kyoto Imperial Palace Park ( Kyoto Gosho , 京都御所) -- 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 300mm f/2 — 1/1600 sec, f/2, ISO 180 — map & image datanearby photos
Kyoto Imperial Palace Park ( Kyoto Gosho , 京都御所) -- 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 300mm f/2 — 1/1600 sec, f/2, ISO 140 — map & image datanearby photos
The Force is strong in this one -- Kyoto Imperial Palace Park ( Kyoto Gosho , 京都御所) -- 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 300mm f/2 — 1/1600 sec, f/2, ISO 110 — map & image datanearby photos
The Force
is strong in this one

Some of the unspecific shots of blossoms seem a bit mesmerizing to me...

desktop background image of peach blossoms at the Kyoto Imperial Palace Park (Kyoto Gosho, 京都御所) -- Kyoto Imperial Palace Park ( Kyoto Gosho , 京都御所) -- 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 300mm f/2 — 1/1600 sec, f/2, ISO 140 — map & image datanearby photos
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desktop background image of peach blossoms at the Kyoto Imperial Palace Park (Kyoto Gosho, 京都御所) -- Kyoto Imperial Palace Park ( Kyoto Gosho , 京都御所) -- 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 300mm f/2 — 1/1600 sec, f/2, ISO 280 — map & image datanearby photos
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At one point Paul Barr stopped by, and tried the 300m f/2 a bit himself...

Battle Stations! -- Kyoto Imperial Palace Park ( Kyoto Gosho , 京都御所) -- 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 — 1/1600 sec, f/8, ISO 1400 — map & image datanearby photos
Battle Stations!

On the way home I couldn't help but pause for a quick shot from time to time...

Along Kawabata St. -- Untitled Polygon -- 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 300mm f/2 — 1/1600 sec, f/2, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Along Kawabata St.
Along the Canal in Okazaki -- 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 300mm f/2 — 1/1600 sec, f/2, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Along the Canal
in Okazaki

But mostly what I noticed on the way home was the utterly oppressive traffic that cherry blossoms and fall foliage bring to Kyoto, particularly on the outskirts like where I live in Okazaki. The roads where parking lots in directions that led to scenic areas, or, later in the day, in directions that led out of town.

Looking South along Higashioji Street toward Sanjo St. -- 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 300mm f/2 — 1/1600 sec, f/2, ISO 450 — map & image datanearby photos
Looking South
along Higashioji Street toward Sanjo St.
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 300mm f/2 — 1/1600 sec, f/2, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
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 300mm f/2 — 1/1600 sec, f/2, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
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 300mm f/2 — 1/1600 sec, f/2, ISO 720 — map & image datanearby photos

Travel by motorcycle or scooter is a lot easier, but bicycle, train, and/or feet are much better. During this season, bus, taxi, and car are for the crazy or angelically patient.


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