This post is a continuation earlier parts of “Kyoto’s Amazing Haradanien Garden”, where in part one I introduced the location, and in part two I explained how it's wonderful even though it's quite crowded.
Folks wanting a couple shot would usually ask someone walking by to take it, but the couple above use a timer. (I tried to get the camera in focus and missed it badly, but I still like the vibe of the shot.)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/500 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image data — nearby photos
or so it seems
As I mentioned in part two, the layout of the garden — criss-crossing paths wandering on a hillside punctuated by dense foliage — makes photos like the one above possible depsite quite heavy crowds. It's just wonderful.
The Nikkor 200mm f/2 mentioned in part two.
Let's have a wigglegram.... an interactive photo that you can wiggle with your mouse:
This gives a sense, I hope, of the feel of at least one part of the garden. This is the second wigglegram I've posted from this site, the first having been this wigglegram of Damien and Paul right after my first visit. (There's one more lower down on this post.)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image data — nearby photos
of someone taking a photo of someone taking a photo of something
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 200mm f/2 — 1/800 sec, f/2, ISO 100 — map & image data — nearby photos
that I'm pointing his 200mm f/2 at him
(made dreamy with +contrast and −clarity in Lightroom)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 200mm f/2 — 1/1000 sec, f/2, ISO 100 — map & image data — nearby photos
another one where I missed focus, but I like the vibe
And finally, let's end this post with one more wigglegram....
Much more of this wonderful place yet to share.