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Photoshoot with Yuko at the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Part 4
Buddies Real Cat and Stone Fox at the Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社), Kyoto Japan -- Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社) -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 120mm — 1/800 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Buddies
Real Cat and Stone Fox
at the Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社), Kyoto Japan

This post finally winds up the story started in “Anatomy of a Photoshoot by Someone Who Has No Clue About Them” and then continued in parts two and three, of a photoshoot Paul Barr and I did with a mutual friend, Yuko, at the Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社) in Kyoto.

Winding our day down, we came across a sleepy cat happy to sit with a stone fox (Inari shrines are known for their foxes).

The cat was not in the mood to pose, or even open its eyes (though it was clearly awake)...

Cajoling or, at least, trying -- Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 116mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Cajoling
or, at least, trying

The cat would have none of it. The best I got was this:

Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm — 1/500 sec, f/4, ISO 220 — map & image datanearby photos

Anyway, back to the task at hand, photographing Yuko...

Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos

You can tell this one is a bit forced. We were getting tired and running out of ideas, but it had been a wonderful experience.

There Seems To Be Something Barring my shot (His family name is “Barr”, get it?) -- Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 82mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1100 — map & image datanearby photos
There Seems To Be Something
Barring my shot
(His family name is “Barr”, get it?)

We came upon an interesting bit of architecture that I felt really held potential...

Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 80mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 190mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos

As much potential as it had, we weren't tapping it, so made a note to come back another day.

We exited the shrine grounds at a side gate, and on the way back to the main entrance through the adjacent residential area, we came upon a big sign in the street. I asked Paul and Yuko to pose:

Oblivious Paul does not read Japanese, so doesn't realize that the sign says “Beware of Perverts” -- Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 95mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Oblivious
Paul does not read Japanese, so doesn't realize that the sign says
“Beware of Perverts”

I'm sad to think what must have prompted the need for such a sign, but since it was there, we had fun with it. After informing Paul of its meaning, he posed for one more...

Watch Out, Paul !! -- Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Watch Out, Paul !!

Back near the entrance to the shrine, I noticed a lady sitting alone in the middle of a colorful scene...

Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 175mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 110 — map & image datanearby photos

And Paul and Yuko chatting with their own nice backdrop...

Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 130mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 125 — map & image datanearby photos
Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 140 — map & image datanearby photos

At the very end I tried to pose both Yuko and Paul in a group shot...

“Cats” it Ain't -- Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 102mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 125 — map & image datanearby photos
“Cats” it Ain't

Paul couldn't get the “mirrored pose” concept, and apparently I couldn't describe it well enough. We were pathetic:

Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 102mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 125 — map & image datanearby photos

But it was a fund end to a fun day. Hope to do it again some time.


Comments so far....

Not really related to the blog: what kind of GPS receiver does Mr. Barr use? (I guess is the device mounted on the hot-shoe of his camera).
I’m looking for one, but I cannot decide which one should I buy.
Thanks!
Gianluca
P.S: I miss the What am I quiz…. Just a suggestion for your next post ;-)

Quiz: “I am a GPS receiver mounted on the hotshoe of Mr. Barr’s Camera. What am I?“. Answer: Nikon GP-1 GPS unit. —Jeffrey

— comment by Gianluca on June 26th, 2013 at 8:02pm JST (1 year ago) comment permalink
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