Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 30 sec, f/11, ISO 100 — map & image data — nearby photos
It's been ages since I've been out with just me and the camera, so I took some time for myself yesterday to visit the Kuuya-taki Waterfall (空也滝) in the mountains of western Kyoto. I first posted about it a year ago, and have since posted many updates, such as here and here.
(As always, the “nearby photos” link under any of these shots brings up other photos taken over the years in the same area.)
It had been raining recently, so yesterday I hoped to get lucky with a large flow of water over the falls, and also lucky to miss rain while I was there.
I was not as lucky as I had hoped.
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 4 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 — map & image data — nearby photos
while waiting it out under the roof of a dilapidated shack
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 52mm — 1/10 sec, f/4.5, ISO 10000 — map & image data — nearby photos
I had hoped for the best, but had prepared for the worst, so I had rain gear, umbrella, etc., so I could still try to make some shots, but it was a miserable time.
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 34mm — 8 sec, f/9, ISO 100 — map & image data — nearby photos
for this boring shot
Since I was there, I wanted to try to make the best of it, but I seemed to not be able to get into a groove. The shot below seems to completely lack a reasonable perspective, despite having been taken from a spot that offered such a great view...
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/20 sec, f/7.1, ISO 6400 — map & image data — nearby photos
The huge (6-story tall?) waterfall in the far background looks tiny, and so do the logs in the foreground. The big stone gate is almost invisible.
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 60mm — 0.6 sec, f/9, ISO 200 — map & image data — nearby photos
The other day someone contacted me asking whether they could use one of my photos to illustrate a quote attributed to Thomas Jefferson:
"On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock."
The photo in question was of pretty bad quality, so while I was out there I looked for an appropriate scene. I took a bunch of shots that I've still yet to check out, but the shot above (and the shot at the start of the post) are two attempts.