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Flower-Arranging Show at the Shouren’in Temple, 2013
Rich October Sun at the Shoren'in Temple (青蓮院), Kyoto Japan -- Shoren'in Temple (青蓮院) -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Rich October Sun
at the Shoren'in Temple (青蓮院), Kyoto Japan

I paid a visit today to the Shouren'in Temple (青蓮院) in Eastern Kyoto for a repeat of the Ikebana (生花; flower-arranging) event that last year produced all these posts:

· Busy Hallway at Kyoto’s Shoren’in Temple
· Serene Photos to Calm the Nerves
· Cute and Colorful Scene at the Shoren’in Temple
· More Pleasantness From The Shoren’in Temple Ikebana Event
· Revisiting Flower Arrangements at the Shoren’in Temple

Today's visit won't produce so much, but this post is a first run at some of the shots I took...

desktop background image of sun-drenched moss-covered roots of a huge 800-year-old camphor tree at the Shoren-in Temple (青蓮院), Kyoto Japan -- Sundrenched Moss-Covered Roots of a huge 800-year-old “ Natural Treasure of Kyoto ” camphor tree -- Shoren'in Temple (青蓮院) -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/2000 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Sundrenched Moss-Covered Roots
of a huge 800-year-old Natural Treasure of Kyoto camphor tree
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Display Maintenance -- Shoren'in Temple (青蓮院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 52mm — 1/100 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1600 — map & image datanearby photos
Display Maintenance
desktop background image of the main garden at the Shoren-in Temple (青蓮院), Kyoto Japan -- Stone Bridge -- Shoren'in Temple (青蓮院) -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 15mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Stone Bridge
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desktop background image of the main garden at the Shoren-in Temple (青蓮院), Kyoto Japan -- Main Garden -- Shoren'in Temple (青蓮院) -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 14mm — 1/100 sec, f/9, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Main Garden
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The light was really harsh today; somehow, it was better last year.

desktop background image of pretty purple-fringed flowers the Shoren-in Temple (青蓮院), Kyoto Japan -- Flowers Suffering from severe axial chromatic aberration (just a camera-geek joke) -- Shoren'in Temple (青蓮院) -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 450 — map & image datanearby photos
Flowers Suffering
from severe axial chromatic aberration
(just a camera-geek joke)
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Rich Light nice smiles -- Shoren'in Temple (青蓮院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 160 — map & image datanearby photos
Rich Light
nice smiles
desktop background image of a tukubai (water basin) the Shoren-in Temple (青蓮院), Kyoto Japan -- Water Basin festooned for the occasion -- Shoren'in Temple (青蓮院) -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Water Basin
festooned for the occasion
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desktop background image of the main garden-viewing room the Shoren-in Temple (青蓮院), Kyoto Japan, during an ikebana (flower-arranging) show -- Viewing Flower Arrangements in the garden-viewing room -- Shoren'in Temple (青蓮院) -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 14mm — 1/30 sec, f/5.6, ISO 140 — map & image datanearby photos
Viewing Flower Arrangements
in the garden-viewing room
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desktop background image of the main garden-viewing room the Shoren-in Temple (青蓮院), Kyoto Japan, during an ikebana (flower-arranging) show -- Two Arrangements -- Shoren'in Temple (青蓮院) -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 28mm — 1/60 sec, f/2.8, ISO 125 — map & image datanearby photos
Two Arrangements
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desktop background image of a tukubai (water basin) the Shoren-in Temple (青蓮院), Kyoto Japan -- That Water Basin Again with less sky reflections on the surface of the water -- Shoren'in Temple (青蓮院) -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 58mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.8, ISO 180 — map & image datanearby photos
That Water Basin Again
with less sky reflections on the surface of the water
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desktop background image of a back passage at the Shoren-in Temple (青蓮院), Kyoto Japan -- Passages -- Shoren'in Temple (青蓮院) -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/50 sec, f/2.8, ISO 2000 — map & image datanearby photos
Passages
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desktop background image of closeup detail of a weathered handrail, the Shoren-in Temple (青蓮院), Kyoto Japan -- Weathered Handrail -- Shoren'in Temple (青蓮院) -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 360 — map & image datanearby photos
Weathered Handrail
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desktop background image of an external side passage the Shoren-in Temple (青蓮院), Kyoto Japan -- Side Passage -- Shoren'in Temple (青蓮院) -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 14mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Side Passage
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Garden-Viewing Room from above the garden -- Shoren'in Temple (青蓮院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/500 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Garden-Viewing Room
from above the garden
desktop background image of bamboo the Shoren-in Temple (青蓮院), Kyoto Japan -- Cliché Bamboo -- Shoren'in Temple (青蓮院) -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Cliché Bamboo
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Bell with a suspended log for a striker -- Shoren'in Temple (青蓮院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1250 — map & image datanearby photos
Bell
with a suspended log for a striker

Comments so far....

Cliché Bamboo

Legendary CV125 show some violet fringing ??

It’s a joke. —Jeffrey

— comment by ks on October 19th, 2013 at 9:15am JST (1 year ago) comment permalink

Got mine today in Canon EF mount to be used with 5D2.
It shows the same fringing habit at wide open like yours photo with the extreme high contrast condition.

Any suggestion?

IT WAS A JOKE… the picture shows a white flower with purple fringe. That’s the real flower, not chromatic aberration. —Jeffrey

— comment by ks on October 26th, 2013 at 10:58pm JST (11 months, 25 days ago) comment permalink

Haha…

I mean the photo named ‘Cliché Bamboo’. I can see purple fringe at the edge of bamboo (near the sun, upper left) and on the small branch the right of the photo. May be I am too much pixel peeping…ha ha.

BTW, it is an excellence lens indeed in many other aspects other than the CA proof. I tested the lens by comparing with Sigma 180mm F3.5 Macro and Sigma 50mm F2.8 Macro. They are all have purple fringing (including CV125) at wide open and high contrast situation e.g. white text on black surface on the lens barrel but I can say that CV125 is the best among them. By stopping down the aperture, the purple fringing is reduced significantly.

Ah, I see. Purple fringing is so common that I’m used to it… I guess I tune it out. I revisited the bamboo photo in Lightroom and bumped the “Defringe” amount from 0 to a little something, and the purple disappeared, so that’s one way to handle it. —Jeffrey

— comment by ks on October 27th, 2013 at 8:13pm JST (11 months, 24 days ago) comment permalink
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