Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/50 sec, f/2.8, ISO 160 — map & image data — nearby photos
stuffed-animal version of the Flat-Stanley Project
at the Heian Shrine (平安神宮), Kyoto Japan
I'm still overwhelmingly steeped in Lightroom plugin development of late, but did get out with the camera a few times over the weekend. On Friday I met some friends visiting Kyoto, and in the shot above one is taking a photo of a stuffed bunny at the Heian Shrine (平安神 宮), as part of a project for a friend's daughter, showing the bunny in various situations around Japan.
Over Saturday and Sunday, I took a family trip to Iwakuni in western Japan to visit some relatives, and as part of the trip stopped by Miyajima Island (宮島) and its famous Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社) for a few minutes, my first visit since 2007.
This time it was an impromptu visit after dusk (low light) without a tripod, so I probably didn't get much, but I grabbed two shots for this post. Here's someone having a bit of quiet time on the seawall...
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/4, ISO 6400 — map & image data — nearby photos
Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/200 sec, f/1.4, ISO 1800 — map & image data — nearby photos
The next day in Iwakuni City, while looking down from a bridge, I saw potential in the geometric shapes of this scene:
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 38mm — 1/125 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100 — map & image data — nearby photos
below the Kintai Bridge (錦帯橋), Iwakuni City, Japan
I'm not sure what's lacking, but it doesn't quite have the oomph I'd hoped.
All the photos above are of someone's back (I'm getting “back” into the swing of shooting, get it?), but here's one just to see some faces. These kids asked me to take their photo, but had no interest in getting a copy... I guess they just like posing:
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 2000 — map & image data — nearby photos
( whoever they are )
at the Nanzen Temple (南禅寺)