Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/200 sec, f/1.4, ISO 400 — map & image data — nearby photos
this scene really warmed my heart
Given yesterday's post about how iPad photography looks silly (not is silly, mind you, but looks silly, to me), when I was out and about in Kyoto today with a friend visiting from The States, seeing someone taking pictures with an iPad caught my attention more than average.
The scene above, at the Kiyomizu Temple (清水寺) not long before sunset, really warmed my heart. I loved the juxtaposition of old and new... traditional and revolutionary... young and old (and young at heart)... all wrapped in the aura of understated but undeniable class and style. I was tickled pink just to witness it as I was quickly passing by on the way home.
Earlier in the day, at the Ginkakuji Temple (銀閣寺, the “Silver Pavilion”) in north-east Kyoto....
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/125 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image data — nearby photos
( uh, no, probably not )
Other iPad-photography shots I happened across today are not worth sharing, so here's a bonus shot from the Kiyomizu Temple...
There was probably a rainbow to my back at the time, but I didn't notice. (I did notice later, but by then I'd moved to a place where the foreground scene wasn't worth a photo.)