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iPad Photography: This Guy is Doing it Right
an elderly man in traditional Japanese kimono uses an iPad to photograph an elderly woman (presumably his wife) also in traditional Japanese kimono, at the Kiyomizu Temple (清水寺), Kyoto Japan
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/200 sec, f/1.4, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Deeply Appreciative
this scene really warmed my heart
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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 datanearby photos
Pausing to Read my Blog?
( 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...


Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/50 sec, f/8, ISO 125 — map & image datanearby photos
Late Afternoon Sunburst

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.)


Comments so far....

That first shot is awesome. Could go straight into an Apple marketing campaign.

(Glad to see you getting use out of the 85.)

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