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Geometric Views from the Miho Museum
Meep-Meep golf cart shuttle at the Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) near Kyoto, Japan -- Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) -- Koka, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/200 sec, f/1.4, ISO 160 — map & image datanearby photos
Meep-Meep
golf cart shuttle at the Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム)
near Kyoto, Japan

I've spent the weekend since having posted Visiting the Miho Museum trying (and failing) to fight off a cold, but I seem to be slowly recovering today, so today we have a simple post, of a bunch of geometric-ish images from my visit to the museum, presented in the order I took them (with the exception of the first two images being swapped).

These first two from the tunnel leading to the museum have been processed with differing white-balance settings for dramatic effect. The one above is processed so that the sunlight streaming in is white, turning the incandescent lights lining the tunnel a deep orange.

The one below is the opposite, set so that the tunnel lights are white, thereby turning the sunlight a cool blue...

desktop background image of the tunnel leading to the Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) in Shiga Prefecture, Japan -- Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) -- Koka, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/200 sec, f/8, ISO 5000 — map & image datanearby photos
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In reality it was neither blue nor orange... it was a dark spacey gray. But still cool.

Too-Tall Paul distorted by the fisheye lens -- Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) -- Koka, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 14mm — 1/320 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Too-Tall Paul
distorted by the fisheye lens
Bridge Truss -- Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) -- Koka, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/80 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Bridge Truss
Shadows -- Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) -- Koka, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/200 sec, f/2.5, ISO 125 — map & image datanearby photos
Shadows
“ L ” -- Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) -- Koka, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
L

I'm not sure what the thing above is, but I think it's a light. (The photo is from directly underneath, looking straight up).

Here's a more conventional view...

“ L ” is for Light? -- Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) -- Koka, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/800 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
L is for Light?

Out of curiosity, here's what the L shot from above looks like at f/16 instead of f/1.4, flattening the dozen feet between the light and the ceiling into nothing...

Flattened and decidedly too busy -- Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) -- Koka, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/160 sec, f/16, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Flattened
and decidedly too busy

Just outside the window where I was taking these light shots is a rock garden of some sort. Looking like it came out of a Sears catalog, it's probably the least well done aspect of the museum...

Uninspired Rock Garden with window reflections of the museum architecture -- Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) -- Koka, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 14mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Uninspired Rock Garden
with window reflections of the museum architecture

I'm no expert on rock gardens, but I'm thinking that one needs a better backdrop, and so a square of marble and glass is probably not the ideal location in the first place.

Disconcerting? -- Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) -- Koka, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Disconcerting?

One more shot from the lobby of the special-collections wing, where all the interior shots have been so far...

desktop background image of architecture at the Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) near Kyoto Japan -- Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) -- Koka, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Corner
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With Disconcerting? above I had intended to post only the color shot, where like in the tunnel the different colors of light can be exaggerated and set upon each other via white-balance adjustments in post, but thought that maybe the lack of color might make for a slightly strange moment as you try to figure out what you're looking at. Maybe not.

In any case, here's the color version...

First Floor Hallway as seen from the 2nd floor lobby -- Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) -- Koka, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
First Floor Hallway
as seen from the 2nd floor lobby
desktop background image of architecture at the Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) near Kyoto Japan -- Industrial Strength Joint in the museum cafe -- Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) -- Koka, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Industrial Strength Joint
in the museum cafe
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Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) -- Koka, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 280 — map & image datanearby photos
Precise ring of museum symbols mark the fill line -- Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) -- Koka, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Precise
ring of museum symbols mark the fill line
Slightly Escher-esque -- Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) -- Koka, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 14mm — 1/30 sec, f/5.6, ISO 2500 — map & image datanearby photos
Slightly Escher-esque

I tried to get a nice shot of the 2nd floor hallway, but didn't quite do it. Paul always has a nice smile, but this first shot with him in the foreground looking at the off-camera Egypt Room would be better without him...

Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) -- Koka, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 14mm — 1/125 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos

... and this second shot just doesn't have the right balance...

Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) -- Koka, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 14mm — 1/30 sec, f/8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos

Oh well, maybe next time. Or maybe not; I'm told it's normally very crowded, so perhaps a future visit won't have such clean views.

Entrance Lobby and Sunburst -- Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) -- Koka, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/200 sec, f/1.4, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Entrance Lobby and Sunburst

On the way out I grabbed a snapshot of one of the first visually-striking things I noticed on the way in, a circular umbrella stand...

Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) -- Koka, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 14mm — 1/100 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos

I couldn't come up with a good way to make a good photograph, though.

Return Trip -- Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) -- Koka, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 — 1/200 sec, f/11, ISO 900 — map & image datanearby photos
Return Trip
Tree Snuggies which I wrote about six years ago -- Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) -- Koka, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 125 — map & image datanearby photos
Tree Snuggies
which I wrote about six years ago

And finally, one more futuristic take on the tunnel...

desktop background image of the tunnel leading to the Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) in Shiga Prefecture, Japan -- Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) -- Koka, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2013 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Comments so far....

Very interesting pictures, “L” is just fantastic.
Regarding “Too-Tall Paul”, the 14-24mm is not a fisheye, even if it is set at 14mm, as far as I know…

— comment by Gianluca on December 9th, 2013 at 9:30pm JST (4 months, 10 days ago) comment permalink

Great set! I need to go there too :-)

— comment by Damien on December 9th, 2013 at 10:09pm JST (4 months, 10 days ago) comment permalink

In “Precise”, I first thought the museum symbols were insects (maybe mosquitoes ;)…

— comment by Nicolas on December 10th, 2013 at 4:24am JST (4 months, 10 days ago) comment permalink
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