Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/800 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image data — nearby photos
from the back of the garden at the Seifuso Villa (清風荘), Kyoto Japan
Slowly making progress from the outing already seen in:
- Entrance Foyer to the Seifuso Villa in Kyoto
- Approaching the Tea House
- Between the Tea House and the Garden
In the previous post we had finally reached the garden, so now we'll take a short walk through it...
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/100 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image data — nearby photos
Seifuso Villa (清風荘)
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/250 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image data — nearby photos
The light was pretty difficult that day, quickly changing from brilliantly harsh to utterly dull. The shot above is from a latter moment, stylized a bit in Lightroom.
(By the way, I've come to the conclusion that when I say “the light was difficult”, I really mean “I'm just not skillful enough”; doing somthing funky in Lightroom afterwards, as above, can often reclaim some value.)
On the other hand, the lead photo is pretty much as it was captured in camera. But successes outside in the sun that day were rare. Here's another “stylized” result from 30 seconds after “Stylized Shade” when the sun was suddenly shining like, er, the sun:
Making our way all the way around the lake, we finally arrive at the main residence, which we haven't seen yet in these posts, except its photogenic entrance foyer. Here we've come upon the outside of what might be comparable to the main residence's livingroom:
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/50 sec, f/5.6, ISO 3600 — map & image data — nearby photos
to the livingroom
Turning around to look back at the garden, you can get a sense for why the garden was placed as it was:
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/50 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image data — nearby photos
view from the livingroom
And then actually stepping in and looking out, the exposure for the dark inside makes for a less accurate view of the outside, but it's still a nice shot...
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/50 sec, f/5.6, ISO 1400 — map & image data — nearby photos
and its not-half-bad view
By the way, the long bamboo crosspiece on the floor in the right half of the image is there for the rare occasion when grounds are open to the public, to indicate to visitors approaching from outside that even though the doors may be open to grant an unrestricted view of the inside, entry inside is now allowed.
My visit, on the other hand, thanks to kind arrangements by my host, Will Baber of Kyoto University, was absolutely Full Monty unrestricted.