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From the Garden to the House at the Seifuso Villa
desktop background image of the garden at the Seifuso Villa (清風荘), Kyoto Japan -- View from The Back from the back of the garden at the Seifuso Villa (清風荘), Kyoto Japan -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- 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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View from The Back
from the back of the garden at the Seifuso Villa (清風荘), Kyoto Japan
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Slowly making progress from the outing already seen in:

(with photos also appearing here and here).

In the previous post we had finally reached the garden, so now we'll take a short walk through it...

Garden Path Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Kyoto, 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 24mm f/1.4 — 1/100 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Garden Path
Seifuso Villa (清風荘)
desktop background image of the garden at the Seifuso Villa (清風荘), Kyoto Japan -- Shortcut over a Stream -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- 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 24mm f/1.4 — 1/250 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Shortcut over a Stream
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Stylized Shade -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Kyoto, 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 24mm f/1.4 — 1/800 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Stylized Shade

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:

Stylized Sun -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Kyoto, 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 24mm f/1.4 — 1/200 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Stylized 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:

Back Door to the livingroom -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Kyoto, 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 24mm f/1.4 — 1/50 sec, f/5.6, ISO 3600 — map & image datanearby photos
Back Door
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:

Not Half Bad view from the livingroom -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- Kyoto, 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 24mm f/1.4 — 1/50 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Not Half Bad
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...

desktop background image of a view of the garden from the main residence at the Seifuso Villa (清風荘), Kyoto Japan -- The Living Room and its not-half-bad view -- Seifuso Villa (清風荘) -- 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 24mm f/1.4 — 1/50 sec, f/5.6, ISO 1400 — map & image datanearby photos
The Living Room
and its not-half-bad view
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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.

Continued here...


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