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A Few from the Plum Blossom Orchard at the Kyoto Imperial Palace Park
“ He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not.... ” ignoring the plum blossoms at the Imperial Palace Park (京都御所公園) Kyoto, Japan -- Kyoto Imperial Palace Park (京都御所公園) -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2014-03-16/2400 -- 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 — 1/800 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not....
ignoring the plum blossoms
at the Imperial Palace Park (京都御所公園)
Kyoto, Japan

今日京都御所寄って、軽い撮影をさせていただきました。

It's that time of year for blossoms of various sorts at Kyoto Gosho (the Imperial Palace Park). I've posted many times from there, including articles with an emphasis on the blossoms themselves and folks enjoying the blossoms and photos at 300mm and everything mixed together.

Today I knew a photographer friend was going to be there, so I stopped by for a bit while I was in the area on an errand.

Pink -- Kyoto Imperial Palace Park (京都御所公園) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2014-03-16/2400 -- 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 — 1/1600 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Pink
Taking it Easy -- Kyoto Imperial Palace Park (京都御所公園) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2014-03-16/2400 -- 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 — 1/1000 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Taking it Easy
Wait for Me e e e e e e e e e e e e e e ! 待てて〜! -- Kyoto Imperial Palace Park (京都御所公園) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2014-03-16/2400 -- 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 — 1/1250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
"Wait for Meeeeeeeeeeeeeee!"
待てて〜!
Relaxin' in Style this lady knows how to do it -- Kyoto Imperial Palace Park (京都御所公園) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2014-03-16/2400 -- 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 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Relaxin' in Style
this lady knows how to do it
Big you almost don't notice until a kids is there for scale -- Kyoto Imperial Palace Park (京都御所公園) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2014-03-16/2400 -- 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 cropped — 1/500 sec, f/2.5, ISO 220 — map & image datanearby photos
Big
you almost don't notice until a kids is there for scale
Somewhat Incongruous あんまり調和しない -- Kyoto Imperial Palace Park (京都御所公園) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2014-03-16/2400 -- 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 cropped — 1/500 sec, f/2.5, ISO 125 — map & image datanearby photos
Somewhat Incongruous
あんまり調和しない
“ No, That One ” 違う、あれ -- Kyoto Imperial Palace Park (京都御所公園) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2014-03-16/2400 -- 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 — 1/500 sec, f/2.5, ISO 180 — map & image datanearby photos
No, That One
違う、あれ
Akiko-san photographer behind Eden Walkers though lately she's more active on Flickr アキコさん、写真家の友達 -- Kyoto Imperial Palace Park (京都御所公園) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Akiko-san
photographer behind Eden Walkers
though lately she's more active on Flickr
アキコさん、写真家の友達

Akiko is who I stopped by to say hi to. I'd met her a year and a half ago (during this outing) while she was on a visit to Kyoto, but she now lives here.

While chatting, I aimlessly took a photo of one of the blossoms to the left of her in the photo above, and it seemed to have come out okay. Here it is, direct out of the camera except for a slight white-balance adjustment, and a slight crop to fit a widescreen monitor...

desktop background image of a plum blossom in the Kyoto Imperial Palace Park (京都御所), Kyoto Japan -- Quintessential Plum -- Kyoto Imperial Palace Park (京都御所公園) -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2014-03-16/2400 -- 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 — 1/500 sec, f/2.5, ISO 450 — map & image datanearby photos
Quintessential Plum
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To be continued...


Comments so far....

At Kitano Tenmangu shrine now, sitting at the covered rest area beside the main gate, as I post this. Good crowd right now. The plum blossoms look great. Should I go over to the Imperial Gardens to view them too?

Anything else will be a letdown after where you are now, I think. If you happen to be in the neighborhood, the imperial gardens are nice, but I wouldn’t make a special trip if you’re already at Kitano Tenmangu. Do visit the garden there if you can afford the ~800 yen. —Jeffrey

— comment by berantle on March 17th, 2014 at 12:28pm JST (8 months, 10 days ago) comment permalink
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