Bland Pre-Typhoon Views of the Sky from Kyoto to Hiroshima, at 300kph
Pulling Out From Kyoto Station view from a south-bound bullet train — 71 kph -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2014 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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Pulling Out From Kyoto Station
view from a south-bound bullet train — 71 kph

As I mentioned yesterday, with a typhoon expected to reach the main island of Japan on Monday, we make a quick Saturday/Sunday trip south to Hiroshima and Miyajima. The approaching typhoon made for an interesting sky, with a very high cloud ceiling, in different patterns.

Photos of the sky from the train window are pretty bland, but perhaps of interest to someone who has never been to Japan.

この間の土曜日、京都から宮島までの空景色。写真はつまらないですが、日本に来られてない方には面白いかも。

Rice and River an extremely typical view — Akashi City — 273 kph (170 mph) -- Akashi, Hyogo, Japan -- Copyright 2014 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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Rice and River
an extremely typical view — Akashi City — 273 kph (170 mph)
Clouds in Himeji 295 kph (183 mph) -- Himeji, Hyogo, Japan -- Copyright 2014 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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Clouds in Himeji
295 kph (183 mph)
Cruising Speed 300 kph (186 mph) -- Aioi, Hyogo, Japan -- Copyright 2014 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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Cruising Speed
300 kph (186 mph)
Wrong 300kph, not 312 kph -- Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan -- Copyright 2014 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 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/80 sec, f/16, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Wrong
300kph, not 312 kph

In the split second after we came out of a tunnel, the GPS unit was confused about the speed. It quickly returned to 300kph.

Rural Kurashiki, Okayama -- Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan -- Copyright 2014 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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Rural Kurashiki, Okayama
Pulling Into Fukuyama Station 269 kph when I see a super-high cloud ceiling like this, I get excited for the sunset possabilities -- Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 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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Pulling Into Fukuyama Station
269 kph
when I see a super-high cloud ceiling like this, I get excited for the sunset possabilities
Pulling Into Hiroshima Station yes, that's a Costco next to the baseball stadium — 103 kph -- Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 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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Pulling Into Hiroshima Station
yes, that's a Costco next to the baseball stadium — 103 kph
Outside Hiroshima Station weird art thing shows the spotty clouds — 0 kph -- Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 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 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 62mm — 1/400 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Outside Hiroshima Station
weird art thing shows the spotty clouds — 0 kph

After a lunch (that will eventually be its own blog post), we took a streetcar for 15 minutes...

Former Downtown Hiroshima now a park -- Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 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 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 36mm — 1/100 sec, f/9, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Former Downtown Hiroshima
now a park

Then a taxi ride another 20 minutes south, and then...

View from the Ferry on the 10-minute ride between the mainland and Miyajima a less-dramatic view than I posted seven years ago -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 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 Ferry
on the 10-minute ride between the mainland and Miyajima
a less-dramatic view than I posted seven years ago
View from Our Hotel Kinsuikan Hotel in Miyajima (宮島 の 錦水館) -- Kinsuikan Hotel (錦水館) -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 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 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/160 sec, f/9, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
View from Our Hotel
Kinsuikan Hotel in Miyajima (宮島錦水館)
Kids Playing at Low Tide in a few hours, the water will be four times their height -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 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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Kids Playing at Low Tide
in a few hours, the water will be four times their height
Walkable (Sort Of) Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社) -- Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社) -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 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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Walkable (Sort Of)
Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社)

One's got to be careful where one walks, because if there's vegetation, you can't tell at a glance whether it's just over hard-packed dirt, or over a mushy layer of water. In this case, a kid answered the question for me:

Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社) -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 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 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 62mm — 1/125 sec, f/11, ISO 1600 — map & image datanearby photos

A few minutes before sunset, color started appearing to the west..

First Colors -- Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社) -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2014 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 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/50 sec, f/5, ISO 180 — map & image datanearby photos
First Colors

As I posted yesterday, it eventually got pretty nice.

Two days later, the typhoon is almost here.

Posts about the trip to Miyajima are continued here...


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Interesting to see the camera exposure time that you need to use in order to have the foreground be sharp while moving at 300 kph.

— comment by Tom in SF on October 13th, 2014 at 11:15pm JST (2 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink
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