The Whole Gamut of My Blog In One Spectacular Visit to the Yoshiminedera Temple
desktop background image of a fall-foliage scene at the Yoshiminedera Temple (善峯寺), Kyoto Japan -- Picturesque Path at the Yoshiminedera Temple (善峯寺) Kyoto, Japan -- Yoshiminedera Temple (善峯寺) -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2014-11-18/2485 -- 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 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Picturesque Path
at the Yoshiminedera Temple (善峯寺)
Kyoto, Japan
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I paid a visit to the Yoshiminedera Temple in the mountains of south-west Kyoto today, and the resulting photos pretty much covered all the main things I normally have on my blog. Let's run through some of them....

Above we have a vertical desktop background, which I started doing four years ago. I've now posted 385 of them.

And here's a wigglegram featuring Ai (who appeared with her husband in this photoshoot a year and a half ago)...

Animatable Wigglegram (16 frames) — slowly sweep mouse from side to side to view 3D effect
写真の上をマウスで左右にゆっくり動かすと「3D」な感じが出ます。

I first started making these things that I call wigglegrams two years ago, and I still have a lot of work yet to make them better. I've only just realized that I really need to ensure a faster shutter than normal static shots, because (duh!) I'm moving; the frames at the end of the one above are quite blurry. And I've got to move more smoothly... this one is still a bit wonky.

Of course, I need to have a photo of people taking photos...

Yoshiminedera Temple (善峯寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2014-11-18/2485 -- 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 — 1/100 sec, f/4.5, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos

... and of folks gathered to see a nice view...

Yoshiminedera Temple (善峯寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2014-11-18/2485 -- 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 @ 28mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos

... and folks pointing at something...

Yoshiminedera Temple (善峯寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2014-11-18/2485 -- 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 — 1/100 sec, f/2.8, ISO 160 — map & image datanearby photos

... and someone holding a quince...

Yoshiminedera Temple (善峯寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2014-11-18/2485 -- 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/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos

Okay, that last one is not common on my blog, but you've got to start sometime.

It's been five months since I've posted a cautionary example about remembering to use a polarizing filter, so here's one:

Without Polarizer 偏光フィルター無し -- Yoshiminedera Temple (善峯寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2014-11-18/2485 -- 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 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Without Polarizer
偏光フィルター無し
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Three years ago I posted Heading Out To Photograph The Fall Foliage? Don’t Forget The Polarizer Filter using photos from this very temple, but I'm getting better in my processing because I can use my wigglegram technology to align the shots. (Other polarizing-example posts include wet grass, polished granite, wet rocks, lotus leaves, a mountain stream, a bed of moss, and my first post on the subject six and a half years ago, A Few Polarization-Filter Examples.)

And speaking of both wigglegram technology and things that often appear on my blog, here's killing two birds with one stone: another wigglegram, and Damien Douxchamps and his famous red hat posing Terminator Style with his Nikkor 70-200 zoom lens:

Animatable Wigglegram (15 frames) — slowly sweep mouse from side to side to view 3D effect
写真の上をマウスで左右にゆっくり動かすと「3D」な感じが出ます。

This is on the steps leading up from the parking lot, before the entrance. They were the last photos I took before we moved on to the next temple.

But we're not done yet with the tour of stuff commonly found on my blog. Here's a normal landscape-mode desktop background (the 841st), taken from about where Damien is standing in the wigglegram above, of the temple's entrance, a couple of hours earlier on the way in.

desktop background image of a fall-foliage scene at the Yoshiminedera Temple (善峯寺), Kyoto Japan -- Entrance to the Yoshiminedera Temple 善峯寺の正門 -- Yoshiminedera Temple (善峯寺) -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2014-11-18/2485 -- 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Entrance to the Yoshiminedera Temple
善峯寺の正門
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Of course, it certainly wouldn't be an autumn post without a photo of Paul Barr smiling...

Yoshiminedera Temple (善峯寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.8, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos

...or a photo of the back of his head while he snaps a photo of a pretty scene...

Yoshiminedera Temple (善峯寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2014-11-18/2485 -- 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 320 — map & image datanearby photos

We need a photo showing people staring inquisitively at something, while also giving a sense of context for the scale or slope of the place...

Yoshiminedera Temple (善峯寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/100 sec, f/5.6, ISO 280 — map & image datanearby photos

... and of someone using a smartphone to take a photo of the thing being stared at, in this case, a garden-friendly spider...

Yoshiminedera Temple (善峯寺) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2014-11-18/2485 -- 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 1400 — map & image datanearby photos

I've much more to post out of the 706 photos I took at this temple (and the mere 270 at the other one we visited today), including even a What am I? quiz, but they'll have to wait for another day.

Continued here...


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Thanks for all your work. Visiting your blog is always like a mini trip to Japan for me.

— comment by Rick on November 19th, 2014 at 7:05am JST (2 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink
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