Architectural Details at the Kyoto Imperial Palace

Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/5.6, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Lacking in Color
large building at the Kyoto Imperial Palace, Kyoto Japan
during a visit last November
京都御所、去年の秋

Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 180 — map & image datanearby photos
Zooming Back for a Wider View
engulfed in vermilion

最近の記事はサイクリングと撮影ソフトばかりので、やっと僕の基本に一雄戻ります。

I've been posting mostly cycling and Lightroom stuff lately, so time to return a bit to my roots with something Kyoto...

Last November I took a tour of the Kyoto Imperial Palace, and at the time posted A Few Photos From The Start of a Visit to the Kyoto Imperial Palace, but got sidetracked, as I often do, before posting more. So today I'm picking up from there with a few architectural shots....

Let's start with a simple wigglegram of the courtyard that ended the previous post...

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。

Looking through, the columns and doors on the wall on the right are pretty...


Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Open Doors

Looking straight through to the opposite entrance, I waited quite a while in hopes of a shot with no one present, but this was the best I could come up with....


Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/500 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Almost
almost empty, and almost in focus

Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/1600 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Roof Detail
the focus being along the ridge seems to give it a slightly odd feeling

Here's a look at the same roof seen in the previous post, but at different apertures...

Animatable — slowly sweep mouse from side to side to view effect
写真の上をマウスで左右にゆっくり動かすといろいろな撮影効果を楽しむことができます。

The shots were done handheld, so there's a slight change of perspective among them that I find unsettling, but perhaps it somehow gives a sense of 3D?

This impromptu depth-of-field comparison joins half a dozen others I've done in the past, with a bridge railing, tea and sweets, cherry blossoms, bamboo, tiny mushrooms, and moss.


Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/500 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Different Roof Detail
the amount of work that goes into these roofs boggles the mind

And finally something a little softer than all these architectural details...


Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/5.6, ISO 720 — map & image datanearby photos
Photograph of People
Photographing Architecture

These are, of course, the ladies from A Wigglegram of Three Lovely Ladies in Kimono at the Kyoto Imperial Palace.


All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

Interesting images. A thought about photographing the structures with all those people: If you are allowed to use a tripod, you might put a 10x neutral density filter on your camera and go for a very long exposure.

I doubt tripods were allowed (it was a special three-day opening that happens once a year), but even if they were, I’m too lazy to use one. 🙂 And frankly, I think that scene looks better with a human touch anyway. But in general the filter is the way to go, or take multiple shots, align them, and merge in Photoshop…. —Jeffrey

— comment by Tom in SF on May 19th, 2015 at 11:20pm JST (2 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Read your regular expression book. Stumbled upon your wonderful gallery.
I did not knew the artistic person writing those amusing technical books.
Great !! 🙂

— comment by Rajesh Swarnkar on May 21st, 2015 at 2:48am JST (2 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink
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