Taran and Kate at the Heian Shrine, Part 3
The Garden All to Themselves Heian Shrine (平安神宮), Kyoto Japan -- Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 42mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
The Garden All to Themselves
Heian Shrine (平安神宮), Kyoto Japan

Today's post is the final installment of the story started in Taran and Kate at the Heian Shrine. The previous installment ended with our having to wait for a massive crowd to clear. After all three of them 🙂 left, we had the place to ourselves.

Putting Away the Sun Glasses for a darker area of the gardens -- Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 62mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Putting Away the Sun Glasses
for a darker area of the gardens
With a Gray Heron I'd hoped it would fly just as they passed, but it didn't move -- Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/500 sec, f/5, ISO 560 — map & image datanearby photos
With a Gray Heron
I'd hoped it would fly just as they passed, but it didn't move
With Another Heron -- Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/500 sec, f/2.5, ISO 180 — map & image datanearby photos
With Another Heron

It was only as I was walking around to join them that the first heron decided to fly away...

See Ya' -- Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/500 sec, f/2.5, ISO 140 — map & image datanearby photos
See Ya'

Birds in flight are almost as difficult to photograph as children (a bird's movement is marginally less erratic). I'm focus-challenged in the best of times, but in this case it was compounded by the fact that I had the manual-focus-only Voigtländer 125mm/f2.5 mounted. Given all that, the result isn't too bad.

Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/500 sec, f/2.5, ISO 125 — map & image datanearby photos
Stepping Stones -- Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 35mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 560 — map & image datanearby photos
Stepping Stones
Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 160 — map & image datanearby photos
Always the Gentleman -- Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 48mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 560 — map & image datanearby photos
Always the Gentleman
Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm — 1/500 sec, f/8, ISO 1600 — map & image datanearby photos
On the Way Out -- Heian Shrine (平安神宮) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 140mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 360 — map & image datanearby photos
On the Way Out
Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 135mm — 1/800 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/1000 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Fuzzy I missed focus on this first shot -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/2000 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Fuzzy
I missed focus on this first shot

I'd seen this bench with its Beware of Hairy Caterpillars sign on the way to meet them, so when I saw that Taran had a thick fuzzy beard, I thought we could have some fun with it, along the lines of the two-shot sequence seen here.

I love their smiles in the shot above... I just wish I'd focused better. 🙁

After that, I bid them adieu with one last snap...

Bye! -- Kyoto Prefectural Library, Okazaki -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/1000 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Bye!
Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 140 — map & image datanearby photos

All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

The washed-out scene with couple showing their backs ought to be the very last, very fitting photo (after Taran waving bye) of the entire series. Nobody would be any wiser, Jeffrey, if you see fit to rearrange the sequence.

I think you’re absolutely right, thank you. —Jeffrey

— comment by parv on August 17th, 2017 at 7:47am JST (1 month, 3 days ago) comment permalink

Wonderful post and photos, as always beautiful. I love seeing the herons on my walks through Kyoto. They are such majestic and stately birds…

— comment by Arthur Brigham on August 17th, 2017 at 9:33pm JST (1 month, 3 days ago) comment permalink
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