Serendipitous Surprise: Running Into My Own Photography in Kyoto Station
Japanese Candle A Photo I Took in 2012 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2012 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 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1 sec, f/4, ISO 100 — image data
Japanese Candle
A Photo I Took in 2012

I got a surprise today while walking in the underground arcade north out of Kyoto Station, when I noticed on the wall some photographs that I took eight years ago.

Today in Kyoto Station Newspaper Article from 2013 on Display -- Copyright 2021 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)
iPhone 7+ — 1/40 sec, f/1.8, ISO 20 — map & image datanearby photos
Today in Kyoto Station
Newspaper Article from 2013 on Display
The Article by Alice Gordenker -- Copyright 2021 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)
The Article
by Alice Gordenker

I did the photography for Alice's article as a fun project, as described in two blog posts at the time, Japanese Candles and Japanese Candles, Followup.

Copyright 2021 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)

The article is still on the Japan Times web site, here, and originally looked like this:

Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2012 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 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/4 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — image data

The two candle photos bookmarking this post are the originals for those used in the article.

I was in the area to renew my driver's license, which went quite smoothly, so that's taken care of for the next five years.

Done and Dusted for Another Five Years
(yes, I photoshopped all important data to be different from reality)

I used to blog six days a week — this will be my 2,635th post — but I've been taking a break for a while, so I hope I can remember how to make this post. If you're reading this, I remembered. 🙂


All 10 comments so far, oldest first...

Glad to see you posting again. Just a short note from a long time fan

— comment by Steve Kirks on March 13th, 2021 at 4:14am JST (6 months, 5 days ago) comment permalink

A gold  運転免許証. Must mean you’ve steered clear of traffic violations for a while.

From Northern VA

Well, technically, it means I’ve steered clear of getting caught for traffic violations for a while. 😉 —Jeffrey

— comment by Once an Expat on March 13th, 2021 at 10:23pm JST (6 months, 4 days ago) comment permalink

Nice to see you blogging again! It was very interesting following your post about photo, some family aspect. Then with velo. I hope everything goes well for you and your family. Hope you could get back to USA soon to see your family.

Thanks sharing all your thought for all these years. And even more for your lightroom plug-ins.

Frederic a long time fan of your posts

— comment by Klee Frédéric on March 13th, 2021 at 10:53pm JST (6 months, 4 days ago) comment permalink

Happy to see you pop into your blog again. I am still trying to read thru all of your cycling posts from the years. I keep losing track of which one I left off from, however 😛

The resolution of Strava’s photo hosting doesn’t do your ride summaries justice, just saying 🙂

— comment by Spencer on March 16th, 2021 at 2:45am JST (6 months, 2 days ago) comment permalink

Wow, long time no see. Great to see another interesting post with that stunning candle image.

— comment by Steven Johnson on March 16th, 2021 at 12:41pm JST (6 months, 2 days ago) comment permalink

Glad to see you posting again. Guess the next time I’m in Kyoto (from Houston, Texas) I will have to swing by the north arcade to check out the displays there. My last visit to Kyoto was April 2019. I am a fan of your blog and your O’Reilly Regex book. Thanks for sharing and wish you and your family all the best.

— comment by Tuan Nguyen on March 21st, 2021 at 9:22am JST (5 months, 28 days ago) comment permalink

Nice to see a post from you!

— comment by Gianluca on April 7th, 2021 at 7:10am JST (5 months, 11 days ago) comment permalink

Hi this is Massimo, visiting from Italy.
I was just checking links pointing at my old website and I found one I left when trying your Lightroom plugin.
Thank you again for sharing.
As soon as I will return to Kyoto I will go and look for your photo..
Wish you all the best!
Max

— comment by Massimo Basso on April 14th, 2021 at 1:41am JST (5 months, 4 days ago) comment permalink

Relieved greetings from a silent reader in Germany, glad things seem to be fine!
Still I haven’t thanked you for showing me the Zaohashi in Wakayama, to which I rode a nice sweaty ride from Arida in summer of ’18. Thank you!
Best regards, Jan

— comment by Jan on April 23rd, 2021 at 2:42pm JST (4 months, 24 days ago) comment permalink

Heyyy!!! You back!! It’s great to see your post again. Cant wait to see you share your adventure and beautiful shots.
Wish you all the best and i hope you stay healthy 🙂

— comment by Bryn on May 5th, 2021 at 12:13pm JST (4 months, 13 days ago) comment permalink
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