Kyoto’s Kamo River Goes a Bit Wild
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Kyoto's Kamo River on somewhat of an angry day -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl,
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 240 mm — 1/320 sec, f/22, ISO 2200 — map & image datanearby photos
Kyoto's Kamo River
on somewhat of an angry day

We've had quite a bit of rain over the last couple of days, and the water flowing from the mountains has started to fill up the rivers just a bit. The water had subsided considerably by the time I ventured out late this morning, but it was still quite a sight to behold.

For comparison, here's a photo from a few years ago, almost exactly a reverse angle, taken from the bridge that you can barely see through the rain in the background of the photo above....

Same Stretch of River during a gentler time -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl,
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/500 sec, f/7.1, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Same Stretch of River
during a gentler time

When I took the first photo, I was standing under the bridge seen in the second photo, at the far right, looking back almost exactly to where the second photo was taken from, so it's exactly the same stretch of river in each picture.

Four years ago the water level rose a bit higher than it had this morning, but we've had no shortage of rain since then, so I wonder what it's like now. I'd love to see a time lapse of the river's level after a heavy rain.

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