Pretty Flowers as Filler
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Padding -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl,
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/500 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — full exif

As someone who wants to share something new on my blog every day, the recent lack of posting bothers me, but as I've noted recently, I'm working on a fun project (that I'll write about soon, but be warned that its geeky nature will make it uninteresting to most people, sorry).

So, to fill in a spot on my blog calendar, here are some pretty flowers I snapped shots of at my in-law's place on New Year's day, not long after the shrine visit from my “When You Tempt Fate, Sometimes You Lose” post. My wife's brother's wife's mother gave them to her daughter's husband's mother (my mother in law) when their kids got married, and said they'd bloom in a couple of months, and indeed, two months later here we are.

Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl,
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 640 — full exif

They were bathed in sharp, direct sunlight at the time, so the background was dark to begin with; I did some diddling in Lightroom to drop out the rest of the background.

All 3 comments so far, oldest first...

I object strenuously to your calling the kind of post that forms the bulk of my blog “filler” for yours!

— comment by Zak on February 5th, 2011 at 7:58am JST (13 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Spent a year and a half in Sendai shi. Before that went to all the places my father visited in 1946. At first had a Kodak Bantam w/8 Kodachromes per roll and never saw the results until I got home. Abe L. and I had overlapping duty in Sendai. I live in Minnesota. Used a Contax IIA for years and now a Sony pocket cyber shot. Abe had ninteen of my best on his site until he had health problems. I have a carved mother of pearl Hiroshima survivor my father picked up that is being donated to the Asian exhibit at the Minneapolis Art Institute. Bill Billett

— comment by Anonymous on February 14th, 2011 at 11:53pm JST (13 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Nice to see Bill Billett has left a comment. I sent him your link and also sent it to a lot of other people. I really admire your photography and the way you have presented it. It is just beautiful.

— comment by Abraham Lincoln on February 15th, 2011 at 2:06am JST (13 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink
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