What It Looks Like When Tiered Rice Paddies Go to Seed
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Tiered Rice Paddies gone to seed -- Otsu, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, https://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/6400 sec, f/1.4, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Tiered Rice Paddies
gone to seed

I went on an outing today again with Shimada-san and Paul Barr, to the deep rural mountains of Uji City, southeast of Kyoto. We went a week ago and had a wonderful time, though I've barely had a chance to look over that day's photos. (From that day I've posted only a few flowers, some small-village farming scenes, and a bunch of shots from a small local shrine.) Today we went on some different roads and discovered even more remote, more pleasant areas. It was wonderful.

The photo above, of a set of tiered rice paddies that had been disused long enough for a tree to grow in them, came after I'd taken a short path from the road through a dense bamboo forest. It's not much to look at in the small version, but has somewhat of a “presence” when it fills the screen, I think.

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Your Photography is amazing! The depth in this is gorgeous, and I love the upper forground~

— comment by Gabriel on June 13th, 2011 at 6:38pm JST (13 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink
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