Rainbow and Helicopter over North-East Kyoto
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three-photo panorama with Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — map & image datanearby photos
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that I went to the trouble of having a helicopter get in there, for scale

I spent a wonderful day yesterday being introduced to some amazing temples in the Takao area, in the mountains of north-west Kyoto. The partially-cloudy day was punctuated at times with small cells of very light mist/rain, and this made for really dynamic light. Almost back home to eastern Kyoto in the late afternoon, the combination of everything resulted in an intense rainbow that I stopped to snap a few photos of to make a vertical panorama.

The rainbow aside, the light was really gorgeous, with both because the low angle of the sun made for a deeper orange (because the longer path through the atmosphere strips the blue, which is why sunsets are deeply colorful) and because the clouds blocked much of the blue from the sky that normally fills in what had been stripped in the first place. The whole day was punctuated with moments with this kind of glorious light. Just wonderful.

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Some satellite dish repair guy is going to be mighty surprised some day when he trips over that big pot of gold on one of those roofs.

— comment by Marcina (Bellingham, WA) on December 6th, 2011 at 1:36pm JST (12 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

This photo is amazing!

— comment by PigTailLeo on December 12th, 2011 at 11:54am JST (12 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink
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