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Old November 2nd, 2017, 02:31 PM
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on my way over to Japan. "through the Window Darkly"



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That is really gorgeous! Love that shot!
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Old November 2nd, 2017, 03:51 PM
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on my way over to Japan. "through the Window Darkly"




Steven,

This is so enjoyable and unique. I have taken many pictures from aircraft windows that seemed to promise such results, but never quite made it, mostly because of odd reflections on the intervening windows.

If the scene was something unspectacular, my pictures were perfect. If there was something unique or spectacular, the demons of artifacts worked to disappoint me every time, LOL!

Were you just fortunate or this was a new plane or perhaps you used a polarizing filter?

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Old November 2nd, 2017, 06:30 PM
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a 2 month old Boeing 777-300ER. not a crazed window to be found on it yet.
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Old November 2nd, 2017, 11:23 PM
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Hey Steven,

This picture is wonderful. Loved it!
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Old November 5th, 2017, 08:10 AM
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Great vantage point! Love it.
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Old November 13th, 2017, 06:11 AM
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feet on the ground
location: Nagano, JP







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Old November 14th, 2017, 07:00 AM
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The first image depicts grandeur from above whereas the second one illustrates the detail on the ground.

Wonderful.
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Old November 17th, 2017, 04:03 AM
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Nagano, JP
in the evening

Camera:Nikon NIKON D850
Lens:AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
ISO:16000
Focal Length:24.0 mm (24.0 mm in 35mm)
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Old November 17th, 2017, 04:09 AM
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Kyoto Station in the early evening hours

Camera:Nikon NIKON D850
Lens:AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
ISO:9000
Focal Length:24.0 mm (24.0 mm in 35mm)
Aperture:f/4
Exposure Time:0.008s (1/125)






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Shinkansen sliding out of Kyoto Station

Camera:Nikon NIKON D850
Lens:AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
ISO:64
Focal Length:120.0 mm (180.0 mm in 35mm) used DX crop frame mode
Aperture:f/7.1
Exposure Time:0.00625s (1/160)






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Imari, JP

Shrine Lamp

Camera:Nikon NIKON D850
Lens:AF-S Nikkor 24-120mm f/4G ED VR
ISO:9000
Focal Length:38.0 mm (38.0 mm in 35mm)
Aperture:f/5.6
Exposure Time:0.008s (1/125)








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location: Nagano, JP







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Wonderful hugging of a tree!

Can you explain it and the tussles?


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Nagano, JP
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ISO:16000
Focal Length:24.0 mm (24.0 mm in 35mm)
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Great picture and fabulous focal length range. Hardly need any other lens.

So deserted! Where are the thousands of travelers?

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Old November 18th, 2017, 01:33 PM
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Kyoto Station in the early evening hours

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This is superb in composition. It shows superbly with white space all around so I have added that to all your pictures. Those diagonal layers are eye catching and so interesting. Each layer has great colors, shapes and impact.

Fabulous shot.

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Old November 18th, 2017, 02:26 PM
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Steven,

Wonderful hugging of a tree!

Can you explain it and the tussles?


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it is part of Shinto belief structure.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yorishiro

I do appreciate all your good feelings about my work. I am an "archival" photographer. I like to keep the moments I see. I am constantly observing the everyday. choosing those times that show me the things that people seem to take for granted and present it from my "perspective".

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Fabulous that the moss on the rope and tree brings the Shinto holy symbol in line with the green motif of the train.

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Old November 18th, 2017, 07:48 PM
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the Japanese do many things in design and function to pay homage to nature.
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Old November 22nd, 2017, 10:14 AM
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on the "lighter" side. There is nothing like Kimonos and cotton candy on a afternoon stroll.

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on the "lighter" side. There is nothing like Kimonos and cotton candy on a afternoon stroll.

What does this mean today? Is this dress unusual or preserved for visiting shrines or are these girls for hire?

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Old December 13th, 2017, 09:31 AM
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this is weekend wardrobe in a sense. going out for the day on weekends and many formal and informal gatherings. they do tend to maintain many of their own cultural aspects even with the constant "invasions" from just about everywhere else on the planet. Kimono is as much art as it is clothing. it is, for me, the "preferred" way to see them. but then what can I say? Japan has become a popular destination these days. it was most crowded on my last trip then I have seen in years.

no, not the "hiring" type.
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Old December 13th, 2017, 10:37 AM
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this is weekend wardrobe in a sense. going out for the day on weekends and many formal and informal gatherings. they do tend to maintain many of their own cultural aspects even with the constant "invasions" from just about everywhere else on the planet. Kimono is as much art as it is clothing.
I recall over 20 years ago being in Tokyo and riding the subway on a Saturday. There were many young women on the train in kimono. My colleague said that almost certainly they were going to visit their grandmothers, a common obligation for Saturday. They all carried a small "gym bag" that my colleague said no doubt carried the shorts and blouses they would wear to go shopping after they left grandmother's.

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Steven, how nice are your images ! Great. Wonderful work. :)
I was very well impressed by most of them. I say most of them, because the first one - however nice it may be - is supplanted by the others following in this thread.

And here I post the one I was most impressed with. Congrats. Very exquisite.

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thank you and yup, that one even impressed me in post. everything just fell into place on it.
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Old December 13th, 2017, 06:07 PM
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I recall over 20 years ago being in Tokyo and riding the subway on a Saturday. There were many young women on the train in kimono. My colleague said that almost certainly they were going to visit their grandmothers, a common obligation for Saturday. They all carried a small "gym bag" that my colleague said no doubt carried the shorts and blouses they would wear to go shopping after they left grandmother's.

Best regards,

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i do know what you are referring to. these days though it seems to be a weekend and holiday thing and being out for a great day.
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