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    Default My daughter's "Scarlett Johansson moment"

    I took my daughter Kanon to Kyoto and Nara last week; she had a "Scarlett
    Johansson Moment" at the shrine Heian Jingu in Kyoto.

    The original (from the movie <i>Lost in Translation</i>):


    My daughter:


    (notice how the movie people covered up the distracting white sign in the background)

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    Default Re: My daughter's "Scarlett Johansson moment"

    A lovely background for a lovely young lady. Have you considered a vertical crop, too?

    I have been looking forward to your Kyoto/Nara pics, Norm. 20 years ago this month I was doing a homestay there, my first time in Japan. It was a beautiful time of year.

    I was going to say too bad about your weather, but a bit of rain really complements the traditional gardens.


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    Default Re: My daughter's "Scarlett Johansson moment"

    Quote Originally Posted by windsprite View Post
    A lovely background for a lovely young lady. Have you considered a vertical crop, too?
    A vertical crop, you say. . .



    Actually, I took a bunch of shots in both directions, and in both portrait and landscape formats--I uploaded the landscape format shot in my first message mostly because it matched the movie scene (when we left Tokyo, I wasn't particularly planning to visit Heian Jingu at all, but along the way, Kanon said she'd like to go because of the movie; it happened to be pretty close to my planned course, and since the rain spoiled some other things I had in mind, we went.)

    I couldn't remember at first from which direction the movie shot had been made, though; I think Kanon remembered better than I, but it looked right from the island side through the viewfinder.
    The shot above is taken in the opposite direction, from the land toward the little island.

    I have been looking forward to your Kyoto/Nara pics, Norm. 20 years ago this month I was doing a homestay there, my first time in Japan. It was a beautiful time of year.
    Thanks, Julie. It may take some time to get most of the photos up. I just got back yesterday from a week in China, and I've got lots of work backed up.

    I was going to say too bad about your weather, but a bit of rain really complements the traditional gardens.
    Yes, the wabi-sabi sensation comes through on those dull kinds of days. Here's a "Little Egret" (ko-sagi; (Egretta garzetta) we saw at the Shimo-Gamo Shrine earlier that day.


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    Default Re: My daughter's "Scarlett Johansson moment"

    Norm:

    Very nice. I remember taking shots of the water lilies from those stepping stones. Scarlett wasn't with me that day :-(

    Peter

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    Default Re: My daughter's "Scarlett Johansson moment"

    Thanks, Peter. The water lilies will be out come summer, but it's a bit too early yet. I did get some nice ume (plum) blossoms:


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    A beautiful setting for her . great photos. cheers
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    Default Re: My daughter's "Scarlett Johansson moment"

    Quote Originally Posted by Hokuto View Post
    Thanks, Peter. The water lilies will be out come summer, but it's a bit too early yet. I did get some nice ume (plum) blossoms:

    Norm:

    Ah yes, you were on the stone steps to take that shot? I notice a yellow cast to this shot, do you see that also?

    Peter

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    Default Re: My daughter's "Scarlett Johansson moment"

    Not on the stones for that shot; it was further up the path. I can't say anything about a yellow cast; I think my monitor or video card is about shot; it's been too long between computers, and I feel I'm starting to see unusual artifacts in the screen. I'll have to make a print to be sure. The pavilion in the background extends out across the pond nearer the shrine. A lovely place where we sheltered from the rain and watched the carp and other visitors walk across:



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    Default Re: My daughter's "Scarlett Johansson moment"

    Quote Originally Posted by Petephoto1 View Post
    A beautiful setting for her. great photos. cheers
    Thanks, Pete. It was a rare father-daughter trip chance for us.

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