Japan! Well, sorta. Plus is was crap rain when we finally walked ourselves there. Hence the sky was grey and nasty for most of the images. I also had to ride out a short rain storm in a shop so not a lot of quality images to be had.
Well, not really. The giant Epcot Geosphere in the distance gives away where I was when I took this picture.
The light for this image was a nightmare. I didn’t play with the sky at all. The afternoon/evening thunderstorms were rolling in and half the sky was a the sky was a threatening grey while the other half was the glow of a setting Sun as the clouds slowly overtook the sky and the thunder and lightening were in the distance.
These I believe are water color paintings from Japan. I admittedly didn’t read the little sign stuff next to the displays. These were shot on a Kern Paillard 12mm 1.8 lens which is a C mount which means you have a heavy circle of black around your images. With the crop tool I could remove a lot of it and still keep the details. So enjoy this little bit of Japanese court life (I think).
Sticking with the aircraft theme. This is a Japanese bomber of some sort. Not being an aviation junkie I don’t know the make, model, or serial number. I just knew it would be a cool picture because of the way the plane was sitting. The lighting was problematic with back lighting and having to use a high ISO to get the shoot and the fact the camera may have switched to manual mode and the photographer (clearly this is a gear issue and not the photographer checking his settings) didn’t realize it. One of the other joys is the Panasonic 7-14 has a bit of a an issue of putting purple blobs on images that sometimes can be corrected depending on where they are or just pretend that the purple is part of the picture. I know where they are on this plane and I attempted to correct it but the more I did the worse it looked so I left them. Extra points to anyone who could in theory point them out considering I converted it to black and white. I also went with the 16×9 crop to give it that bigger feeling to the image. It’s a bit noisy but I think the grain gives it a film look so I left it instead of just removing it.
There is some irony in this picture of a Japanese bomber, thats the Enola Gay’s tail in the background.