I love black lacquer especially for its deep reflective qualities. This was shot at a temple near my apartment.
Note that the ISO is 3200 and it's hand-held. Ain't the Nikon d300 a dream? :)
grrrr, you're flaunting it aren't you????!!! LOL
Yup, I'm with you, I love that depth and gloss and those rich colours. Loving your work so much. Once I've worked out how to do blogwatch, you'll be on it!
10 Jun 2008 6:03am
I love your attention to detail. good work.
10 Jun 2008 6:38am
Most original way to show the qualities of urushi! (Which I like, too, very much!)......I've just come home from a visit at Yodobashi Camera at Machida. Have touched a Nikon D300.....and....not for me! Too heavy! I'd be happy with a Nikon D60, quite right for my hands!
10 Jun 2008 8:10am
@Japanalia: Thanks for stopping by. Yes, the d300 is a tank of a camera and normally I HATE carrying things, so I sympathize with you. But the rewards of using my camera are so great that I don't mind the extra weight.
A dream indeed and yes I love lacquer it's a beautiful way to get the depth of a photo, precious camera you have ;) it's funny hey I've always been partial to heavy cameras, I love to feel the solidity, maybe because it brings fond memories of my first 35mm Minolta SRT-201 lol
10 Jun 2008 9:55am
Definitly a dream. No noise at this high sensitivity and wonderful colours!
10 Jun 2008 8:50pm
Oh definitely! I love the d200, so I can only imagine what the d300 can do! :)
10 Jun 2008 10:13pm
I cannot see any noise...amazing!
11 Jun 2008 1:16am
This is a really super shot GJC. Love the strong colours and composition, and that lacquer is amazing. Am also deeply envious of your D300!
11 Jun 2008 5:22am
ISO 3200? I envy you ;-) Nice shot with strong colours ... well done! - And thanks a lot for all your comments on my blog. They are much appreciated!
11 Jun 2008 2:04pm
I'm impressed with the performance of your camera! Just right for you to take photos such as this lovely one.
Yikes! I just checked the price of a Nikon d300. 3 times what mine cost. I guess I'll have to suffer with using lower ISOs. :-)
11 Jun 2008 7:49pm
3200 ISO is almost unbelievable, and yet still crisp! At ISO 100 you could blow up a picture and wallpaper your living room with it maintaing crispness I think. In these situations it's a great advantage because flashlight would be disastrous with all these laquer-reflections. Great to have such a camera and as far as money is concerned, it's also a matter of priority, most people give priority to a car, a HD TV, or an extra bedroom to their house, or leave their money at the bank, or a far-away holiday. So I have my priorities too, namely to avoid the face of my wife when I tell her I purchased a Nikon D300 or a Full-fledged Leica :). Non-married people are a bit more free in their decisions of this kind.
11 Jun 2008 8:15pm
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NIKON D3001/25 secondF/5.6ISO 3200195 mm (35mm equiv.)
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