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Japan’s Imperial Palace



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Where the Peaceful Waters Flow
Photograph by Sam Abell

A soft rain spatters a pond in East Garden, a public section of the Imperial Palace where decorative carp patrol the water. The garden’s azaleas, irises, and other flowers are carefully choreographed to provide a continuous show of color through spring and early summer.



Camera: Canon EOS
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia
Lens: 24mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/2.8
Weather Conditions: Rainy
Time of Day: Mid-morning
Lighting Techniques: Natural light

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT OR COMMENTS:
I chose a wide-angle lens to draw both the fish and the distant garden into “apparent” focus and waited for the fish to compose themselves.


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