Fall 2006 at Enkouji Temple
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17 -55/2.8 — 1 / 125 sec, f/10, ISO 200 — full exif & map Click to Expand -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2006 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55/2.8 — 1/125 sec, f/10, ISO 200 — full exif & map
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Nils and I went looking for fall foliage today, and at his suggestion we visited some temples toward the north-east of Kyoto. This picture looks down on the Enkouji Temple (圓光寺), which dates to 1667. The fall colors are only just starting, but it's a good start. It was a most excellent day, but I'm exhausted now.

I was planning on posting just two or three pictures, but after my first pass through them, I came up with five that I just had to show. But after preparing the first one, I was so tired that I had to stop. So, many more pictures in the days to come.

All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

I like it. The colours are nice and each roof looks like it’s floating on a sea of gentle autumnal leaves. A very nice composition. I also like the drop shadow effect that has the picture floating above it’s background; but shouldn’t only two sides have that effect?

— comment by Simon P. Chappell on November 23rd, 2006 at 1:00am JST (11 years ago) comment permalink

Thanks for the kind words, Simon. About the shadow effect, the light source for the shadow is between you and the picture, fairly close to you, which is why it produces a shadow around all four edges. Well, either that, or it’s not a drop shadow, but some random effect that seemed nice in the haze of my exhaustion last night 🙂

Today’s post is even simpler: border: solid black 15px

— comment by Jeffrey Friedl on November 23rd, 2006 at 1:44am JST (11 years ago) comment permalink
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