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More From Nanzenji (with desktop background bonuses)
Standard: 1024 × 768   ·   1440 × 1080   ·   1600 × 1200      Widescreen:   1280 × 800   ·   1680 × 1050   ·   1920 × 1200   ·   2560 × 1600 Small Path at the Nanzen Temple -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/320 sec, f/4, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
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Small Path at the Nanzen Temple

I'd like to share a few more shots from yesterday's impromptu visit to Nanzenji (南禅寺 the Nanzen Temple, Kyoto Japan). The path above seems to lead to some part of the temple complex, but I've never seen anyone on it. I like the view, and think it might make a nice desktop background, so have provided links to both widescreen and standard-format versions.

Placing Incense -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 86mm — 1/640 sec, f/3.5, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Placing Incense

If incense smoke wafts over your head, you'll become smarter..... or so it is said.

Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 70mm — 1/350 sec, f/3.5, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos

Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 180mm — 1/320 sec, f/3.5, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Sharing at Full Tilt

After the “Looking for Goodies” shot from yesterday's post, Anthony came running to me with the candy he'd procured. I wasn't able to keep him in focus, but I liked the shot above nevertheless. When he arrived, he gave me one, and when I thanked him for sharing, he said that no, he was just showing me — the other one was for Mommy.

Tenjuan from Nanzenji -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/2500 sec, f/3.5, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Tenjuan from Nanzenji

I liked how the roof of the building (which is 天授庵, a temple called Tenjuan) stuck out of the trees, with part of the roof of the main gate of the Nanzen Temple in the foreground.

— map & image data — nearby photos Bird watching -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/500 sec, f/5.6, ISO 640, P.P. boost: +0.71EVmap & image datanearby photos
Bird watching
Standard: 1024 × 768   ·   1440 × 1080   ·   1600 × 1200      Widescreen:   1280 × 800   ·   1680 × 1050   ·   1920 × 1200   ·   2560 × 1600 Lush, Mossy (sort of) Lawn -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 26mm — 1/350 sec, f/3.5, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
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Lush, Mossy (sort of) Lawn

Above is another shot I think might make a nice desktop background, so I've provided those links as well. It's of the same area as a shot of a lady cleaning the lawn from several years ago, but in much different light and from a different direction.


Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 @ 55mm — 1/200 sec, f/5.6, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Tough Terrain

A close-up of the mossy lawn, which shows that it's not really moss. I don't know what it is.

You may have to look at the large version (click on image) to understand the caption, but as a hint, it's similar to the first photo of my Funky Flowers at the Kyoto Botanical Gardens post.


Comments so far....

Awesome photos! How I would love to visit Japan for a few weeks some day – it must be fascinating!
I just love picture #3. Great work! :)

— comment by Andreas on June 13th, 2007 at 1:09am JST (6 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

One thing I remember the most about visiting temples and gardens in Japan was the moss covered floors of some areas. God, it was beautiful!

— comment by jon on June 13th, 2007 at 1:11am JST (6 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Jeff, actually that IS moss in the photo. It’s “Polytrichum” and we have the same thing growing around here, especially in the woods and near the lake. Chickadees prefer it to build their neat little nests. You can see great vistas of it at the Giouji Temple there in Kyoto. I have a very nice shot of the temple grounds in a wonderful book by George Schenk (Timber Press) on Moss Gardening There is indeed something calming about moss carpets.

I don’t know which shocked me more, when my mother started to use email, or when she gave me advice on sights to see in Kyoto!
Giouji Temple is on the other side of the city, in the beautiful Arashiyama area. The forecast is for rain for the next four days, but if I get a chance, I and my camera will have to pay it a visit. —Jeffy

— comment by Grandma Friedl on June 13th, 2007 at 5:24am JST (6 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Looking at Anthony in these photos vs your recent stuff – he has grown up so much in the past two years.

— comment by Eric Mesa on May 28th, 2009 at 3:10am JST (4 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink
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