Snowy Gardens of the Heian Shrine, Part III

Continuing with the Snowy Gardens of the Heian Shrine series (earlier parts: Part I, Part II) from last Sunday's snowy morning walk in Kyoto, we had just arrived at the garden's covered bridge when it started to snow again.

Entrance to the Bridge -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 19 mm — 1/400 sec, f/3.5, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Entrance to the Bridge
View over the Water just as the snow was starting -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 17 mm — 1/125 sec, f/3.5, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
View over the Water
just as the snow was starting
View over the Water a few minutes later -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 20 mm — 1/125 sec, f/7.1, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
View over the Water
a few minutes later
Checking Out the Snowflakes -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 26 mm — 1/30 sec, f/7.1, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Checking Out the Snowflakes
Photographing the Snowflakes -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 55 mm — 1/40 sec, f/5, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Photographing the Snowflakes
Protecting Mommy from the Snowflakes -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 30 mm — 1/125 sec, f/5, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Protecting Mommy from the Snowflakes

Quite coincidentally, a few days before I took these pictures, I happened to have posted some pictures of the gardens from last summer, including one of a bride having her picture taken at this spot:

Popular Picture Spot -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 28 mm — 1/250 sec, f/5, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Popular Picture Spot

Here's why that spot is popular:

Background View from that spot -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 32 mm — 1/250 sec, f/5, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Background View
from that spot
Chilled Flowers -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 55 mm — 1/200 sec, f/5, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Chilled Flowers
Exiting the Gardens -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 55 mm — 1/160 sec, f/5, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Exiting the Gardens

Finally, here's a shot that's not particularly great, but I thought I'd share it because for some reason it really makes my eyes spin. It's almost as if it's been taken with a Lensbaby (a special-effects lens)...

Just a tad Freaky -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8 @ 44 mm — 1/400 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Just a tad Freaky


All 3 comments so far, oldest first...

Thanks for the Beauty.

Akiko Hasu shiroi Hachimitsu

— comment by Annie Fischler on June 5th, 2008 at 7:40pm JST (9 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Most Excellent You are

Embodying Sakura in Hanami

Yuki as Peace is Beauty

Temple Trees in Silence

Small little Roads to Greenleaves as a Grand Smile,

With very much Respect,

Annie,from Flanders and Jerusalem

— comment by Annie Fischler on June 5th, 2008 at 7:44pm JST (9 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Hi, I have never left a comment on someones blog, but your pictures are just so beautiful. I am amazed by the beauty of the sn0w images and another of my favourites are the picutres of Sakura trees. Well done your work is amazing.

— comment by Sona on May 25th, 2010 at 1:01am JST (7 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink
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