Stone Sphere
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desktop background image of a stone sphere, tucked away haphazzardly under the legs of a stone lantern, in the back gardens of the Nishimura Stone Lantern stonecarving shop, Kyoto Japan -- Sphere -- Nishimura Stone Lantern workworkshopshop and garden -- Copyright 2009 Jeffrey Friedl,
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It's been a while since we've seen anything from Nishimura Stone Lantern stone-carving shop, so here's a close up of a stone sphere, tucked away haphazardly under the legs of a large stone lantern. (The combination is visible toward the bottom of this wider view.)

As I mentioned in “Deceptively Clear: Snow-Covered Mountains in Exquisite Detail”, I prefer a darker tone to the image I use for my desktop background, so I'll give this one a try for a while. I've accumulated quite a number of them on my blog over the years, as evidenced by my pretty Desktop Background Photostream, and the more workhorse view, my blog's Desktop-Background Category.

All 3 comments so far, oldest first...

Awesome post as usual. I can’t wait to use this as a screensaver.

— comment by Ron Evans on February 5th, 2010 at 8:02am JST (14 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Interesting. If you just look quickly and casually, it almost appears to be the close-up of the eye of a bird of prey.

— comment by Grandma Friedl, Ohio, USA on February 5th, 2010 at 8:45am JST (14 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Love this shot. You must take me up there.

— comment by Zak on February 8th, 2010 at 2:29pm JST (14 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink
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