Autumn Colors Desktop Background, and a “What am I?” Quiz
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desktop background image of a fallen orange maple leaf on a bed of green moss -- Cliché but with good reason -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1250 — map & image datanearby photos
Cliché
but with good reason
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Today started off cold and rainy, forcing me to actually get some development done on my plugins, but it cleared up in the afternoon. I'd been out on a photographic fall-color central-Japan adventure every day so far this week (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu), and wanted to make it a full week-long marathon, so I headed out for a few hours in the afternoon.

These are two of the 426 photos I took today. The one above speaks for itself, but what's going on in the photo below?

What am I? -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 900 — map & image datanearby photos
What am I?

Anyone who has taken Internet 101 or has the equivalent in real-life experience (that is, anyone over about 18 months old) has enough information above to figure it out.

As usual, I'll hold back answer comments in moderation for a few days before making them all public on the site....


All 8 comments so far, oldest first...

shot through a metal fence, or well “something” in front of it (at a slant perhaps, as the occluding object is sharper at the bottom than it is at the top)

— comment by Patrick H. Lauke on November 13th, 2010 at 12:01am JST (7 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

I have a Bazillion reasons that “I’m Feeling Lucky” with Proximity search….

Keep up the great work!

— comment by Kirk on November 13th, 2010 at 12:41am JST (7 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

Its that shrine thingy they have so people can hang up those wooden thingys no?

— comment by warll on November 13th, 2010 at 1:02am JST (7 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

You’d be looking through the statuettes as seen here.

— comment by John on November 13th, 2010 at 6:25am JST (7 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

Looks like you took the shot through a window with beveled glass.

— comment by Lin, So Cal on November 14th, 2010 at 1:10am JST (7 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

A photo of a tree taken through a shelf full of “offering statues” @ the temple?

— comment by Joe on November 14th, 2010 at 3:55am JST (7 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

Hey, how long does a “few days” last in Japan? Spill the beans! I can’t take it anymore!!!

— comment by Joe on November 17th, 2010 at 4:38am JST (7 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

I’ve posted the answer here.

— comment by Jeffrey Friedl on November 20th, 2010 at 1:05am JST (7 years ago) comment permalink
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