Rainy Tranquility at the Sanzen-in Temple
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Deep one of the garden areas of Kyoto's Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/100 sec, f/8, ISO 1800 — map & image datanearby photos
Deep
one of the garden areas of Kyoto's Sanzen-in Temple (三千院)
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Fumie is in the thick for preparations for her fall ballet recital, but she took a rare day off on Sunday for an outing up to the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院), half an hour's drive to the mountains north-east of Kyoto. She particularly wanted to see the hydrangea they're somewhat known for, and since they were having a “hydrangea festival” (あじさい祭), the timing seemed fortuitous.

Anthony got a pre-visit snack of mitarash dango at a shop just outside the entrance...

one down, Two to Go -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/125 sec, f/3.5, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
one down,
Two to Go
>Tasty -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Tasty

He couldn't eat them all, but the sauce is a bit too sweet for my taste, so we formed a symbiotic relationship whereby I ate the remaining dango after he had licked the sauce off.

There was a steady light rain and I was concentrating on family more than the camera anyway, so I didn't even bother with pictures of the main garden. Some can be seen in posts from prior visits, here and here.

Still, plenty of photographic opportunities presented themselves during our stroll, many of which seem enjoyable as desktop-backgrounds, just like these from my first visit a couple of years ago...

desktop background image of one of the many garden areas at the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院), Kyoto Japan -- Inviting -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/160 sec, f/9, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Inviting
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desktop background image of a tree and a bed of moss, at the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院), Kyoto Japan -- Lawn of Moss -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Lawn of Moss
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desktop background image of one of the many garden areas at the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院), Kyoto Japan -- Lone Tree -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Lone Tree
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desktop background image of tree roots emerging from a bed of moss, at the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院), Kyoto Japan -- Serene Tension -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Serene Tension
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Engulfed -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Engulfed
Family Portrait -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Family Portrait
desktop background image of one of the many garden areas at the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院), Kyoto Japan -- Deep ( vertical version ) -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Deep
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More Interesting Than Nature -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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More Interesting Than Nature
Random Bridge -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Random Bridge
Too Early I guess the hydrangea still need a couple of weeks -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Too Early
I guess the hydrangea still need a couple of weeks
Way Too Early -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Way Too Early

So much for the “festival”.

Investigations -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Investigations
Mad Scientist -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Mad Scientist
Ferns -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Ferns
Fountain -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Fountain
Full Reach -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Full Reach
desktop background image of one of the many garden areas at the Sanzen-in Temple (三千院), Kyoto Japan -- Outlying Building -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Outlying Building
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Almost Out -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Almost Out
Finally Some Color! -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Finally Some Color!

These hydrangea near the exit were the furthest along, with a few washes of blue coming out...

Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 900 — map & image datanearby photos
Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos
Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 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
Heading Home -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Heading Home
Waiting For Me ( sorry ) -- Sanzen-in Temple (三千院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/4, ISO 3200 — map & image datanearby photos
Waiting For Me
( sorry )

One comment so far...

Jeffrey, I do so much enjoy these wonderful temple pics of yours.
Keep taking the rainy tranquility stuff – it’s just great. 🙂
Best, Annie

— comment by Annie in London on June 16th, 2011 at 8:29pm JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink
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