More Fall Foliage From the Yoshiminedera Temple
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Dark and Bright

Here are a few more from my Yoshiminedera Temple visit the other day with Paul Barr. As I noted on the earlier post, the colors are less impressive this year than last year, but it's still the nicest temple in Kyoto for fall colors, I think, ahead even of the Eikando Temple, which has the benefit of being a convenient stroll from my house.


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Tenacious

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Weeping Cherry
has apparently shed its tears for the season

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Overdesigned
and the beauty thereof

I've probably posted these kinds of temple-roof cross-sectional views a dozen times (most recently that I can recall, here, here, and] here), but I'm always drawn to them, and the setting sun shining directly on this one made the construction all the more apparent to appreciate.


Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/5.6, ISO 5000 — map & image datanearby photos

For reference, here's the building these came from...


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Minor Outlying Building

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Pleasant Path

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Too Many Layers

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「しやわせ」?
Seems like a typo to me

Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 720 — map & image datanearby photos
Green with Anticipation

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The temple complex has many layers as you move up the mountain... here's a shot of one mid-level layer looking down from one further up...


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Pleasant Landing Halfway Up

... and some shots taken earlier on that level ...


Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/3.5, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Foreground? Background?
Why choose when you can enjoy both

Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/1600 sec, f/1.4, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Moment's Respite

The area in the background was truly impressive...


Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
I See an Orange Leaf”

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Too. Many. Colors.

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Particularly Impressive Area

Moving to an area under some of the orange-laden branches...


Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/9, ISO 1250 — map & image datanearby photos
Dizzying

About the same place, where the main path does an elbow turn to the right, you can go straight ahead up into a small shrine area to relax...


Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 1/800 sec, f/2.2, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Minor Little Shrine Area
a quiet place to sit and relax a bit

Some areas lost the sun quickly past noon...


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In The Shade of the Mountain

Others keep it longer...


Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos
Private Visit
to a little grave area

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Paul and the Arborist
( two people are in there, if you can find them )

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Just a Trim Off the Top

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Quite the View

The view was great from this area and we loitered for well over half an hour, and the guy was working away in that part of that tree the whole time.

a temple fence with autumn colors at the Yoshiminedera Temple, Kyoto Japan
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To be continued...


All 3 comments so far, oldest first...

In “Seems like a typo to me”, is the fan surrounded by “neck pillows”? In which case, is that image of a grave?

It’s not a grave…it’s some kind of verse about the joy of a tree that has blossoms in the spring and pretty colors in the fall, or something like that. The word for “joy” is written in a way an inattentive foreigner might mistake, but in looking it up now, I see it was written by someone who died in 1705, so it’s probably just an old way of writing it. —Jeffrey

— comment by parv on November 29th, 2011 at 4:33pm JST (5 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

What a beautiful scenic city.
The city will be pretty glad to have you around.
We enjoy your effort very much.
Thank you for your professional photos.
Mucho Gracias, amigo!

— comment by Zong Ko on November 30th, 2011 at 7:33pm JST (5 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Ha! How much off the mark was I!

Thanks, Jeffrey.

— comment by parv on December 1st, 2011 at 1:28pm JST (5 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink
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