At the Entrance to Otsu’s Ishiyama-dera Temple
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Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 220 — map & image datanearby photos
At the Entrance
to the Ishiyama-dera Temple (石山寺)
Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture, Japan
the entrance path to the Ishiyama-dera Temple (石山寺) with a mild flurry of cherry-blossom petals
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Petal-fall
light flurry of blossoms in a sudden breeze
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a thick Japanese ornamental twine rope
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 2000 — map & image datanearby photos
Without Context
ornamental rope as thick as a my arm
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a single pink and white cherry-blossom petal sitting on a bed of moss
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 720 — map & image datanearby photos
Cherry-Blossom Petal on Moss
I wonder how many of these petals an average tree produces
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These were all at the entrance to a temple in Otsu that Paul Barr introduced me to today. I haven't yet looked at the rest of the photos, but it was quite an impressive place, so I have hope that at least a few good shots came of it.

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I wonder how many of these petals an average tree produces

Answer: A LOT.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8DvwxAN7h4

A little time-lapse I made of last year’s bloom/clean-up of my tree. Note that by the time I started the mowing process to save on raking, the petals had mostly dried so they weren’t too bad to deal with! And yes, that is a snow shovel to take care of the pile 😉

Very nice. But could you keep a count next year? Thanks. 😉 —Jeffrey

— comment by JasonP on April 19th, 2012 at 10:48pm JST (5 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink
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