More From the Gioji Temple: Lotsa Moss and Bamboo
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desktop background image of a garden/moss scene at the Gioji Temple (祇王寺), Kyoto Japan  --  It's a Jungle Out There moss garden at the Gioji Temple (祇王寺) Kyoto, Japan  --  Gioji Temple (祇王寺)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 180mm f/2.8 — 1/320 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1400 — map & image datanearby photos
It's a Jungle Out There
moss garden at the Gioji Temple (祇王寺)
Kyoto, Japan
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Some more shots from the outing that started with “Tag Along With Me on a Photo Shoot at Kyoto’s Gioji Temple” and covered in a bunch of posts until the most recent, “Taking It Easy With Some Flowers”.

Here's a shot of me, shooting the same mushrooms seen in “Nicolas's White Little Mushrooms”...

Replete with Squished Nose photo by Nicolas Joannin  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Nicolas Joannin, http://regex.info/blog/
E-P2 — 1/60 sec, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Replete with Squished Nose
photo by Nicolas Joannin
Shot I Got  --  Gioji Temple (祇王寺)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/200 sec, f/2.5, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Shot I Got

The other side of the fence roof had some nails sticking out such that you could tell where the board used to be before it rotted away...

Nails (Sort of)  --  Gioji Temple (祇王寺)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/25 sec, f/16, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Nails (Sort of)

Let's try that again, but with a thinner depth of field...

Nails  --  Gioji Temple (祇王寺)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 2800 — map & image datanearby photos
Nails

Now you can really see them.

The rest of the post is just a bunch of desktop-backgrounds, starting with a wider view of the same fence-roof thing...

desktop background image of a garden/moss scene at the Gioji Temple (祇王寺), Kyoto Japan  --  Gioji Temple (祇王寺)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/80 sec, f/3.5, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
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desktop background image of a garden/moss scene at the Gioji Temple (祇王寺), Kyoto Japan  --  Zones  --  Gioji Temple (祇王寺)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1800 — map & image datanearby photos
Zones
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desktop background image of a garden/moss scene at the Gioji Temple (祇王寺), Kyoto Japan  --  Gioji Temple (祇王寺)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1800 — map & image datanearby photos
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desktop background image of a garden/moss scene at the Gioji Temple (祇王寺), Kyoto Japan  --  Tuft  --  Gioji Temple (祇王寺)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 180mm f/2.8 — 1/320 sec, f/2.8, ISO 2000 — map & image datanearby photos
Tuft
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desktop background image of a garden/moss scene at the Gioji Temple (祇王寺), Kyoto Japan  --  Waves  --  Gioji Temple (祇王寺)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 180mm f/2.8 — 1/320 sec, f/2.8, ISO 2000 — map & image datanearby photos
Waves
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desktop background image of a garden/moss scene at the Gioji Temple (祇王寺), Kyoto Japan  --  Reach for the.... er.... Cliché  --  Gioji Temple (祇王寺)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Reach for the.... er.... Cliché
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desktop background image of a garden/moss scene at the Gioji Temple (祇王寺), Kyoto Japan  --  Canopy  --  Gioji Temple (祇王寺)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/80 sec, f/16, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Canopy
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desktop background image of a garden/moss scene at the Gioji Temple (祇王寺), Kyoto Japan  --  Relaxed  --  Gioji Temple (祇王寺)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/320 sec, f/1.4, ISO 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Relaxed
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desktop background image of a garden/moss scene at the Gioji Temple (祇王寺), Kyoto Japan  --  Tile · Bamboo · Reed  --  Gioji Temple (祇王寺)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 2200 — map & image datanearby photos
Tile · Bamboo · Reed
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desktop background image of a garden/moss scene at the Gioji Temple (祇王寺), Kyoto Japan  --  Busy Path  --  Gioji Temple (祇王寺)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Busy Path
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All 4 comments so far, oldest first...

Lovely pictures, Zones is my favourite. Is the 180mm f/2.8 new in your collection? How do you rate the lens in terms of sharpness, focus, usability (i.e. what does it offer over the 70-200)? Kind regards, Gianluca

Not in my collection…. I had borrowed Nicolas’s lens, a fact I had forgotten (even while processing photos for the post) until you brought it up. I used it for just a few snaps, so didn’t really form much of an opinion, but the results speak pretty highly of it. —Jeffrey

— comment by Gianluca on July 11th, 2012 at 8:37pm JST (5 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Thanks for adding the new resolution, Jeffrey! Much appreciated.

— comment by Thorf on July 14th, 2012 at 6:08pm JST (5 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Nice wallpapers again:), I specially like the bamboo shots. I wondering… many of the structures, buildings, bridges are made of wood , probably they need to repair frequently because of the humid climate. Are they fixing them yearly?

One would think a certain amount of maintenance is needed, but some wooden structures are very old (many hundreds of years), so I suppose “it depends”. —Jeffrey

— comment by Endre Toth on July 15th, 2012 at 1:05am JST (5 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

While searching moss images for the green topic presentation,

I found your photos and totally amazed by your beautiful pictures.

I love these pictures!

They express the softness of moss, the stiffness of bamboos and zen-giving pathways!

Thank you for these amazing pictures

— comment by Brian seungjae Yoo on April 3rd, 2014 at 1:52pm JST (3 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink
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