On The Way From The Kuuya-taki Waterfall
NOTE: Images with an icon next to them have been artificially shrunk to better fit your screen; click the icon to restore them, in place, to their regular size.
Crisp  --  Kuuya-taki Waterfall (空也滝)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  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
Crisp

Picking up from yesterday's “Beyond The Staircase Ruins” from an outing to the Kuuya-taki Waterfall (空也滝) in western Kyoto, this post has a few shots from the short trip back to the road.

More Interesting Bark though not as interesting as this tree from earlier in the trip  --  Kuuya-taki Waterfall (空也滝)  --  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
More Interesting Bark
though not as interesting as this tree from earlier in the trip
Inexplicable  --  Kuuya-taki Waterfall (空也滝)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 5600 — map & image datanearby photos
Inexplicable

This picture reflects the style of many of the buildings in the area... rusty corrugated metal, haphazard amateur cement work, dusty bottles.

Overhang  --  Kuuya-taki Waterfall (空也滝)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 3600 — map & image datanearby photos
Overhang

These ferns were parallel with the ground, but floating 10 feet above the ground, sticking out from the top of a wall built into the side of a hill.

Crumbly  --  Kuuya-taki Waterfall (空也滝)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/160 sec, f/1.4, ISO 1400 — map & image datanearby photos
Crumbly

This is the same wall seen in “Beyond The Staircase Ruins”, but from a less edge-on perspective.

Random Old Wall  --  Kuuya-taki Waterfall (空也滝)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/125 sec, f/2.5, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Random Old Wall

As I had done earlier in the day for “Polarizer Examples With the Moss and Ferns of Kyoto's Gioji Temple”, I did some impromptu no-tripod polarizer tests. Here's a long look at the path back to the road...

Kuuya-taki Waterfall (空也滝)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/200 sec, f/1.8, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
With Polarizer   -   Without Polarizer

mouseover a button to see that image

Super-Mini Shrine  --  Kuuya-taki Waterfall (空也滝)  --  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
Super-Mini Shrine

Near the road, far from the waterfall and the Kuuya Shrine complex, the stream had what appeared to be a little shrine in it, the size of a small birdhouse. I can't quite tell whether it was supposed to have been there, or was something that a storm had blown into the river and this was merely the spot it was currently resting.

At the road was another path that appeared to lead up the mountain to a temple. Not far along that steep path we came across a sign...

Tsukinowa-dera Temple: Open 9:30 ~ 3:30  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1100 — map & image datanearby photos
Tsukinowa-dera Temple: Open 9:30 ~ 3:30

Well, no problem, it was still just 2:00, and really, how far could it be?

The story of this hike is continued here, but the story of the waterfall itself is continued here....


All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

Love the first shot!

— comment by Zachary on July 24th, 2012 at 9:47pm JST (5 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Such nice memories for us! Thank you!!!!

— comment by Anne on October 2nd, 2012 at 8:29pm JST (5 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink
Leave a comment...


All comments are invisible to others until Jeffrey approves them.

Please mention what part of the world you're writing from, if you don't mind. It's always interesting to see where people are visiting from.


You can use basic HTML; be sure to close tags properly.

Subscribe without commenting