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Another Exhausting Day of Photography: Shiga Prefecture’s Kongorinji Temple
desktop background image of a fall-foliage scene at the Kongorinji Temple (金剛輪寺), Shiga Prefecture, Japan  --  Small Ditch Kongorinji Temple (金剛輪寺), Western Shiga, Japan  --  Kongorinji Temple (金剛輪寺)  --  Echi, Shiga, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/  --  This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1800 — map & image datanearby photos
Small Ditch
Kongorinji Temple (金剛輪寺), Western Shiga, Japan
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Today was another fun but exhausting day of photography with Belgian Damien Douxchamps on his last day visiting from near Tokyo. The other day I posed some desktop backgrounds from Temples in north-east Kyoto, from our outing two days ago. Yesterday we spent quite a bit of inspiring time at the Honnen-in Temple, but the cursory glance I gave to my photos last night gave me a strong “one of those days when it just doesn't work” feelings, so no post yesterday.

Today we went to the Kongourinji Temple an hour's drive from Kyoto, in Shiga Prefecture. I've posted much about this place (first in “First Taste of Fall Colors at Shiga’s Amazing Kongourinji Temple” from a trip about this time of the season, two years ago), though I've barely scratched the surface on what I want to present, so today's haul of 500+ photos merely adds to my ever-increasing todo list. It's a nice problem to have.

It's still early in the fall-color season, so I'd guess that the temple grounds are a mere 5% of the way toward peak color...

Most Trees Still Green Kongorinji Temple (金剛輪寺)  --  Kongorinji Temple (金剛輪寺)  --  Echi, Shiga, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/  --  This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/5.6, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Most Trees Still Green
Kongorinji Temple (金剛輪寺)

... but there are some definite splashes of color...

A Few Areas of Color Kongorinji Temple (金剛輪寺)  --  Kongorinji Temple (金剛輪寺)  --  Echi, Shiga, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/  --  This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/4, ISO 2200 — map & image datanearby photos
A Few Areas of Color
Kongorinji Temple (金剛輪寺)

We spent 5½ hours, mostly having the whole place to ourselves. I'll probably go back in a couple of weeks, to what I'm sure will be a packed madhouse. We'll see.

desktop background image of a sitting room at the Kongorinji Temple (金剛輪寺), Shiga Prefecture, Japan  --  Subdued Colors on a bed of moss  --  Kongorinji Temple (金剛輪寺)  --  Echi, Shiga, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/  --  This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1400 — map & image datanearby photos
Subdued Colors
on a bed of moss
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There's much more to see besides the foliage. I hope to have the energy to post about it.... sometime. :-)

desktop background image of a fall-foliage scene at the Kongorinji Temple (金剛輪寺), Shiga Prefecture, Japan  --  Sitting Room Kongorinji Temple (金剛輪寺)  --  Kongorinji Temple (金剛輪寺)  --  Echi, Shiga, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/  --  This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 2200 — map & image datanearby photos
Sitting Room
Kongorinji Temple (金剛輪寺)
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Comments so far....

Small Typo – for “Sill” read “Still”?
Annie :-)

Thanks, fixed. —Jeffrey

— comment by Annie in London on November 8th, 2012 at 7:21pm JST (2 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink
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