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A Few More General Shots from the Kongorinji Temple
desktop background image of a fall-foliage scene at the Kongorinji Temple (金剛輪寺), Shiga Prefecture, Japan  --  Airy colors start to turn at the 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Airy
colors start to turn at the Kongorinji Temple (金剛輪寺)
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A few more shots from the other day's visit to the Kongorinji Temple (金剛輪寺) in Shiga, an hour's drive from Kyoto.

Cozy Room For One did you notice that he was in the previous picture as well?  --  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 — 1/100 sec, f/8, ISO 10000 — map & image datanearby photos
Cozy Room For One
did you notice that he was in the previous picture as well?
desktop background image of a fall-foliage scene at the Kongorinji Temple (金剛輪寺), Shiga Prefecture, Japan  --  Metaphor for Life  --  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 cropped — 1/320 sec, f/2.5, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Metaphor for Life
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I had brought my computer to do some processing on the road, and while I was trying some “artsy” processing of the photo above (or, at least, the original of what eventually became the photo above) because the original was dull and boring and just not working, I was about to give up and delete it when someone glanced over my shoulder and proclaimed how much she liked it, and why she liked it (the three colors and three states of the three leaves, she said, brought to mind the stages in life).

So I cropped it appropriately to her view, and here we are.

The Entrance it's that way  --  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 4000 — map & image datanearby photos
The Entrance
it's that way

As you can see, the leaves are only starting to turn.

Photographing “Nothing”  --  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 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/320 sec, f/1.4, ISO 450 — map & image datanearby photos
Photographing “Nothing”

At one point we came upon some extremely delicate flowers (much tinier even than those that appeared in my previous post, “Very Tiny Flowers Among the Moss at the Kongorinji Temple”), and in the photo above, Damien is attempting to photograph them.

I don't know whether he got anything good, but my attempts follow...

Wide View  --  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 3200 — map & image datanearby photos
Wide View
A Bit Closer  --  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 — 1/125 sec, f/5.6, ISO 10000 — map & image datanearby photos
A Bit Closer
Detail  --  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 — 1/80 sec, f/5.6, ISO 10000 — map & image datanearby photos
Detail
desktop background image of a path gate at the Kongorinji Temple (金剛輪寺), Shiga Prefecture, Japan  --  On The Way Out of the 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 560 — map & image datanearby photos
On The Way Out
of the Kongorinji Temple (金剛輪寺)
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Continued here...


Comments so far....

I can confirm that I failed miserably at shooting those tiny flowers ;-)

— comment by Damien on November 12th, 2012 at 12:23am JST (1 year, 8 months ago) comment permalink

You release a lot of beautiful photography, but I think Airy and Metaphor are especially nice. Thanks, Jeffrey!

— comment by Eric Scouten on November 12th, 2012 at 12:55am JST (1 year, 8 months ago) comment permalink

O.K., Peter, looks like you’re up again. What are these tiny flowers?

— comment by Grandma Friedl, Ohio, USA on November 12th, 2012 at 1:36am JST (1 year, 8 months ago) comment permalink

I think it may be Persicaria virginiana var. filiformis (Polygonum or Tovara filiforme), Japanese name mizu-hiki. A rather luridly variegated cultivated variety is grown in gardens, ‘Painter’s Palette’, and is fairly cold-tolerant I think – certainly hardy in most of the UK. When in Japan in 1988 I was given seeds of this, also of a white-flowered variant but, alas, never raised any. As the specific name suggests, it is closely related to a plant native to the Eastern US – including Ohio!

— comment by Peter in Wales on November 12th, 2012 at 8:03pm JST (1 year, 8 months ago) comment permalink
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