Revisiting December’s Arashiyama Outing: Dynamic Vistas and the Suzumushidera Temple
desktop background image of a misty/rainy mountain setting of the Arashiyama (嵐山) area of Kyoto Japan, with a slight rainbow peeking through  --  That Morning Rainbow in Arashiyama (Kyoto Japan) last month  --  Arashiyama (嵐山)  --  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)
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That Morning Rainbow
in Arashiyama (Kyoto Japan) last month
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I've posted only the tiniest fraction of recent photos that I want to post, and today I'm making a slight dent in the backlog by revisiting the photogenic day last December that yielded “Intense Rainbow Over Arashiyama” and its longer followup, and also “Pretty and Colorful Public Path in Arashiyama”, a post that highlighted the first and last shots of that day's outing.

The rainbow/mountain scene above was taken a few minutes after the aforementioned first shot of the outing. I prefer the ultra-widescreen view that the “first shot” has, but wanted to have something for my desktop background, so cropped the one above more aggressively to achieve the proper aspect ratio.

The photo was taken from a bridge looking north. The view to the south also had interest...

Looking South  --  Arashiyama (嵐山)  --  Kyoto, 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)
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Looking South

The wider aspect ratio of this one causes it to look smaller in my blog's presentation, but clicking through yields a larger version you should be able to scroll side to side.

I was on a temple-hopping outing with Damien Douxchamps, and our first stop was Suzumushidera (鈴虫寺)....

desktop background image of the Japanese character for “Temple”, at the Suzumushidera Temple (鈴虫寺), Kyoto Japan  --  “Temple” part of an engraved pillar, at the Suzumushidera Temple (鈴虫寺) Kyoto, Japan  --  Suzumushidera (鈴虫寺)  --  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)
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“Temple”
part of an engraved pillar, at the Suzumushidera Temple (鈴虫寺)
Kyoto, Japan
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Steep Entrance Path Suzumushidera (鈴虫寺)  --  Suzumushidera (鈴虫寺)  --  Kyoto, 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)
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Steep Entrance Path
Suzumushidera (鈴虫寺)
Dynamic Light  --  Suzumushidera (鈴虫寺)  --  Kyoto, 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)
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Dynamic Light
desktop background image of a fall-color scene at the Suzumushidera Temple (鈴虫寺), Kyoto Japan  --  Looking Back Down  --  Suzumushidera (鈴虫寺)  --  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)
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Looking Back Down
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desktop background image of a fall-color scene at the Suzumushidera Temple (鈴虫寺), Kyoto Japan  --  Subtle Suzumushidera (鈴虫寺)  --  Suzumushidera (鈴虫寺)  --  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 1250 — map & image datanearby photos
Subtle
Suzumushidera (鈴虫寺)
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There was a long line for the temple so we decided to skip it, but the scene at the top of the stairs had many photogenic opportunities, including this fallen leaf stuck in the bare branches of a shrub. I normally tend to prefer richer, higher-contrast shots, but something about this mostly-washed-out scene appeals to me.

The appeal of the next shot is equally baffling to me; perhaps it's the colors...

desktop background image of a fall-color scene at the Suzumushidera Temple (鈴虫寺), Kyoto Japan  --  Suzumushidera (鈴虫寺)  --  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 — 1/500 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
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We quickly moved on to the next spot, but before we go, two more washed-out somehow-appeals-to-me shots from the area...

desktop background image of a fall-color scene at the Suzumushidera Temple (鈴虫寺), Kyoto Japan  --  Suzumushidera (鈴虫寺)  --  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 500 — map & image datanearby photos
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desktop background image of a fall-color scene at the Suzumushidera Temple (鈴虫寺), Kyoto Japan  --  Suzumushidera (鈴虫寺)  --  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 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
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