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More From November’s Visit to Kyoto’s Tenjyuan Garden
desktop background image of a fall-foliage scene at the Tenjyuan Garden (天授庵), Kyoto Japan  --  Late-Afternoon Glow at the Tenjyuan Garden (天授庵), Kyoto Japan  --  Tenjyuan Garden (天授庵)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2013-02-02/2197  --  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 5000 — map & image datanearby photos
Late-Afternoon Glow
at the Tenjyuan Garden (天授庵), Kyoto Japan
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Last November I posted a wigglegram on “Elegance in Kyoto’s Tenjyuan Garden”. (If you don't know what wigglegram is, check out the post and be sure to move your mouse over the picture). Even though I shot more than 70 gigabytes worth of photos that day, I still haven't shared anything else from that garden except for one representative photo on “A Long But Photogenic November in Kyoto”.

So, today I'm finally posting a few more from that visit to the Tenjyuan Garden (天授庵), a sub-temple of the famous Nanzenji Temple. It was my first visit.

desktop background image of a fall-foliage scene at the Tenjyuan Garden (天授庵), Kyoto Japan  --  Entrance  --  Tenjyuan Garden (天授庵)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2013-02-02/2197  --  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 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Entrance
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desktop background image of a fall-foliage scene at the Tenjyuan Garden (天授庵), Kyoto Japan  --  Soft  --  Tenjyuan Garden (天授庵)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2013-02-02/2197  --  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/5.6, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
Soft
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I seem to have a bunch like this on today's post... sort of soft and undefined. The light was very strong/harsh that day, making many shots difficult, so most results that ended up appealing to me were all-in-the-shade soft ones.

I really like this next one, though I can't put into words why....

desktop background image of a fall-foliage scene at the Tenjyuan Garden (天授庵), Kyoto Japan  --  Almost Animation  --  Tenjyuan Garden (天授庵)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2013-02-02/2197  --  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 1100 — map & image datanearby photos
Almost Animation
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A gate between sections of the temple compound, a difficult mix between brilliant sunshine and deep shadow...

Passageway  --  Tenjyuan Garden (天授庵)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2013-02-02/2197  --  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 24mm f/1.4 — 1/125 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Passageway

It's not really that appealing a shot. The aforementioned wigglegram was taken on the other side of the gate where there was more uniform shade, which is why it came out better. In it, you can see the gate in the background.

The two ladies that kindly posed for the wigglegram made the photogenic temple areas all the better, so let's see other shots with them...

desktop background image of a fall-foliage scene at the Tenjyuan Garden (天授庵), Kyoto Japan  --  Tenjyuan Garden (天授庵)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2013-02-02/2197  --  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 560 — map & image datanearby photos
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(The balance of the one above is not quite right... I wish I had zoomed out just a bit more.)

Tenjyuan Garden (天授庵)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2013-02-02/2197  --  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 1400 — map & image datanearby photos

At one point after we'd taken the wigglegram and had moved on to another area (a nice garden with a lake in the center), Paul was taking some shots of them and I joined in...

Spoiling Paul's Shots  --  Tenjyuan Garden (天授庵)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2013-02-02/2197  --  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 — 1/250 sec, f/1.4, ISO 450 — map & image datanearby photos
Spoiling Paul's Shots

I realized a bit too late that I was spoiling Paul's shots by distracting the girls.... my being there right behind Paul with my camera meant that the girls split their attention between me and Paul. Big mistake on my part, sorry Paul. Lesson learned.

Before we parted ways I tried to take a quick shot of Paul with the ladies, but I screwed up the focus big time. As I did with the shot of Jill the other day, I'm trying to pull something interesting out of the mistake by giving it an “artistic” treatment...

“Creamy Paul” a fine contrast to the ultra-gritty “ Fireman Paul ” taken the week prior  --  Tenjyuan Garden (天授庵)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2013-02-02/2197  --  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 8000 — map & image datanearby photos
“Creamy Paul”
a fine contrast to the ultra-gritty “Fireman Paul” taken the week prior

Same thing for an out-of-focus shot as the ladies went on their way...

Elegant Even in Blur  --  Tenjyuan Garden (天授庵)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2013-02-02/2197  --  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 5000 — map & image datanearby photos
Elegant Even in Blur

Later I came across another lady in Kimono, but the post in the center of the frame ruins what otherwise would, I think, be a great shot...

Tenjyuan Garden (天授庵)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2013-02-02/2197  --  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 24mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/1.4, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos

Many scenes at this temple had a great sense of depth that I just couldn't capture. The layers of tree seen in this next shot is a great example... in real life it was almost some kind of “hyper 3D” feeling, but the photo just doesn't quite cut it.

desktop background image of a fall-foliage scene at the Tenjyuan Garden (天授庵), Kyoto Japan  --  Spacey  --  Tenjyuan Garden (天授庵)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2013-02-02/2197  --  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 2200 — map & image datanearby photos
Spacey
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While on the subject of “spacey”, here's one I like that has almost nothing in focus...

desktop background image of a fall-foliage scene at the Tenjyuan Garden (天授庵), Kyoto Japan  --  Incoherent  --  Tenjyuan Garden (天授庵)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2013-02-02/2197  --  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 320 — map & image datanearby photos
Incoherent
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This and the similar one above (“Soft”) remind me of “Dream” from a post in November.

Respite quiet time during a lull in the crowds  --  Tenjyuan Garden (天授庵)  --  Kyoto, Japan  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/2013-02-02/2197  --  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 24mm f/1.4 — 1/250 sec, f/7.1, ISO 10000 — map & image datanearby photos
Respite
quiet time during a lull in the crowds

Comments so far....

Very nice photography

— comment by Abraham Lincoln on February 3rd, 2013 at 3:24am JST (1 year, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Hi, Are the you the same Jeff Freidl who provides those plugins for LR4? If so, thank you very much. I just discovered them, so I haven’t used them much, yet.

I also just found your blog of temples in the Kyoto/Osaka area. I live in the SF Bay Area, and have Japanese friends who annually visit their home in that general area. Some day I would like to visit that part of Japan, for the same reason you visit them often: to view the myriad of temples. Please continue to provide information such as the name (both English & Japanese), as well as the location. It serves some of us to note where to visit, one of these days…

Wei Chong

— comment by Wei Chong on March 3rd, 2013 at 7:27am JST (1 year, 10 months ago) comment permalink
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