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More Japanese-Garden Desktop Backgrounds from Kyoto’s Enkoji Temple
desktop background image of sunshine over the Enkoji Temple (円光寺), Kyoto Japan, bathed in fall colors -- Above the Enkouji Temple Kyoto Japan 圓光寺 -- Enkouji Temple (圓光寺) -- 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 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 — 1/400 sec, f/3.5, ISO 220 — map & image datanearby photos
Above the Enkouji Temple
Kyoto Japan
圓光寺
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This post is just a bunch of extra desktop-background images from the Enkouji Temple (円光寺) in Kyoto last fall, that I didn't have space to fit in “The Gorgeous Enkouji Temple of North-East Kyoto” the other day.

desktop background image of a fall-foliage garden scene from the Enkoji Temple (円光寺), Kyoto Japan -- Garden Detail -- Enkouji Temple (圓光寺) -- 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1800 — map & image datanearby photos
Garden Detail
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desktop background image of a fall-foliage garden scene from the Enkoji Temple (円光寺), Kyoto Japan -- Scattered -- Enkouji Temple (圓光寺) -- 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 7200 — map & image datanearby photos
Scattered
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desktop background image of a fall-foliage garden scene from the Enkoji Temple (円光寺), Kyoto Japan -- Messy Lawn -- Enkouji Temple (圓光寺) -- 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1800 — map & image datanearby photos
Messy Lawn
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desktop background image of a fall-foliage garden scene from the Enkoji Temple (円光寺), Kyoto Japan -- Exit Enkouji Temple (圓光寺) -- Enkouji Temple (圓光寺) -- 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Exit
Enkouji Temple (圓光寺)
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desktop background image of a bamboo grove, at the Enkoji Temple (円光寺), Kyoto Japan -- Grove -- Enkouji Temple (圓光寺) -- 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 7200 — map & image datanearby photos
Grove
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Next are a few “reflections of the trees in the pond” shots similar to “Pond” the other day. That one is still my favorite, but these have their own nice character...

desktop background image of a fall-foliage garden scene from the Enkoji Temple (円光寺), Kyoto Japan -- Paintish Enkouji Temple (圓光寺) -- Enkouji Temple (圓光寺) -- 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 2000 — map & image datanearby photos
Paintish
Enkouji Temple (圓光寺)
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desktop background image of a fall-foliage garden scene from the Enkoji Temple (円光寺), Kyoto Japan -- Drips -- Enkouji Temple (圓光寺) -- 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 — 1/400 sec, f/5.6, ISO 8000 — map & image datanearby photos
Drips
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desktop background image of a fall-foliage garden scene from the Enkoji Temple (円光寺), Kyoto Japan -- Stark Vibe I dunno whether this even has merit, but I thought I'd try something different -- Enkouji Temple (圓光寺) -- 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Stark Vibe
I dunno whether this even has merit, but I thought I'd try something different
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Now a few more random garden-scene shots...

desktop background image of a fall-foliage garden scene from the Enkoji Temple (円光寺), Kyoto Japan -- Low Canopy -- Enkouji Temple (圓光寺) -- 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1250 — map & image datanearby photos
Low Canopy
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desktop background image of a fall-foliage garden scene from the Enkoji Temple (円光寺), Kyoto Japan -- Bright Spot in the drizzle -- Enkouji Temple (圓光寺) -- 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1600 — map & image datanearby photos
Bright Spot
in the drizzle
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desktop background image of a fall-foliage garden scene from the Enkoji Temple (円光寺), Kyoto Japan -- Wet Rug -- Enkouji Temple (圓光寺) -- 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 — 1/200 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1400 — map & image datanearby photos
Wet Rug
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desktop background image of a fall-foliage garden scene from the Enkoji Temple (円光寺), Kyoto Japan -- Low Hanging -- Enkouji Temple (圓光寺) -- 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1600 — map & image datanearby photos
Low Hanging
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desktop background image of a fall-foliage garden scene from the Enkoji Temple (円光寺), Kyoto Japan -- Hemmed In Enkouji Temple (圓光寺) -- Enkouji Temple (圓光寺) -- 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1800 — map & image datanearby photos
Hemmed In
Enkouji Temple (圓光寺)
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desktop background image of a fall-foliage garden scene from the Enkoji Temple (円光寺), Kyoto Japan -- Lots Going On Enkouji Temple (圓光寺) -- Enkouji Temple (圓光寺) -- 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 — 1/125 sec, f/4, ISO 1250 — map & image datanearby photos
Lots Going On
Enkouji Temple (圓光寺)
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desktop background image of a fall-foliage garden scene from the Enkoji Temple (円光寺), Kyoto Japan -- Narrow Path Enkouji Temple (圓光寺) -- Enkouji Temple (圓光寺) -- 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 — 1/125 sec, f/2.5, ISO 220 — map & image datanearby photos
Narrow Path
Enkouji Temple (圓光寺)
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desktop background image of a fall-foliage garden scene from the Enkoji Temple (円光寺), Kyoto Japan -- Old Tree Enkouji Temple (圓光寺) -- Enkouji Temple (圓光寺) -- 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1600 — map & image datanearby photos
Old Tree
Enkouji Temple (圓光寺)
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desktop background image of a fall-foliage garden scene from the Enkoji Temple (円光寺), Kyoto Japan -- Nothing Specific but somehow still pretty -- Enkouji Temple (圓光寺) -- 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 2000 — map & image datanearby photos
Nothing Specific
but somehow still pretty
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desktop background image of a fall-foliage garden scene from the Enkoji Temple (円光寺), Kyoto Japan -- Messy Lawn #2 -- Enkouji Temple (圓光寺) -- 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 2000 — map & image datanearby photos
Messy Lawn #2
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desktop background image of a fall-foliage garden scene from the Enkoji Temple (円光寺), Kyoto Japan -- Splash of Sun -- Enkouji Temple (圓光寺) -- 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 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 450 — map & image datanearby photos
Splash of Sun
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Comments so far....

Jeff, these are really great pictures! I have a question. Why do they look less saturated in Windows than in OS, iOS, android?

It could be as simple as the monitor you’re using with Windows is of a lower quality, is set up poorly, or is not profiled well with the OS. It could be that the viewer on Windows is not color managed, or doesn’t use the monitor profile. Or maybe what you see on Windows is actually closest to reality and the others are wrong… there’s no way to tell from the info provided which system has the most accurate view, much less what might actually be causing the less-accurate views. —Jeffrey

— comment by Sean on March 22nd, 2013 at 4:00am JST (1 year, 8 months ago) comment permalink
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