of the Haradanien Garden (原谷苑), Kyoto Japan
I made my first visit the other day to the Haradanien Garden (原谷苑) in northwest of Kyoto, a few kilometers into the mountains beyond Kinkakuji (“the Golden Pavilion”). It was, without question, the most amazing place to see blossoms (cherry and others) that I'd ever been, by orders of magnitude. “Stunning”, “Awesome”, and other overused platitudes don't do it justice, at least when at the peak of season when I visited.
It's been a while since I've done a wigglegram, so even though I've not yet gone over the photos from the visit, I went ahead and grabbed out enough for a wigglegram.
On the left is Damien Douxchamps, who also appeared in the last wigglegram I posted (in “A Wigglegram from the Well-Named “Fallen Leaf Shrine” in Northern Kyoto”). At right is the venerable Paul Barr.
It's not for lack of desire that I haven't been posting more wigglegrams... I take the base photos used to make them fairly often, but because I still can't do it smoothly, it takes a lot of work in Lightroom or Photoshop to smooth out frame-by-frame jumpiness. I probably spent an hour aligning the 17 photos used in this wigglegram. If anyone knows of automatic alignment software, I'd love to hear about it... it seems to be the kind of thing that software could automate.
There are more wigglegrams on my wigglegram blog category.