Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100 — map & image data — nearby photos
this spring at the Ryouanji Temple (龍安寺), Kyoto Japan
It's been stressful for me lately, so I'm posting something tranquil to make me feel better.
On an entirely unrelated subject, here's a protip for folks living in a foreign country: when it comes time to renew your visa (your permission to reside in the country), don't forget; they don't like it when you forget.
(Japan didn't like it when I forget, but they kindly granted me “special permission” to stay, so I don't have to remember again for another three years, but wow, what a colossal paperwork headache I created for myself.)