Fall Foliage at Kyoto Arashiyama’s Hokyo-in Temple (with a wigglegram)
Path to The Main Garden at the Hokyo-in Temple (宝筐院) Kyoto Japan -- Hokyo-in Temple (宝筐院) -- Copyright 2013 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 85mm f/1.4 — 1/250 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Path to The Main Garden
at the Hokyo-in Temple (宝筐院)
Kyoto Japan

My first outing this season to partake of Kyoto's fall-foliage delights was on Friday, as I wrote about yesterday. The first stop was my first visit to the Hokyo-in Temple (宝筐院) in the Arashiyama area of western Kyoto.

The long path into the garden was quite photogenic, though it was difficult to get a shot that both avoided people in the photo and avoided annoying people while taking the photo, but within those constraints I did okay...

desktop background image of the main path bathed in fall colors, at the Hokyo-in Temple (宝筐院), Kyoto Japan -- Hokyo-in Temple (宝筐院) -- Copyright 2013 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 24mm f/1.4 — 1/50 sec, f/4.5, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
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desktop background image of the main path bathed in fall colors, at the Hokyo-in Temple (宝筐院), Kyoto Japan -- Hokyo-in Temple (宝筐院) -- Copyright 2013 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 24mm f/1.4 — 1/50 sec, f/9, ISO 900 — map & image datanearby photos
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desktop background image of the main path bathed in fall colors, at the Hokyo-in Temple (宝筐院), Kyoto Japan -- Hokyo-in Temple (宝筐院) -- Copyright 2013 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 24mm f/1.4 — 1/200 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
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Yet, despite all the work to avoid people in the shots, I tend to like ones with people better, like the one at the top of this post, or that same lady at the top of yesterday's post, or this lady stopping in the middle of the path...

desktop background image of the main path bathed in fall colors, at the Hokyo-in Temple (宝筐院), Kyoto Japan -- Richer “ 3D ” Feel (I wish I'd made a wigglegram of this exact scene!) -- Hokyo-in Temple (宝筐院) -- Copyright 2013 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 24mm f/1.4 — 1/125 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Richer 3D Feel
(I wish I'd made a wigglegram of this exact scene!)
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Once I made the plugin onto the path myself, I transversed it quickly so as to avoid being in others' shots, and came around the back side of the main temple building only to be blinded by the sun...

desktop background image of the main temple building at the Hokyo-in Temple (宝筐院), Kyoto Japan -- Blinding “ do not look into sun with remaining eye ” -- Hokyo-in Temple (宝筐院) -- Copyright 2013 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 24mm f/1.4 — 1/250 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Blinding
do not look into sun with remaining eye
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Much of the day had harsh light like this, but the front of the main temple building was bathed in rich color-splashed shade, so it was wonderful...

desktop background image of the main temple building at the Hokyo-in Temple (宝筐院), Kyoto Japan -- Peeking Through -- Hokyo-in Temple (宝筐院) -- Copyright 2013 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 85mm f/1.4 — 1/200 sec, f/1.4, ISO 220 — map & image datanearby photos
Peeking Through
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desktop background image of the main temple building at the Hokyo-in Temple (宝筐院), Kyoto Japan -- Corner Post in the harsh direct sunlight -- Hokyo-in Temple (宝筐院) -- Copyright 2013 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 85mm f/1.4 — 1/200 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Corner Post
in the harsh direct sunlight
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From Behind the Corner Post similar to this B&W photo yesterday -- Hokyo-in Temple (宝筐院) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2013 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 24mm f/1.4 — 1/80 sec, f/1.4, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
From Behind the Corner Post
similar to this B&W photo yesterday
desktop background image of the main temple building at the Hokyo-in Temple (宝筐院), Kyoto Japan -- Front Shade view from the corner post toward the front -- Hokyo-in Temple (宝筐院) -- Copyright 2013 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 24mm f/1.4 — 1/50 sec, f/3.5, ISO 360 — map & image datanearby photos
Front Shade
view from the corner post toward the front
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Now we move inside...

desktop background image of the main temple building at the Hokyo-in Temple (宝筐院), Kyoto Japan -- Simplicity -- Hokyo-in Temple (宝筐院) -- Copyright 2013 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 24mm f/1.4 — 1/50 sec, f/2.8, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Simplicity
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Here's a wigglegram to make you feel as if you're there; wiggle your mouse over the image...

Animatable — slowly sweep mouse from side to side to view effect
写真の上をマウスで左右にゆっくり動かすといろいろな影響を見えます。

The fall color get all the attention, but the little details in the garden are still nice...

desktop background image of mushrooms in the main garden at the Hokyo-in Temple (宝筐院), Kyoto Japan -- Hokyo-in Temple (宝筐院) -- Copyright 2013 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 — 1/250 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1100 — map & image datanearby photos
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Continued here...


One comment so far...

Your photos are always a joy to go through!

I have a quick question- did you use your circular polarizers on the foliage?

From NYC.

Absolutely! (See this post for why) —Jeffrey

— comment by Alvin on November 25th, 2013 at 5:17am JST (3 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink
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