Autumn 2014 Trip to Kyoto’s Yoshiminedera Shrine, Part 2
a fall-foliage scene at the Yoshiminedera Temple (善峯寺のもみじ), Kyoto Japan
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Entrance to the Yoshiminedera Temple
Re-imaged
善峯寺の正門
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A few more from yesterday's visit to the Yoshiminedera Temple, about which I posted last night in The Whole Gamut of My Blog In One Spectacular Visit to the Yoshiminedera Temple.

The photo above is similar to one seen yesterday, but with a different, exaggerated presentation.

The parking lot was surprisingly unfilled, so we made a bee-line to the photogenic path seen in yesterday's lead photo...


Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/100 sec, f/2.8, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
Almost There
the guy in the background is standing at the base of the photogenic

Heading up that way, you get a nice view of the main temple building that we'd zipped on past, and the trees on the face of the opposing mountain in the background....


Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/100 sec, f/9, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos

Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 360 — map & image datanearby photos
Roof Detail

Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1400 — map & image datanearby photos
Often Not Empty
but it was so uncrowded that we had hope

Sometimes the nature of the folks on the path lent a nice feeling to the photos...


Nikon D4 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/640 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1100 — map & image datanearby photos
Relaxing Date

Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/160 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Sometimes Not so Much

But patience was rewarded. This next one looks spectacular full screen...

a fall-foliage scene at the Yoshiminedera Temple (善峯寺のもみじ), Kyoto Japan
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 32mm — 1/125 sec, f/10, ISO 2500 — map & image datanearby photos
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Moving on, we came across a couple of guys working on the landscaping....


Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 40mm — 1/160 sec, f/3.2, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Shoring Up a Hillside
a fall-foliage scene at the Yoshiminedera Temple (善峯寺のもみじ), Kyoto Japan
Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/100 sec, f/14, ISO 4000 — map & image datanearby photos
Little Shrine
within the temple
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Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/100 sec, f/2.8, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Tripods Allowed
one of the few places that allows tripods.... but only on weekdays

As I wrote in A Temple with Extra Restrictions on Photography is Now My Favorite Kyoto Temple last year, the trend toward prohibiting tripods is increasing. I noticed for the first time this year that Yoshiminedera now prohibits tripods during the weekend, and that Kongorinji now prohibits the possession of a tripod.

It's just as well with me because I'm too lazy to use a tripod, though there are some special cases where I'd certainly like to be both not so lazy, and allowed to use one.


Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/100 sec, f/2.8, ISO 450 — map & image datanearby photos
That Little Shrine

Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 24mm — 1/100 sec, f/2.8, ISO 250 — map & image datanearby photos
From Above

Continued here...


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