Paul Barr in Kyoto Day 1: the Tenjuan Temple (Fall Colors and a Wigglegram)
desktop background image of a garden scene at the Tenjuan Temple (天授庵), Kyoto Japan -- Pondside Stone Lantern at the Tenjuan Temple (天授庵), Kyoto Japan -- Tenjuan Temple (天授庵) -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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)
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Pondside Stone Lantern
at the Tenjuan Temple (天授庵), Kyoto Japan
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Paul Barr, in town this week, and I made a visit yesterday to the Tenjuan Temple (天授庵) within the Nanzen Temple complex. It was my second visit inside, my first visit here having been three years ago. Earlier this year, though, I did feature the main gate of this shrine covered in snow.

Anyway, the fall colors this year in Kyoto seem a bit subdued, but it wasn't crowded yesterday and overall was really pleasant. We ended up sitting and enjoying more than taking photos.

友達ポールさんは来日して、一緒天授庵行って、もみじを撮影しました。今年は色は薄い方ですが、雰囲気はなかなか良かった。よく落ち着いて、リラックス出来ました。

Garden Entrance 天授庵、庭園の入り口 -- Tenjuan Temple (天授庵) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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)
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Garden Entrance
天授庵、庭園の入り口
Paul Snapping a Snapshot for Someone the moment we entered this lady asked Paul to take a picture for her 知らない人に撮影をお願いされました -- Tenjuan Temple (天授庵) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Paul Snapping a Snapshot for Someone
the moment we entered this lady asked Paul to take a picture for her
知らない人に撮影をお願いされました
desktop background image of a garden scene at the Tenjuan Temple (天授庵), Kyoto Japan -- Rock Garden with fairly subdued colors 天授庵の岩石庭園 -- Tenjuan Temple (天授庵) -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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)
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Rock Garden
with fairly subdued colors
天授庵の岩石庭園
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Selfie -- Tenjuan Temple (天授庵) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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)
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Selfie
Rich Moss -- Tenjuan Temple (天授庵) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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)
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Rich Moss
Too HDRish ハイダイナミックレンジをし過ぎ -- Tenjuan Temple (天授庵) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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)
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Too HDRish
ハイダイナミックレンジをし過ぎ

With the dark shadows under the overhang, and bright sunlight in the background, the scene wasn't an appropriate one to try to get everything in, but I did a three-burst exposure-bracket sequence. Even though it was handheld, Lightroom's HDR-merge could handle it perfectly. However, the result was little changed from the middle source image, but with the added latitude I could then perform single-frame HDR to get a result that includes detail in both dark and bright areas, but the result just feels fake.

Entrance to the Back Garden 裏の庭園の出入り口 -- Tenjuan Temple (天授庵) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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)
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Entrance to the Back Garden
裏の庭園の出入り口

I can't believe it's been three years since I made Elegance in Kyoto’s Tenjyuan Garden at this spot, one of my first wigglegrams. It feels like it was just last year.

I made a similar wigglegram yesterday, being lucky enough to come across two ladies willing to pose:

Animatable Wigglegram (14 frames) — slowly sweep mouse from side to side to view 3D effect
写真の上をマウスで左右にゆっくり動かすと「3D」な感じが出ます。

It's been a while since I took a wigglegram, and it shows in how unsmooth my movement was, but my auto-align software was able to recover some sense of smoothness.

Me making the wigglegram 私です。ポールさんが撮って下さった写真 photo by Paul Barr -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Paul Barr
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Me
making the wigglegram
私です。ポールさんが撮って下さった写真
photo by Paul Barr
desktop background image of a garden scene at the Tenjuan Temple (天授庵), Kyoto Japan -- Subtle and Relaxed seems to be the theme this year ほのかな雰囲気、今年 -- Tenjuan Temple (天授庵) -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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)
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Subtle and Relaxed
seems to be the theme this year
ほのかな雰囲気、今年
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Carp 魚さん -- Tenjuan Temple (天授庵) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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)
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Carp
魚さん
Window 窓 -- Tenjuan Temple (天授庵) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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)
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Window
Path -- Tenjuan Temple (天授庵) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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)
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Path
Tenjuan's Pond 天授庵の小池 -- Tenjuan Temple (天授庵) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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)
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Tenjuan's Pond
天授庵の小池
desktop background image of a garden scene at the Tenjuan Temple (天授庵), Kyoto Japan -- Bamboo and Moss 竹と苔 -- Tenjuan Temple (天授庵) -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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)
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Bamboo and Moss
竹と苔
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desktop background image of a garden scene at the Tenjuan Temple (天授庵), Kyoto Japan -- Bamboo and Moss and Pinecones 竹と苔と松ぼっくり -- Tenjuan Temple (天授庵) -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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)
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Bamboo and Moss and Pinecones
竹と苔と松ぼっくり
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Stepping Stones 踏み石 -- Tenjuan Temple (天授庵) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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)
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Stepping Stones
踏み石

Even though I was right there in real life, the photo above gives me no sense for the size of the stones, so when going through my photos, this next image sort of surprised me...

With People for scale -- Tenjuan Temple (天授庵) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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)
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With People
for scale
Thick Trunk heavy with the weight of moss -- Tenjuan Temple (天授庵) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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)
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Thick Trunk
heavy with the weight of moss
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Tiny Stone Bridge 短い石の橋 -- Tenjuan Temple (天授庵) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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)
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Tiny Stone Bridge
短い石の橋
Tenjuan Temple (天授庵) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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)
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Reflection 反射 -- Tenjuan Temple (天授庵) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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)
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Reflection
反射
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Tickling a Carp's Nose 鯉さんの鼻をくすぐる -- Tenjuan Temple (天授庵) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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)
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Tickling a Carp's Nose
鯉さんの鼻をくすぐる
desktop background image of a garden scene at the Tenjuan Temple (天授庵), Kyoto Japan -- Birdhouse? 巣箱かな? -- Tenjuan Temple (天授庵) -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/ -- This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ (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)
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Birdhouse?
巣箱かな?
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The crowds were not oppressive, so it was thoroughly enjoyable to be lazy, take our time, stop often to chat, etc. Pleasant was the theme of the day.

And speaking of pleasant, we capped off the day with chicken and suds at Uroko (which I had been to just the other day with Carlin)...

Cheers! 乾杯!、「 鱗 」で -- Uroko (鱗) -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2015 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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Cheers!
乾杯!、「」で

All 5 comments so far, oldest first...

In the map view it appears that quite a bit of work is going on at Larry’s place.

More than you might imagine… the imagery in Google Maps is from 2013, but using the Historical Imagery in Google Earth you can actually look ahead to see satellite images from March of this year. It appears that every building on site has been leveled at one time or another, and that a massive new house is being made. Just wow. I’m surprised that Mr. Elison hasn’t invited me in to photograph the progress… I’d better check my email again. —Jeffrey

— comment by Rick H. on November 17th, 2015 at 5:36pm JST (1 year, 8 months ago) comment permalink

“photo by Paul Barr”?? This must be the first picture I see from him 😉

I recently read that some buildings that were on Larry’s property have been moved rather than destroyed. No idea where they went… In any case all the buildings north of the pond are gone now, and a second large building is being built. I’m eagerly waiting for the 特別拝観 he’ll surely do to celebrate the end of the construction in 2025 😀

— comment by Damien on November 17th, 2015 at 6:15pm JST (1 year, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Nice series of images. I particularly like “Rock Garden with fairly subdued colors”.

— comment by Tom in SF on November 18th, 2015 at 12:13am JST (1 year, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Thank you for sharing so beautiful pics! Continue this for a long time just for eyes pleasure . Have a good day!

— comment by sarah on November 21st, 2015 at 10:17pm JST (1 year, 8 months ago) comment permalink

very pretty.

— comment by nnkka on November 23rd, 2015 at 1:11am JST (1 year, 8 months ago) comment permalink
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