Temple Overlooking a Frosty Kyoto
Watching Over a Frozen Kyoto temple at Shogunzuka, Kyoto Japan -- Copyright 2019 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 500mm — 1/2000 sec, f/10, ISO 2000 — map & image datanearby photos
Watching Over a Frozen Kyoto
temple at Shogunzuka, Kyoto Japan

Last night we a short but intense snow flurry that dropped about 2" of snow in 15 minutes, leaving the mountains this morning with a nice frosting.

The building seen above is at Shogunzuka, covered in Inside the “New” Temple Building at Shogunzuka Overlooking Kyoto and, more widely, a bit earlier in New Views of Kyoto from Shogunzuka’s New Observation Deck.

A bit farther north, hikers were enjoying the clearing on Mt. Daimonji:

Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2019 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 500mm — 1/2000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 900 — map & image datanearby photos

The clearing is where the fires are lit during the Daimonji Festival each August, as covered in Daimonji: Kyoto’s Least-Photogenic Festival, and in its photographic rebuttal Daimonji Fire Festival Up Close and Personal: Yaron Silberberg’s Photos from Last Year.

It's a simple hike to the clearing, though perhaps more challenging with slippery snow.

Frosty -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2019 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 500mm — 1/2000 sec, f/10, ISO 2500 — map & image datanearby photos
Frosty

I tend to like this kind of frosty-cold-with-sharp-detail image, though my favorite is probably the photo seen exactly nine years ago today in Snowy Mountains. At first glance it's a boring photo, but I find it to be interesting at full, sharp resolution.

Also in the same realm is Bridge Over Icy Water, which then itself made a reappearance as a print in Dabbling in Some Fine-Art Printing for My Office.


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Very nice photos, cozy, somehow fragile and dreamlike!

— comment by Luis on January 27th, 2019 at 9:40pm JST (9 months, 18 days ago) comment permalink

Dear Jeffrey, You have really nice photos as always. I’m just wondering if it is normal to have this much amount of snow there? Best, Endre (now from Canada 😛 )

The city itself doesn’t get much snow, but this little dusting isn’t so strange. It doesn’t happen every year, but some years we get much more. —Jeffrey

— comment by Endre toth on February 6th, 2019 at 1:46am JST (9 months, 8 days ago) comment permalink

Nice photos, although i prefer the “Snowy Mountains” colour tone more.
i can’t really handle snow colour tone in digital, especially when the sky is pure white / empty , makes the photos look boring.
some photos i shoot with film many years ago,happy share 🙂
https://www.flickr.com/photos/luccifero_beelzebub/albums/72157608668842931

Saying hello from Hong Kong,using your photo exif viewer long time ago

— comment by Bill Chui on February 11th, 2019 at 6:37pm JST (9 months, 3 days ago) comment permalink
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