Simple Temple Sliding Wall
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the sliding screen doors of a minor outlying building of the Jingoji Temple (神護寺), Kyoto Japan
Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/5.6, ISO 6400 — map & image datanearby photos
Sliding Walls
minor outlying building of the Jingoji Temple (神護寺), Kyoto Japan
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I've been taking it easy this year because I'm still recovering from the cold I woke up with on 1/1, but after posting Paul Barr's inspired creation yesterday, I thought I'd look into my own photo archive to see what I was doing when he took that photo. I was standing next to Paul, but aiming my camera at a the sliding walls of a nearby building, with the thought that it might make a nice desktop background.

One thing I like about it is that even though it's full of detail, it's not necessarily clear right away what you're looking at, so you really need to engage with the photo to understand the setting. The bit of confusion followed by an understanding is somehow interesting to me.

Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 — 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 1250 — map & image datanearby photos
Wider View

This is the same temple complex we were heading to in last month's colorful “On The Path To Kyoto's Jingoji Temple”, but this particular scene is decidingly bland, which is why I went with a slightly edgy B&W version to open this post, and is perhaps also why Paul went with the pencil-drawing look seen yesterday.

For reference, here's the bland out-of-the-camera version of this post's lead photo:

One comment so far...

Hi, Jeffrey. There’s no question the B&W image is more interesting and emphasizes the wood grain and other details. Well done.

David C., Indiana, USA

— comment by David C. on January 5th, 2012 at 10:43pm JST (12 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink
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