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Rainy Day, Iwakura Jisso-in (岩倉実相院)

Posted by
GJC (Kyoto, Japan) on 3 December 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is one of my favorite temples in Kyoto, though of course I haven't been to all of them. (I go there so often that the priest's wife very politely and tentatively approached me one day: "Why do you come here so often?") It is in the northern Iwakura section of Kyoto and is about a fifteen-minute walk from my house. It's usually pretty quiet throughout the year, but when the leaves are like this, look out! It gets very crowded with literally busloads of people. Even with hordes enjoying the scene, however, the gardens are still very tranquil, and never moreso than on a rainy day. The next four photos will be from that delightful rainy autumn day. Enjoy.

By the way, if you're interested to jump ahead to winter and see what this same place looks like in the snow, you can go here and see a photo I posted in January of this year. If you prefer spring, try here. In the meantime, we enjoy the leaves!

NIKON D300 1/15 second F/3.5 ISO 400 30 mm (35mm equiv.)

NIKON D300
1/15 second
F/3.5
ISO 400
30 mm (35mm equiv.)

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