Byodoin, Uji, Kyoto prefecture, Japan. The original photo was almost completely green, like the famous Uji tea! (Strange light conditions...). I wonder if it was a good idea to enhance the original colors. Critical comments are appreciated! (Other comments as well! )
It is about time I uploaded some of my photos from my trip to Japan. Maybe if we are all lucky, I will remember to take a decent camera with me next time.
Just a lucky shot, I took a picture of a cherry tree on Miyajima Island and happened to realize that I caught the tori gate in the background. Pretty, ain't it? (at the time, I don't think I was thinking too much...I was too busy trying to locate some okonomiyaki to fill my belly)
The maple leaf cakes (momiji manju) were very tasty. After I got back, I realized that they also fried the cakes...I wish I knew so that I could have eaten them!
Copyright 2012 A. Wheatley. Do not claim, use, distribute, or trace this work without my permission. Not stock photography.
At the shrine, there is a small lake with a torii 「鳥居」 or gate. The water was still enough to reflect it like a mirror. The suns rays were breaking through the clouds, which was absolutely amazing to capture!
More from this shoot
At the beginning of December, we decided to go take some pictures. My husband had mentioned that he bikes past a few shrines on his way to one of his schools, so we grabbed the camera bag and headed out. It turns out, this is a rather large Hachiman shrine, the Komo Hachiman Shrine 「薦神社」I cannot wait to go back again to get more pictures!
Komo Shrine 「薦神社」 : December 1, 2012 Nakatsu-shi, Oita-ken, Kyushu, Japan 中津市 大分県 九州 日本
An old stone bridge from Edo Period. Behind the bridge lays the town where Sasaki Kojiro was born and raised. He died in an duel against Myamoto Musashi. I really liked to walk over this old fashioned bridge.