The Treetop Temple Protects Kyoto

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    I'm just finishing up almost two weeks in Japan, and it has been an amazing trip! Usually I try not to start posting shots until the trip is at its close, and this is the first.

    While there, I spent time all over the country. I got a rail pass and just jumped on the bullet train to take me from one remote spot to another. I ended up with a few days in Tokyo to do my best to capture the city. I'll be posting photos from the trip throughout the next few weeks, months, and years, as usual. I hope this is a new line of photographs that will be interesting to you.

    Photographed here is the Kiyomizu-dera temple in Kyoto. The city is known for its traditional Japanese architecture, slower-paced life, natural beauty, graceful geishas, and zen peacefulness. I probably could have stayed in Kyoto capturing scenes the entire trip. I remained here until the sky turned black, and then I headed back down some winding streets to find an old small restaurant where the food was mysterious and every course was served with a gentle bow.

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    1. Apogee Photography 54 months ago | reply

      Wonderful glow from the building. It sits so nicely in the calmness of the darkness.

    2. akabeko 54 months ago | reply


    3. LONG GONE LOSER 54 months ago | reply

      This is like the most incredible photo I have ever seen. I <3 Japan.

    4. Jonas Rasmussen 51 months ago | reply

      Amazing photo it is currently my wallpaper, love the contrast between green and blue in this shot. The blue sky could however need a little with a mean filter.

    5. ANTONIO SÁNCHEZ-BARRIGA 51 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called TASTE'S THEORY (Photos with philosophy), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. Marx(I've dropped my Photo-Mojo and can't find it) 51 months ago | reply

      Though I've done more than a few HDR's my self, I'm not a big fan of most of the results I see (and have made my self) .... this one is not like those... this one is good, very good.... doesn't harm it that kiyomizu is a lovely place in one of the prettiest areas of Kyoto

    7. shawnxji 50 months ago | reply

      What a beautiful photo, thank you for sharing the various sizes, it looks even more stunning at its original size!

    8. ruffles_nlace 45 months ago | reply

      "A mind's dream" .... Superb!!! Thank you for sharing.

    9. ruffles_nlace 45 months ago | reply

      "A mind's dream" .....Superb photo!!! Thank you for sharing.

    10. philip918 45 months ago | reply

      Great capture! This is one of the most photographed temples in Kyoto and you've definitely produced a wonderful image of a classic spot.

    11. i . /✪\LEEM 44 months ago | reply

      love this shot!!!!!!!!!!

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    13. Dagmar :-) 35 months ago | reply

      Beautiful nature shot!
      So this is your invitation to:

      ---- ! * World Wide Nature * ! P1-A2 ----
      invite code by Adriënne, on Flickr
      ---*--- Welcome and enjoy nature! ---*---

    14. TheFella 33 months ago | reply

      This is one of my favourite photos of yours.

    15. Nemo Ph 26 months ago | reply

      Very beautiful!!!

    16. joyz2008. 25 months ago | reply

      This is unbelievable!

    17. demawo 18 months ago | reply

      Easily the best photo I've ever seen of Kiyomizu-dera! I've shared this on my Japan in HDR Facebook page!

    18. Faisal Bin Zarah 8 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot as usual Trey, I am going to Kyoto tomorrow hopefully will take good shots :)

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