Red Temple in the Moon Forest

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    Most people don't know this, but I wrote a novel about 15 years ago. The reason no one knows about it is because it was so awful that no one would publish it. I printed out the first few chapters of the book, sent them to countless publishers, and then received countless rejections. I should have saved of them. It was quite depressing at the time, and it only took me 14 years to get over it.

    Anyway, I bring this up because part of the story was based in Kyoto, Japan, where this temple is located. I had never been there before, but this is exactly how I always pictured it: peaceful, still, natural, ancient, with the soft sounds of the woods echoing around the old wood. It's a wonderful place. I've done my best to capture the feeling of the place. I only hope I've come close to succeeding.

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    Rajarathinam.Chakravarthy, b_g_moore, and 70 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. konni2727 52 months ago | reply

      Supe colors,picture and temple!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. PeteƦ ToshiƦo™ 52 months ago | reply

      Amazing radiant waxy colors...superb processing...impressive artwork Trey.

    3. tara.m. 52 months ago | reply

      I really like the vivid colours here. Nicely done.

    4. bsimak 52 months ago | reply

      Both shots are beauties. Thanks again for joining us on the photo shoot. That was very special for all of us. I've enclosed an "homage to Trey". www.flickr.com/photos/31553023@N06/4242551146/

    5. martijndevalk.nl 52 months ago | reply

      WOW great colors. Very beautifull

    6. Jill Clardy 52 months ago | reply

      and 14 years later you are a published author! you showed them...

    7. susan_r4 52 months ago | reply

      Wonderfully beautiful and vibrant - super Trey!

    8. Xindaan 52 months ago | reply

      Nice work with the colours.
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      Seen in my contacts' photos. ( ?² )

    9. [mementosis] 52 months ago | reply

      i'm always amazed by the fact that so many of your shots have zero people in them. it must be a combination of luck, patience, and staying up waaaay past your bedtime.. but the end result is consistently beautiful.

    10. Lash in Virginia 52 months ago | reply

      I think the strong horizontal design makes it as peaceful as you hoped it would be.

    11. hidesax 52 months ago | reply

      Nicely captured. Love the wet stones and reflections.

    12. Dave Berryman 52 months ago | reply

      OOOOhhhhhh! This is a great shot!

    13. Aaron King 52 months ago | reply

      ooh, what was the novel's plot?
      (spectacular shot, by the way)

    14. elginz 52 months ago | reply

      Beautiful. Nicely done.

    15. gd_167 52 months ago | reply

      wow

      am i correct that these are HDR images?

    16. Velurajah UK 52 months ago | reply

      Hello friend.
      I wish you a great year of 2010.
      Fraternal greetings.

      Fantastic shot here.

    17. JapanDave 52 months ago | reply

      Another awesome Japan shot. Need more of these! The most impressive thing about this photo isn't the temple to me, but the wet pavement, the leaves, and the smallest bit of a torii on the left side. Congrads on another shot that puts all my Japanese shots to shame!

    18. canglangting 52 months ago | reply

      very beautiful !!

    19. SaticonDreams 49 months ago | reply

      Thanks for supplying all sizes.
      Your amazing image is now the background image on my computer.
      I'll look at it every day!

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