‘Kyoto - Arashiyama - Hidden temple’
This picture is taken in Arashiyama on the outskirts of Kyoto.
I’m not really sure that this is a temple. My guidebooks didn’t mention this place and I discovered it only by chance by standing on my toes on a rock on a higher point in Arashiyama to be able to look over some high bushes.
The prayer flags on one side of the building in the correct colour order let me assume this is a temple.
Anyway I liked the forested hills in their spring colours.
You can reach Arashiyama by a short train ride from Kyoto Station (take the Sagano line).
I notice that this is my 300th post since I joined TE at the end of 2007.
Nothing special. Most of you have posted far more pictures in less time. Some of you post pictures nearly every day.
I don’t understand how you manage that.
TE means much fun for me but I don’t want to spend too much time online. There’s more in life than TE.
I really don’t understand how you combine your time on TE with your job, family, friends and other pursuits. In addtion, you also need time to take pictures (by travelling or by visiting places nearby, but in any case you will need time for that).
So honestly, frequent posters, did you find a way to give yourselves more than 24 hours in a day ?
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dcole (281) 2014-08-16 17:20
I'm glad you found this hidden temple. Very cool shot.. I really like the composition. The nearly square format really compliments the photo. Beautiful scenery also, nicely done!
Gerrit (51935) 2014-08-16 18:38
mooie plaat van dit verscholen tempeltje in de machtige bossen en bergen waar de herfst zich lijkt te zijn begonnen te roeren maar ik zie dat het april is. Het zal dus de bloei zijn.
gefeliciteerd met de mijlpaal.
aliabazari (16154) 2014-08-16 20:32
Sign beauty of the landscape. Good clarity and depth. Exposure and color were well performed. Thanks for sharing
rychem (34521) 2014-08-16 20:56
This is a beautiful photo of a colorful slope, the little building/temple is very well placed in the strong point, I like the soft light and the peaceful atmosphere
emka (95113) 2014-08-17 0:13
Hello Paul, You must be very busy lately, you do not show much from your Japan trip.
Congratulations for you 300 photos. Not so much, in fact :) (I have almost 2000 in the same time). But you are right, you need a lot of time for TE. I am retired so I have more time. I am too addicted, I must confess. Is it really some life out of TE? LOL I think very often that I spend too much time in front of my computer. Of course, taking many photos is easy but then to select some from thousands, yes, it is difficult
Fantastic view of this small temple in colourful dense forest on the hill.
have a wonderful Sunday
Malgo, frequent poster from Warsaw
jhm (151414) 2014-08-17 4:11
Mooi verborgen in de wouden van Arashiyama, bijna een droom om daar te mogen passeren.
Het lijkt daar naar de herfst te gaan, door de mooie kleuren in het bladerdek van de bomen.
Heel mooi foto werk, met dit panorama beeld over deze regio.
Samenstelling en presentatie is een beauty. Bedankt.
Prettige zondag namiddag,
timecapturer (49288) 2014-08-17 4:18
this place looks well hidden and in such a beautiful place. The trees are so colourful too, it makes for an eye-catching and striking image. Congratulations on posting your 300th image.
Enjoy your Sunday - B.
williewhistler (16372) 2014-08-17 4:22
this is such an attractive photograph,beautifully composed with the Temple perfectly placed in the frame,the warm light is most appealing.
holmertz (51148) 2014-08-17 4:26
A likely temple on a steep hillside makes me think of your photos from Georgia and Armenia, although the similarities end abruptly. The colours are lovely but the many orange and yellow tones definitely make me think of early autumn rather than spring. It's a spectacular view in any case.
lousat (89778) 2014-08-17 5:47
Hi Paul,the temple in this composition is like the small umbrella on a cocktail...eheheh....truly beautiful this scenery made by the trees in different colors,a great capture full of atmosphere and made with the usual top quality.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Sergiom (77291) 2014-08-17 7:08
On peut presque dire que le propriétaire de cette maison a la montagne pour lui tout seul. J'aime beaucoup les couleurs de l'automne qui s'accrochent aux arbres.
siudzi (34141) 2014-08-17 9:28
The location of this small temple is fantastic! This colorful forest built such an eye catching surrounding for that building and the final result of your work is simply beautiful. Well done! Like it!
jemaflor (95987) 2014-08-17 9:57
Jolie composition avec ce temple au milieu des arbres, bonne luminosité et teintes des feuillages,bonne netteté sur le point fort de l'image.
boa (7375) 2014-08-17 11:25
a well hidden secret you discovered. Probably almost impossible to see when the Autumn leaves turn into red and yellow:) A fine composition and an excellent overview of the forest.
You and I are in the same situation. Not many posts since we joined TE. I agree concerning the time spend on TE, there are thousands of other things to do than spend time in front of the PC. It is a mystery for me how some members can give 20 critiques almost every day! On the other hand, that keeps this site alive:)
Have a nice evening/
sabermonajati (11173) 2014-08-17 11:57
amazing view from temple you captured.
mursaloglu (8682) 2014-08-18 3:51
you did a great composition and marvelous setting amazing colors and really good one pic bravo
Waylim (25502) 2014-08-18 18:21
Beuatiful photo and I love teh warm color, amost feels like the fall season. The little charming temple nettled in the wonderful nature, almost like a little fairly tale story setting where magical things happens.
ktanska (27328) 2014-08-19 10:09
Very picturesque landscape, I'm sure that has find it's way to many paintings. Location of that temple is awesome. Autumn colours are brilliant, I like to see so many tones of orange and green.
mesutilgim (94516) 2014-08-19 11:45
Very nice capture from Japan with perfect pov and layout.
TFS and best regards
COSTANTINO (64146) 2014-08-19 22:33
Good morning dear friend
shot with excellent clarity and depth
the question is how did they bult this
temple on the wild mountains?
tis temple is so well placed on the
slope and draws our eyes towards it
here we have a fantastic view
according to your useful notes
you are not sure that this is
a temple but it s perfectly
have a nice time
mkamionka (35820) 2014-08-20 3:13
this seems like a wonderful trip where there was an abundance of architecture and nature and famous places to visit but also some places so well hidden from intruders like this one here. Great location for a temple indeed. Nice overall atmosphere with a foggy feeling.
Very well spotted,
danos (96706) 2014-08-20 5:58
fascinating the view of the area,with the hidden temple to be the eye catching of the area.The different colours of the trees make the image even more effective.
berek (49684) 2014-08-20 7:13
Nice composition with this temple through the trees, good brightness and colors of foliage, good sharpness on the strength of the image.
PiotrF (16854) 2014-08-20 11:23
Beautiful image from Arashiyama. I like the autumn colors and image composition.Good framing, clarity and sharpness.Very well composition, lovely presentation.
photoray (13981) 2014-08-21 16:08
The multi colored trees in the dense hill landscape are attractive in the subdued lighting, and a bonus with the classical house and colorful banners bringing one small spot of civilization.
PS: I find time for TrekEarth by 'multi-tasking'. I sit with my laptop and watch TV news or programs while entering TE critiques. Admittedly, I do not always listen to every second of TV.
ChrisJ (112285) 2014-08-23 1:54
The colorful facade of the small temple is eye catching amongst the uniform green and reddish pink Spring colours of the forested hillside. The diagonal slope of the hill adds dynamism. Excellent shadow detail and sharpness. Good aerial perspective top right. Tfs!
alvaraalto (10542) 2014-08-23 2:33
Mooie sfeervolle foto, met het zachte licht in de bergen en het wat fellere groen rondom het opvallende gebouwtje. Vooral de felle kleuren trekken daar de aandacht.
adramad (44804) 2014-08-23 8:37
Superb POV, this small temple lost in the thick forest, which has a wonderful range of colors on their diversity of woodland, creating an image of great beauty, impeccably image captured from a place at a good height.
Excellent resolution and very good approach.
Very good job.
Enjoy a happy Sunday.
SWEETFREEDOM (24617) 2014-08-23 23:34
very nice little temple. i like the lush vegetation all around with different colors.
annjackman (21813) 2014-08-24 10:36
I read your note with interest, particularly about the frequent posters. I love the friendship in TE and have found a pace that suits me which is slower than at first. I am so pleased that you keep posting and find enjoyment. This picture is very well composed with lovely colours. The temple is perfectly placed. So well done on 300 posts and I look forward to many more.
Kind Regards, Ann
Cricri (117853) 2014-08-25 4:36
Spectaculaire cette habitation blotti entre les arbres, aux jolies couleurs d'automne
Félicitations pour cette 300ème image
Pas facile d'être présent quand en plus l'on travaille, ce qui n'est pas mon cas, mais je comprend, les fois en vacances je me dit que c'est bien sans l'ordi, ainsi je profite mieux :-)
Tue (35272) 2014-08-25 13:20
Wat een prachtige variatie aan kleuren! De compositie is ook uitstekend met de tempel in de linkeronderhoek geplaatst. Het werkt ook goed dat je geen lucht op de foto hebt staan. Mooi werk!
nikkitta (17066) 2014-08-25 13:27
Congrats for your 300 post!!!
Quite agree with you about time on TE, posting photos and comment and it flies
Lots of golden vegetation, seems Autumn and a charming small well placed temple
Well seen and composed
Which is the correct order of the player flags?
Didi (60588) 2014-08-25 23:51
Belle vue sur cette maisonnette entourée de feuilles automnales sous une mince couche de brume
Joli point de vue dominant
abmdsudi (52987) 2014-08-27 20:21
What a picturesque place, this would definitely be on the list of places to visit judging entirely by this shot with lots to explore and take in. The eye popping secluded temple really pulls the eye hidden in amongst the deep forest green with lovely touch of spring colours. Wonderful snap, Congrats
pili51 (1853) 2014-08-29 10:19
first, my sincere congratulations for your 300th post here!
I like the a bit foggy atmosphere over these hills, and the traditional house in the middle of a beautiful forest, which is decorated with a breathtaking color palette.
The touch of color of the prayer flags adds a high aesthetical level in your composition.
A nice work.
Fis2 (95997) 2014-08-30 10:43
House add savor of photo.
Angshu (56750) 2014-09-03 22:26
Congratulations for the 300th post.. a milestone no doubt!
Interesting that you mentioned about the order of the prayer flags...I learnt about it when I first went to a Buddhist monastery up north (India)...
The distant view of the 'temple' surrounded by foliage, many bearing autumnal tones look very attractive.
macjake (67012) 2014-09-04 12:01
this truly was a diamond in the rough :)
like finding a needle in a haystack!
I bet this place looks even better in autumn with all the colored leaves.
as for time in TE, you're correct. It takes up TOO much time. I often struggle to complete 20 critiques a day, and lately i find myself not caring as much as i used to if i don't get my 20 for the day.
Ray said it best, its all about multi-tasking.
when watching TV or resting in bed, or maybe even at work on a coffee break you can do some critiques :)
But like you, i don't post photos everyday.
maybe 3 per week. At least being on TE keeps me out of trouble haha
great post once again
unclehotshot (3999) 2014-11-15 11:25
That's a very cool scene. The colored clothes are a piece of good luck for you. The whole scene is just very pleasant and the trees are well lighted and colored. I want to become a monk and live there-
- Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) (28219)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-17
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/800 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-16 16:44
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