Love the mountains in the fall, Shenandoah National Park I know I have posted quite a bit about already. I grabbed this picture with my Fuji G690bl and 100mm lens with Kodak Ektar. Medium format isn’t something I shoot all the time but I do enjoy it when I do.
I kind of already miss warmer weather (although it has reached 70 degrees in December already). I am ready to get out on some more water, the river, lake, pond, ocean what ever I can. I enjoyed getting to the beach when I could this past year but it was mostly a quick stop as I was out that way for work. This was the beach access at 89th street at Virginia Beach. It was the last street and access before the base.
Taken with a Fuji GS645S at 45mm on Ektar 100 Film
Walking around Garan in Koya-san was great. There are some temple buildings there that were built in Kobo Daishi’s time (1200 years ago). We walked over to these buildings on the grounds that were west and not many people were there. It is in the shadow of the great pagoda there. great place t walk and relax.
Bamboo is here and there in Japan along with Ceder and Pine. You will find special walks through bamboo in Arashiyama and Sagano in Western Kyoto but this was taken at a temple in eastern Kyoto. Great temple, Kodai-ji has a lot to offer when visiting the Higashiyama area.
Konpon Daito Pagoda is larger when you see it in person. 45 meters tall it stands over the ceders that are next to it. Kobo Daishi started to build the pagoda and the main hall next to it but couldn’t finish it before his eternal meditation.