A Doorway to a Small Garden
This year there's still plenty of autumn colour around, even now on the 5th of December. Since the autumn colour is still out, I've decided to post another autumn colour photo for today. This photo was taken exactly 2 years ago on the 5th of December 2011, which was also a year that we had plenty of autumn colour at the beginning of December.
Today's photo was taken at the entrance to a garden of a small sub temple of Tofuku-ji known as Taikoan. Taikoan is located on a separate property to Tofuku-ji, it's nearer to the Tofukuji Train Station.
The story of this photo: I took some photos at Taikoan on my way to Tofuku-ji, but that time the light was rather dull. After visiting Tofuku-ji, the weather had fined up, so on my way back to the station I noticed that the sunlight was lighting up the garden in Taikoan, so I took some more photos there including this one.
The easiest access to Tofuku-ji and Taikoan is via the Tofukuji Station. This station is actually two train stations next to each other one serving the JR Nara Line (good if your coming from the Kyoto Station Area, Southern Kyoto Prefecture or Nara) and the other serving the Keihan Main Line (good if your coming from the downtown Kyoto area, Gion, Fushimi or Osaka).
This photo was taken with a Nikon D700 camera and an AF Nikkor 35f/2 lens. I've applied some post processing in iPhoto to brighten up the shadow areas slightly and improve the micro-contrast. Here's a link to the original to compare.