Pagoda and Blue Light
Here is another one of the scenes that you can see at the Higashiyama Hanatouro, which starts this Friday at 6:00pm. This pagoda is part of the Kiyomizu-dera temple complex, and you don't even need to pay to go inside to see this scene. This photo along with the Gion Tower photo are featured on this month's promotional prints. A big hello to you, if you're here for the first time because you received a promotional print from me outside the Kyoto Tower today. Please check back regularly for new Kyoto information and photos, enjoy your stay here and I hope this site helps you with your sightseeing.
I took this photo on my first Higashiyama Hanatouro back in March of 2010, that year I went twice. I recall the first time it was a rather cool evening, but the second time six days later it was a warm evening for March with the temperature around 17C. The weather in March can be quite mixed. Sometimes it can be cold and snowy, other times the temperature can get up to the high teens and stay there all night, there are also the spring rains storms as well. So be prepared for changes in temperature and for rain as well.
This photo was taken with a Nikon D80 and it's kit AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-135f/3.5-5.6G lens. It was taken on the same evening as The West Gate of Yasaka-jinja photo I published here last year. I made the following post processing changes in iPhoto. I toned down the highlights, I boosted the shadow areas, I increased the definition and cooled the white balance slightly.