Sunday, February 3, 2013

Shadow Shot Sunday

When I went to visit my "backyard" garden (Brooklyn
Botanic) recently on a sunny but very cold day, it may
have been the very first time I was able to take photos in the
pretty little lakeside pavilion of their Japanese garden
with not another soul around to wander into my shot.

[To see more Sunday shadows, go here.]


  1. Lovely shot! I'm glad you had the space to yourself, at least for a few precious minutes.

    Buddha in the Shadows

  2. Nice to be alone sometimes. And here you caught a good photo while alone.

  3. It is always a treat to find a popular spot with an absence of people. You can tell that it is cold!


  4. It’s nice how you got the two grids to reiterate, and the stripes on the door post pull them together even more.

    It reminds me of this window at the Kyoto temple Gio-ji in the hills near Arashiyama.

    There are a couple photos of that priest in the link above when she was a geisha here. If you are interested there are three red “here” links in the second paragraph.

    (I didn’t get any interior photos of the round window at Gio-ji because there were too many people!)

    So does this have anything to do with NYC? Well, that priest, when not yet a priest, dissed Sessue Hayakawa (“The Bridge on the River Kwai”) on a New York City dance floor as written of here.

  5. I always have people wandering into my line of fire so to speak. It does make it difficult at times to catch a photo as many shots are fleeting. Yours is lovely.

  6. TG -- Great linkage! Teruha was a fascinating woman (and much more beautiful as a priest than in her former life, I think).

  7. I totally agree with you about her beauty. But then we have to realize that beauty is in the eye of the beeholder, and who is he looking at right now anyway?


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