Gate of Ryoanji; image effects created using Microsoft’s Windows Live Photo Gallery program
I am not a professional photographer, and I can only present these as little pieces that I like personally; they make no claims to greatness, just to personal meaning for me. They can be reproduced online for non-institutional purposes provided a link back to this page is included. The next four images are of the rock garden itself; I used the Silkypix program to add a lot of darkness to the first three, and the MS program to simply turn off the saturation on the last one. The darkest images are intended to be viewed in a very dark room:
A corridor in the abbot’s house is shown below; for this one, I simply removed all colour using the MS program referred to above:
A detail of the gate is shown above. When I’m in need of a quiet, healing, peaceful moment, I like to create dark and “chocolaty” images like this one, and the next, showing the moss garden path. I find that I can rest in them.
The final picture I call “The Light of the World”: