On average, Japanese gardens are outstanding. When you find a good one, then I highly suggest you take your time and soak of up the zen. Rain didn’t stop us from having a great Sunday of our weekend trip to Hiroshima. Up to this point, the whole trip had more or less been composed of places I had been before, but not Shukkei-en (shrunken scenery garden). I don’t know how I missed it on my other two visits to Hiroshima, but am glad I stopped by this time.
Instead of trying to find the words to convey how beautiful this place was, this time I’ll let the pictures do the talking for me (and I saved the best for tomorrow’s post, so don’t miss it).
Clouds can work in your favor. Although they kill the dramatic shadows allowed by the strong rays of the sun, this lessened contrast also brings out the delicate subtleties of colors and details. In the shots from this garden I tried to use this to my advantage when composing shots of the unique landscapes.