Ryuonji Temple is cloistered away in the mountains, about two hours away from central Kyoto. It was originally built all the way back in the Heian period, as a temple for practitioners of shugendo (a mountain worship religion that combines aspects of Buddhism and Shinto). Thanks to the talented @ui_hii618love for capturing this autumn moment!
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Autumn is coming to an end and I want to conclude my Fall Foliage in Japan with this photo of a rock. Yes. A Rock. For those of you who have been following the stories, I came to this spot with a different intention. I wanted to capture the autumn trees with the window framing at Enko-ji Temple but it was a nightmare with the amount of tourists there. See the video in the carousel. After giving up, I walked out and saw this beautiful peaceful rock that no one was paying attention to. So I decided to snap away and got this photo. It’s not much but dammit, it’s my rock photo! While we had some successes in our little photography adventures here in Japan, we also had a lot failed mishaps. And I share a lot of that in my stories because I feel failures are just as important and more motivating than hearing only success stories. The point is that we didn’t give up and we made the best of our situation. And my best… was this Rock. .
Shot on @sonyalpha a7RIV & 24GM f/1.4
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“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” - Albert Camus 🌼🍁🌼🍂
It has only recently begun to feel like fall in LA , and I’m enjoying the crisp, cool air for a change. I was inspired to create more floral art with chrysanthemums and fall leaves in my backyard because these warm colors are just so gorgeous! Swipe to see a silly #Instagramvsreality , because bad takes are the best LOL! And check out the BTS of how I set up the shot as well. 📸
I’ve been wearing the @pixibeauty#PixiPretties collection on REPEAT all fall season. 💄🎨I actually took the whole set with me on my Spain trip, so you can check out all my makeup looks in my Spain posts! I don’t enjoy every Influencer X beauty brand collab, but I gotta say each product in this collaboration was really thoughtfully and beautifully designed. I love everything but my favorites are the Eye Heart Palette which is basically the perfect fall palette. Super gorgeous colors and oh so pigmented! Another must is the Day/Night Kit because those matte lipsticks and glimmer eyeshadows are PERFECTION. Cruelty free and affordable price point. This is not sponsored, just wanted to recommend these! 💖
💄Wearing the Pixi Pretties collection: @frmheadtotoe Endless Shade Stick & Glow-y Powder in Fetch @thatsheart Eye Heart Palette @maryamnyc Day Kit @rachhloves The Layers Highlighting Palette @chloemorello Lip Icing in Bonbon