Mt Mitake Rock Garden

I think this may be my favorite photo from my recent hike around Mt. Mitake. It took me a while to get around to the best parts of the rock garden (ロックガーデン) as I spent a lot of time at Nanayo waterfall and other areas earlier on in the hike. As you might imagine, after an early morning and many hours of hiking, it was nice to reach such a quiet, calm spot like this. Thankfully, unlike some other locations, I didn’t have to wade in the water or risk a fall to photograph it. I especially like this shot though because of how green everything is. It’s amazing how much just a little bit of water can give life to everything around it. Even the rocks through which it flows turn green and lush. Aren’t our lives much the same? If the right stuff flows through it, it turns vibrant and beautiful. The challenge then, I suppose, is to find the water that gives growth, color, and life. For me, John 7:38 helps me meet that challenge. How about you?

Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
Shot Info: f/8 | 172sec (ND Filter) | ISO200 | 11mm

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