The famous floating Torii, part of the Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima island, near Hiroshima.
Though not very floating here.
Any comments, critiques, workshops, good or bad, most welcome
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Dorota (734) 2009-01-25 11:35
Beautiful soft colours and light !The sky looks great !
Thank you for sharing !
hmusty (171) 2009-01-25 12:19
I was there too, autumn last year. Unfortunately I didn't get closer to the Torii since the water had risen up. Agree with Dorota, the sky looks natural here. You just gave me an idea to post my Miyajima photos :). Have a nice day.
pauloog (11747) 2009-01-25 12:25
Just htsi afternoon I was viewing some photos from my visit ot this shrine. I was there at high tide...
A beautiful view in natural colours.
Bartleby (13552) 2009-01-25 14:17
pretty impressive place! The mouvement of the clouds over that Torii is fanstastic, gives great dynamism and the light of course is fine too. Did you try other compositions or crops with that, I mean other than a square format?
mafegan (8624) 2009-01-25 16:31
I have seen the floating Torii in 2007. This is an interesting capture being there at low tide and with the sun setting. You have certainly confirmed that it is not floating! Could be a little sharper - otherwise vey good, Marlene
speedymanu (3585) 2009-01-26 6:04
a surreal light that eùmphasizes the magic and gran,ndiose aspect of this Torii.
dragonslayero (3116) 2009-05-25 2:57
At first I saw this photo as a thumb through one of your other photos. And I must admit it looked very interesting and I warranted it a visit.
But I must admit, getting the full view sort of dissappointed me.
The thumb has a very clean crisp look to it. It had sharp colours in the sky and a very pleasing contrast between the torii and the sky.
The only thing that I feel was transferred perfectly is the composition. It looks clean and it puts the viewer right into the scene.
I do however feel that the great colours are lost between the thumb version and the full view. It might be possible to save the great impression with some adjustment of the contrast and a little bit of colour saturation.
I might give it a go with a workshop when I get home, you'll just have to wait and see.
Overall though, I would like to give you two points for great scene and composition.
Thanks for sharing.