The "floating" torii at Miyajima (actually Istukushima) just off the cost of Hiroshima is a UNESCO World Heritage site. And as such it has been photographed by millions of people already. I do realize this shot is almost cliché, but returning from Japan without it would be almost a punishable offense.
I spent several hours at the site beginning with a low tide early in the afternoon through high tide around sunset until the evening. Out of several tens of shot I chose this one because I really like how the long waves in the lower left corner close the composition and add some degree of symmetry into it.
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jga (1062) 2012-06-03 6:50
I visited this place a few months ago but didn't manage to get a good shot as yours.
Good light management, sharp silhouette of the gate and good dof with good details even on the foreground small waves.
I like the sun and its reflection all the way, the golden tone is interesting.
GREGG (7868) 2012-06-03 7:07
Witaj, znana kompozycja i
kato (11630) 2012-06-03 17:24
You're capturing well this famous floating Torii by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the Torii of a high tide with silhouette, the belt of light ptojected to the sea and mountain range in hehind with layer. And, the repeating of small surf draws out a good atmosphere. So, you catch beautifully this scene from a good angle.