The famous floating torii gate at Miyajima, which is south of Hiroshima in Honshu and an integral part of the Itsukushima Shrine. I missed the sunset, as I arrived at dusk, & had to find a place to stay. But I did manage to snap this attractive night scene.
According to Wikipedia, its correct name is 'Miyashima'. 'Shima' which means island, has been corrupted in English to 'jima'. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miyajima,_Hiroshima
More info here on Itsukushima:
A daytime shot I took of this torii can be seen here:
This is a link to TE: Miyajima Morning
This is a link to T Lens: Vertical Framing
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Bluejeans (64251) 2006-09-16 4:50
Ola Chris fantastica foto, os reflexos do portão na agua estao muito bonitos , Well done!!!
danielswalsh (13599) 2006-09-16 4:51
Nice shot Chris;
I recall seeing this gate before in an inflight magazine on JAL airlines.
I like that the shrine is slightly (although not much) off centre. The reflection is the icing on the cake.
All the best,
danyy (0) 2006-09-16 5:08
C'est magnifique Chris,
on dirait ce momument déposé sur une feuille métalique dépolie.
Peut-être un cadrage un peu trop centré , sinon, techniquement, tuas bien relevé le défi d'une photo nocturne.
fabio_ts (13696) 2006-09-16 5:20
Hallo Chris, I love the stong color/light impact of this picture.. well composed by you.. really a nice work, compliments!!
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-09-16 5:57
a beautiful night shot of the shrine with an amazing reflection.
Beautiful colours and lightning.
papagolf21 (102460) 2006-09-16 6:31
Bonjour, mon ami Chris,
Bravo pour cette magnifique réalisation. Cette porte semble surgir des eaux comme par miracle.
Les couleurs sont magnifiques.
Félicitations pour cette composition.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2006-09-16 6:45
A great contrasts in the picture. i like how the gate is clearly visible!
jrj (34843) 2006-09-16 6:50
Very special place this floating tori. Even with many photos presented at TE, I think this is the first I've seen in night setting. Good work, fine details and a grand reflection of the water surface.
efigesta (12188) 2006-09-16 7:00
Hi my friend
lovely shot here, the colors and sharp and light so amazing
Muse (34962) 2006-09-16 7:34
A superb photograph nocture.
The colors are really very beautiful.
Pretty lights at the background.
Best regards from Belgique
fayeulle (27827) 2006-09-16 8:35
Very sharp and stunning gate.
Thank to let us learn about the world.
Schultzy (5446) 2006-09-16 8:58
Very nice subject, classical but efficient composition, perfect exposure, well done !
macondo (19564) 2006-09-16 10:22
Great exposure. I immediately remembered your other, daytime, shot of this 'floating' gate. Lovely colour and reflection in this well composed shot.
dsidwell (9783) 2006-09-16 11:33
Hello Chris! I sure enjoy this photo. The simplicity of it and the lovely colors and effective composition make it very nice. Good job!
Gerrit (52095) 2006-09-16 17:04
beautiful golden gate on its golden/orange reflected base.
barni (15751) 2006-09-16 17:39
Un magnifique travail que tu postes là.
Aspirin (278) 2006-09-16 20:35
Great reflection on the water.
The tori looks much nicer in a night shot.
I didnt have the chance to take a night shot which I regret.
siolaw (38292) 2006-09-17 1:57
Magnificent night view of the floating Tori, strong light and colors make it stand out in the night, nice city lights in BG
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2006-09-17 3:47
What a beautiful light. So bright and so many details. I love it. Excellent POV and colours. Very well done.
rosaline (0) 2006-09-17 3:59
Great exposure here and nice framing. The colour of the gate is stunning and delivers great impact. The reflection in the water really enhances the scene further. Good background with the shimmering lights in the distance. Very good shot.
leo61 (0) 2006-09-17 4:20
Great view of this gate with nice bright colors and good reflections.I like the contrast with the dark background and the city lights at the horizon.
jinju (14265) 2006-09-17 4:44
I was waiting for this one. The best one you showed me when I came up to Paju. The colors are amazing and the grate has a really cool design, it actully looks like a chinese character. Very graphical photo.
pasternak (15185) 2006-09-17 4:54
This is a superb photo, Chris, what a light on the gate, its burning yellow contrasts so nicely with the sky. Exposure and sharpness are fantastic, and the reflections look like a pillar of fire.
pablominto (53746) 2006-09-17 11:52
A strong composition and colours to match!
I like the details in the gate and the reflection is great...
The subject really stands out on the dark background!
sergio1 (12152) 2006-09-17 17:15
Magnific night shot. I like the compo and pov, this reflex is great.
Cormac (26565) 2006-09-17 23:44
Stunning shot Chris! The way this is lit up is great, and it shows the shape incredibly well against the dark background. This is an instant classic!
Angshu (56758) 2006-09-17 23:56
Wonderful night shot, without tripod? Strong visual impact of the yellow with soft reflections
chinchini (31529) 2006-09-18 1:31
Joli ! Très belle prise de vue nocturne sur un sujet magique. Les reflets sont agréables.
C'est très bon mon Ami.
huynt (5079) 2006-09-18 4:16
It is a wonderful shot. I like your lovely colorful composition. Best regards. Huy
thaprem (2558) 2006-09-18 10:21
I am pulled towards this shot...
Being denied a decent shot when I was there, this one seesm a one from my dreams!...
Well balanced lights, the sharpness of detail & the POV with reflection all make me happy & this is a fantastic shot.
Thanks for sharing.
pranab (5354) 2006-09-18 11:26
nice capture. it is a simple shot yet elegant because of your pov and teh contrast of color and your use of light. well done.
bakes888 (18499) 2006-09-19 5:52
Hi Chris. There’s no doubting the subject of this photo, I love the simple but bold composition. Well captured and thanks for sharing.
Burberry1 (6041) 2006-09-22 15:50
PERFECT OBJECT IN A PERFECT FRAME ON A PERFECT BRIGHTNESS!!!!!!!
THE REAL ART CHRIS!!!!!!
keribar (43841) 2006-09-26 0:43
You did well to send us the picture anyway. It is very attractice indeed. I will certainly go there on my next visit to Japan.
Friendly yours - Izzet
PixelTerror (0) 2006-09-26 4:46
I have not been there but it must be one of the most photographed spots in Japan, at night the contrast produced by their excellent lighting is awesome. I wonder why you haven't included the full reflection ?
Have a nice day,
greg64g (11193) 2006-09-26 13:03
what a great symbol of Japan
colors are perfect, this is a great work
sufi (9588) 2006-09-28 8:25
Wow... It's a wonderful night-shot... The colors (especially yellow tones) and its contrast between the dark blue are perfect... Also perfect sharpness and clarity... The reflection on the water is wonderful too...
mumek (20202) 2006-10-04 19:38
Good evening Chris!
A beautiful capture of the floating gate. Very nice lights of the city in the background.Super work.Thanks for posting
banyanman (7789) 2006-10-08 6:01
I think this is as good as any sunset shot that you might have captured, Chris. Excellent exposure, contrast and composition. Cheers . . . David
Yougues (55) 2006-10-21 14:32
Great composition, it's so beautiful. You did a great job on this one. Wonderful !
capthaddock (28790) 2006-12-17 14:49
Hi Chris - a random find today, I could not resisst opening this thumbnail, risky arriving there so late without a booking, I beleive there is very limited accomodation on the island.
pady (4800) 2007-04-16 14:17
What a perfect night shot. I enjoya the contrast of light with the background.
An astounding composition.
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (114759)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-08-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Pentax Me Super, 70-210mm/f4
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-09-16 4:44
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