This photograph is taken in the precincts of a temple in Meiji Shrine. Meiji Shrine is the shrine which deified Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken. This is a shrine with the vast precincts of about 700,000 square meters. I entered this shrine from Yoyogi entrance, and walked toward the Main Hall. When I are walking the courtyard in front of Main Hall, I met strong rainstorm suddenly, and then I moved to the near corridor having a roof, and I sheltered from the rain for a while until it stopped getting down. The Shinto priest was gazing at the rain situation when I turned my eyes to Main Hall. After a while, it stopped raining and the young Shinto priest was cleaning the courtyard with a broom.
The young Shinto priest is cleaning the courtyard after rainstorm: workshop
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daddo (20639) 2013-10-02 16:55
Hi dear Mikio. I absolutely love this photo as it is a rare thing to catch such a combination of a strong rainstorm and sunshine, plus a Shinto priest! You used the opportunity given to you to create a composition in the style of the Japanese woodblock print of the 19th, early 20th century. If the two partially hidden persons were not visible, it would have been an even more wonderful image.Maybe cloning the one closest to the priest could be done, but the man would be harder because of the window grid behind him. Very nice moment. Regards. Klaudio.
pajaran (41725) 2013-10-02 21:28
Dobar dan, popodne.
Kod mene rano jutro, 06,28. sati
Interesantan tekst o hramu, sa datim podacima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, sa lepom fotografijom u radionici.
Lep trenutak sa kisom.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
For me, early in the morning, 06.28. o'clock
An interesting article about the temple, with the given data ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, with a nice photo of the workshop.
A nice moment with the rain.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
fabbs99 (11126) 2013-10-02 23:50
Nice shot from the Shinto temple,
Very well done to capture the mood of the scene in an elegant way.Thanks Mikio.
papagolf21 (79554) 2013-10-03 0:40
J'aime beaucoup l'ambiance générale qui se dégage de cette composition.
Belle réussite photographique.
Très bonne journée.
ikeharel (44023) 2013-10-03 0:42
There was a special light enhanced the down-pour of the rainstorm on image.
A well done photojob show this view under the rain, and with the shrine provided shelter to the man in its doorstep.
A fine clear photo, unique golden tone.
gojo (1317) 2013-10-03 1:23
A wonderful photo. The light is fantastic, the whole scene is beautiful and the priest is so serene and focused at the same time. A great one!
PaulVDV (17273) 2013-10-03 12:45
The light is very beautiful and in combination with the excellent capture of the falling rain, you present us a splendid architecture picture with wonderful colour contrasts.
Best regards, Paul
siudzi (27757) 2013-10-04 14:07
Wow! What an amazing scene here taken with a fantastic sense of the moment! Absolutely unique and original capture executed during a rain with a perfect quality. Like it a lot! Very well done.
abmdsudi (32505) 2013-10-05 5:36
People too busy these days to enjoy some of the simple things in life, nice to see that some remember to do it. Well captured this is very well taken and epitomises peace and tranquility and the captivating Meji Shrine with rain effect is indeed lovely. My only niggle is that, greenish tinge dont appear natural, imho white colour correction will address this issue, other than that, it' a fine shot. Congrats.
P/s In wshop I did the necessary corrections, see if it's agreeable to you, thank you
mcmtanyel (5249) 2013-10-06 12:44
What a serene photograph with almost magical hues. Did you do anything special with the color?
yquem46 (35368) 2013-10-07 5:04
I like this shot, very moody with this priest standing peacefully and watching the rain fall
A special light that goes with it
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (9532)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-21
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Pentax K10 D, Pentax DA 50-200 f4-5.6 ED
- Exposure: f/4, 1/8 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-02 15:05