A torii is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine.
The presence of a torii at the entrance is usually the simplest way to identify Shinto shrines.
Torii (literally "bird's perch") first appeared in Japan in the 10th century (Heian period) and are traditionally made of stone and wood, but more recent variations are also made of copper, reinforced concrete, stainless steel or other materials. They are either left unpainted or covered in a layer of vermillion. Commonly, a single torii is placed at the entrance of the shrine precinct. In case of multiple torii the first and largest one is called ichi-no-torii, with sometimes so many other torii lined up that they create veritable tunnels or archways, as seen in Kyoto's Fushimi Inari Taisha, where thousands of them are placed in an endless array of gates.
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energypolice (190) 2012-12-15 5:58
Excellent photograph, excellent sharpness, excellent composition, excellent lighting.
dta (59121) 2012-12-15 6:35
Hello May ,
An interesting perspective in this long , long orange tunnel .
perfectly framed and exposed .
saxo042 (35202) 2012-12-15 7:00
Such a fantastic place! This is also a marvellous picture with excellent colours and a fantastic perspective. Beautiful!
Curious_Eye (868) 2012-12-15 7:22
This picture certainly catches the eye! A powerful effect owing to good perspective and rich, contrasting colours. TFS!
Nicou (109742) 2012-12-15 7:50
quelle cpatage et iamge ces personnage dans ce couleir orange grandisoe vue et image avec le noir en fond et ce tapis de pierre, grandisoe.
Bravo et amitié
danos (80288) 2012-12-15 7:56
very nice presentation of this tight scene with the red sides torii,to creates a beautiful and creative effect.The passing by man adds life and interset in the image.
SNOOP_Chan (3749) 2012-12-15 8:09
Hello May, this is quite an unusual photo here. Lovely bright tones. Including the man into the composition is the best idea, otherwise it would have been dull. Very good DOF. Amazing shot!
rbassin (14469) 2012-12-15 8:13
Une très belle photo, le "tunnel" bénéficie d'une belle lumière et de toute une gamme d'orange.
Bonne présence humaine également
Un bon W-E
smash2707 (3284) 2012-12-15 8:22
I've seen pictures of this place before, but I don't recall them including a person. Nice depth and perspective, lovely, colorful repetition. Nice composition with the inclusion of the guy. Have a nice weekend
pajaran (44372) 2012-12-15 11:54
Vrlo interesantan i lep ulaz u hram ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Very interesting and a nice entrance to the temple ...
Good image sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good content and composition, well demonstrated.
All the best.
bukitgolfb301 (33532) 2012-12-16 0:56
Hi dear May
I was quite sure that you went there and would up this shot, May. Wopnderful framework and composition. The curious man is a very good accent. Marvelous red color presentation. Thanks for your sharing and have a good Sunday!
Takero from Tokyo
Nard (6929) 2012-12-16 8:03
Wonderful perspective. I really like it. The global orange tone with a black parts, the grey path and the game between light and shadows.
holmertz (33523) 2012-12-16 12:17
This is a stunningly beautiful view which you have captured very well. The light is excellently handled and the man walking towards us provides life and gives us an idea of the dimensions. Thje composition is well balanced and you have cropped the photo very neatly.
adores (32184) 2012-12-16 18:21
I always like to see this place on photos! It forms a wonderful red and black tunel and I really like the composition with the man walking along it.
Bartleby (13246) 2012-12-18 5:22
cool shot. I like how sharp it is considering you were at f/3.5 and 1/5 sec. You must have hands of steel! One pick though: I think the character is a little too far to have enough impact. I might have waited for him to be a little closer...
krzychu30 (14398) 2012-12-23 1:48
this is really gorgeous!Just love the long perspective created by the long row of these sloops and of course their vivid color making the whole scene so eye-catching!Excellently composed and framed scene.
Cricri (95421) 2012-12-24 6:16
Excellente perspective de ce long tunnel colorée, bonne présence de la personne qui donne un plus a la composition, superbe
Merry Christmas to you and your families
yquem46 (37514) 2012-12-25 8:17
An excellent one with such a long perspective, with a good compo thanks to the man walking and placed at the perfect position
Excellent color contrast too of the red with the gray ground
Merry Xmas and best wishes for 2013
karacabeylis (1465) 2012-12-25 14:08
a great technic and point of view for a perfect perspective.
mirosu (10208) 2012-12-29 23:40
This is a terrific view with perfect simple colors and very good deep depth of field. The walking man is perfectly placed in the frame. Bravo!!
Many thanks for all your comments in 2012, and wish you a happy and successful New Year 2013.
Rafer (14833) 2012-12-31 3:31
Excellent shot...fantastic POV...congratulations May and Happy New Year!!!!!!
Silvio1953 (109341) 2013-01-02 0:43
Ciao May, fascinating composition with fantastic perspective, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year 2013, ciao Silvio
quovadis (924) 2013-02-23 3:16
Hi May !!!
Impressive presentation, colour and artistic wise.
The orange colour of the poles shines in majestic way.
The lonely man completes the frame in a subtle presence. Thanks for sharing !!!
kiks (11743) 2013-03-01 9:23
Strong graffic effect with lovely vivid red. I like the rythem on the image and the inclusion of the human presence gives a good idea of scale.