The Yasaka-no-to pagoda at Hokanji temple, was built by Shotoku Taishi. It is believed that he was instructed to do so by a dream vision of the Boddhisattva Nyorin. It was burnt to the ground and rebuilt on several occasions. It was last re-erected in 1440.
I took the shot on a gloomy day so I added the pink of some flowers to give the image some life.
The flowers are crape myrthl blossoms (thank you Mikio for clarifying that).
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limielski (0) 2013-08-19 5:35
Wonderful effect with DOF. Sharpness of the flowers and blurred Pagoda.
It's superb composition.
cjmm (4479) 2013-08-19 8:38
I like very much the idea of the (cherry?) flowers in the foreground, and the blurred pagoda in the bg. It is a good example of how we can produce an interesting image even in bad light situations.
Very well seen and done!
pajaran (66396) 2013-08-19 11:02
Interesantan tekst o starom Hramu, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na cvece i Hram u pozadini.
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
An interesting article on the old temple, with the given data ...
Nice view of the flowers and the Temple in the background.
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
All the best.
kato (11630) 2013-08-19 20:10
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition, a good focus and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see a five‐storied pagota of Hokanji temple and the pink flower of Crape myrtle in summer. The whole is harmonized beautifully.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-08-23 23:26
Hello Razmig - Your clever composition highlights two elements that are associated with Japan; the pink blossom and the pagoda. Good use of DOF and a fine idea to use the blossom to add colour to a grey day. Warm regards rosemary
GiovanniG (3637) 2013-09-18 1:38
Out of so many splendid captures I selected this one. The remarkable shallow focus displays the myrtle splendidly while your point of view makes the pagoda provide a wonderful context which I find exceptional.
Warmest regards and thanks,