Lanterns at Kasuga Taisha in Nara Park. One of several different styles. From Wikitravel:
"Kasuga Taisha (春日大社), 春日野町１６０, ☎ +81 0742-22-7788, . Worth a visit for the beautiful approach, through the Kasuga-yama Primeval Forest (see below), more than the temple itself. What Kyoto's Fushimi Inari Taisha is for torii, Kasuga Taisha is for stone lanterns. Notice the giant rack of sake barrels near the front gate and the fountain-statue of a giant buck. The temple is occasionally closed for services, but a walk around the outside is likely to be no less rewarding. Grounds free, inside of shrine ¥500, treasure hall ¥400. "
I've already uploaded a shot of the stone lanterns.
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Budapestman (82620) 2012-05-04 1:19
a beautiful photo from this place, I like the composition and the attractive details, great colours and lights, superb shot, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
Royaldevon (26767) 2012-05-04 1:29
Quite an unusual shot for you, I think, but no less interesting. I like the close up of the lanterns showing the gilding and the decoration, and the angled approach makes a natural lead. Gold and red always give the impression of graneur.
It wouls be interesting to get a scale comparison as they appear quite large.
Have a good day,
dkmurphys (46940) 2012-05-04 1:32
Nice detail with those interesting traditional lanterns. I like the colors, well seen!
Enjoy the weekend.
Nicou (117196) 2012-05-04 2:27
fantastique cpatage et compo sueprbe vue quelle doroure sur ces lampes avec le poteau roiuge superbe cpatage et très beau détail.
Bravo et amitié
timecapturer (45587) 2012-05-04 3:18
a beautifully detailed and delightful composition. The combination of colours and elements here make this work so attractively as does the subtle light on the golden lanterns. An elegant and graceful presentation.
Have an enjoyable weekend - warm wishes - Brian.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-05-04 3:25
Avery beautiful and interesting image. Lovely lanterns captured diagonally with lots of details. Beautiful colors and high quality picture. The note is very interesting.
pierrefonds (55210) 2012-05-04 4:56
The subject is well framed. The point of view is allowing me to distinguish the details and colors of the lanterns. It is clear and sharp. The afternoon light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
macondo (18551) 2012-05-04 5:16
I must admit, at first I thought these lanterns were standing on the stone floor; but then something seemed not quite right! A beautiful array which combines well with the red tones. I agree with Bev, it's not a characteristic sort of shot for you, but it works very well, and even the thumbnail fixes the gaze.
Miguel82 (20850) 2012-05-04 8:54
Nice colors and excellent sharpness
sacimar (25975) 2012-05-04 10:34
interesting lanterns you present today, I like them, details are very good, I like the contrast between the dark and light ones, well seen,
Have a good weekend,
ifege (10195) 2012-05-04 14:42
Hi Chris - well taken with a good POV and great colour. They looklike they would swing and rattle if their is a breeze.
jhm (135732) 2012-05-05 0:41
All these lanterns are artworks, I think all handicraft made.
I like here the gold color amazing.
This gives depth and perspective.
Sharpness and clarity are pleasant.
very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Cricri (101805) 2012-05-05 3:58
Bon détails de ces lanternes typiques et dorées, bonne lumière et couleurs, intéressante note et image
emka (73729) 2012-05-05 23:39
Hi Chris, I know this temple with its all lanterns, stone and golden. One of the most interesting in Nara. Nicely composed shot.