While visiting the Kinkaku-ji temple in Kyoto this was a view I saw off to the side, possibly an access road for maintanence purposes. The temple was a very popular destination that day with thousands of school kids and tourists everywhere which is why this is one of my favorite photos from my Japan trip. Directly behind me was a huge crowd walking along a busy trail. What a difference 180 degrees makes.
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dragonslayero (3116) 2006-09-29 5:14
How did you get this idea, you should work for National Geographic!
The style of the photo is almost identical with the NG ideas, it has some potential that hasn't been properly exploited but you get the general idea.
Composition is magnificent, the way the path is leading the view is great.
In addition the gate gets some really deserved attention, light around the gate, darkness in the surroundings.
battousai (827) 2006-09-29 13:47
What I like about your photo is a tranquil mood. I've always thought of Japan as of country of tranquility and divine peace. This picture shows this kind of mood very well.
Another thing are colours... When I got to Japan, I was astonished to see the green colour there. EVERYTHING was SO GREEN... In China you don't have green... arghh... you don't have any clean colours at all. Everything is covered in dust and green becomes dirty-green etc. In Japan every colour is so juicy... so clean... giving almost artificial feeling.
Thank you for your photo
- Copyright: Gregory Wagner (fotoguy22) (4566)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-18
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 1D MKII N, Canon 28-105 f/3.5-4.5
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-09-26 14:49
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