Japanese schoolboys trying their luck with the love stone. The idea is to close your eyes & walk from one rock in the bg, to the lucky rock in the fg. If you miss it, your love life is in ruins.
"Jishu-jinja, the love-themed shrine selling countless charms to help you snag the one you love, and featuring two "love stones" positioned around 18m apart which the lovelorn must walk between with eyes closed to confirm their loved one's affection"
Source: This is a link to Wikitravel
Taken at the Kiyomizu Temple (清水寺 Kiyomizudera).
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barrufeto_77 (28876) 2006-09-12 4:45
MAybe it needs a little more sharpness in my opinion.
Anyway, it's lovely daily-life picture!
pablominto (53744) 2006-09-12 4:49
Maybe as well if they miss, they can always come back in 10 years or so!
Nicely framed slice of life in bright colours, pleasant!
imrek (4) 2006-09-12 5:34
very bright street scene, well farmed and compositioon is good...well done!!!
thaprem (2554) 2006-09-12 5:39
I can see how tough it is in this harsh light!...
But how do you manage to bring out the essential details?...
That too in scan?!!
Coming back to the shot, it is a fantastci framing with the stone at the bottom right, grabing the attention inspite of the colourful Boys!...
Gerrit (44779) 2006-09-12 7:37
well captured joy and ceremonial daily life.
jhm (135806) 2006-09-12 8:06
Lovely story, maybe much to late for my!
The yellow and blue colours of the boys make your picture very colored, excellent composition too!
Very well done!
Cormac (26545) 2006-09-12 11:02
I've never heard of or seen this before - what an interesting game. In this shot I like the view of the temple in the background, whcih gives this a nice setting. well done!
nwoehnl (122) 2006-09-12 12:19
Hi Chris. I was at Kiyomizu-dera too, for an early-morning shoot with Jean-Yves (PixelTerror), and I remember this area with the "love stone". Nice photo of the kid who seems a bit young to do the exercise according to its purpose, but still affords a fun photo subject and a nice scene. Nice bright colors, too, considering the not-so-favorable lighting.
Lynette (1615) 2006-09-13 3:16
The yellow and blue colours of the boys make your picture very colourfull. An excellent composition with good framing and pov.
arjun_das (1851) 2006-09-15 5:26
nice colourful shot. very candid too. but i think the pic is little over exposed. still overall it's a good capture. tfs.
mumek (20198) 2006-09-27 20:28
Good evening Chris!
Nice picture and interesting note.Good natural colours and composition. I should know about this game long time ago.Thanks for sharing