When visiting the Meiji-jingu (shrine) in Shibuya, Tokyo we were lucky to witness part of a Shinto wedding ceremony. At first we couldn't believe our luck, until we realized the ceremonies were carried out one after another on that day. Procession, commemorative photo, next procession, next photo, and so on...
The event felt really strange for me as processions in my culture are connected with funerals rather than weddings. But that is the joy of travel - learning about different cultures.
Out of several shots taken on the occasion I chose to show this one because, in my opinion, having people along the diagonal makes the composition somewhat dynamic. Retaining details and getting all the shades of white right was the tricky part...
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kato (11630) 2012-06-05 20:50
You're capturing well this Shintou wedding ceremony by a good comosition with diagonal line. They are marching through the shrine precincts of a temple by the meek countenance. In monochrome clothes, a shrine maiden's red hakama is conspicuous.
Have a nice week.