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Lanterns of Kasuga Taisha, Nara

Posted by
Hoshisato (Dippach, Luxembourg) on 8 October 2008 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

On the way back from Kasuga Taisha I came across two more stone lanterns that were backlit by the setting sun. I had taken many photos that day and I was about to walk by this chance as it seemed impossible to catch the feeling of the moment on photo, but I decided to take it anyway.

PENTAX *ist DS 1/30 second F/6.7 ISO 400 45 mm

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Baz from Teglia, United Kingdom

I like the atmosphere, well done!

8 Oct 2008 10:34am

Stovepipe from Ames, Iowa, United States

Lovely composition, and it's nice that you still got lots of detail with that backlighting.

8 Oct 2008 1:32pm

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Well.... this was really worth the shot. Really good!

8 Oct 2008 5:17pm

@Mirko Herzner: Thanks everybody, I got a bit lucky as I usually never succeed with this kinds of shots :-)

Emily Ng from Adelaide, Australia

thanks for bothering to capture this, so we can get a hint of what u felt. that beam of light is really pretty.. good job!

this is really a very dreamy place... no wonder the japanese can come up with such beauty/fantasy/imagination in movies/anime

8 Oct 2008 6:25pm

TahWee from Adelaide, Australia

this is such a nice shot!
i usually can't get any details from the background with that back-light.

9 Oct 2008 2:35am

@TahWee: Indeed, I think what helped me a lot was the fact that it was sometime December and the light was really soft. The fact that I too have seen so many of my photos, under similar circumstances, come out very disappointingly was the reason I almost didn't want to give it a try. Now I'm glad I did :-)

PENTAX *ist DS
1/30 second
F/6.7
ISO 400
45 mm

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