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Entrance, Chion-In Temple, Kyoto

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 23 March 2007 in Architecture and Portfolio.

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

Tkf15h from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Oooo, another framed shot... I'm gonna have to try one of these, if only I had such cool places to take photos of.
I get the feeling that space is wasted with the top as it's big and dark. Were you hoping on getting the wood grain rather than a shadow?
Either way, it's a beautiful shot.

Tkf15h (or Tk / Tkf for short)

23 Mar 2007 5:29am

@Tkf15h: Hey Tk. Thanks for the visit. No, I wanted solid black - I liked the 2 'windows' of colour and thought it was an interesting arrangement. Also, I wanted the darkness to have a heavy feeling contrasting with the brightness beyond.

Martine Lapointe from Québec, Canada

Wow! The serenity is in this picture!

23 Mar 2007 12:23pm

@Martine Lapointe: Merci Martine!

Lucca from Cologne, Germany

You seem to have very beautiful places in Kyoto! Love the contrast between the delicate trees and the entrance of the building.

23 Mar 2007 6:06pm

@Lucca: Thanks Lucca. It's very impressive looking through that gate to the greenery beyond.

seventhray from Wayland, United States

This is really cool such a beautiful place! Nice work!

23 Mar 2007 9:36pm

@seventhray: Thank you seventhray!

frank from amadora, Portugal

It looks so peacefull and quiet, levely shot.

24 Mar 2007 12:41am

@frank: A very peaceful place. Thank you frank!

Daniel from United States

Fantastic image. Buddhist temples make such wonderful subjects. Love the symmetry.

24 Mar 2007 2:50am

@Daniel: Thank you Daniel!

Art Monkey from Salt Spring Island, Canada

breaks all the rules of perspective - but it really really works - great shot!

24 Mar 2007 4:09am

@Art Monkey: Cheers Art Monkey!

Mike Cash from Kiryu, Japan

I'm at a loss for words on this one....which is probably how one is supposed to be when presented with a great image.

25 Mar 2007 12:37pm

@Mike Cash: You're very kind Mike!

Vahid from Bø, Norway

Such a huge entrance! Nice contrast!

26 Mar 2007 6:18pm

@Vahid: Thank you Vahid.

Pedro Ferreira from Portugal

Beatifull and peacefull entrance, well captured.

26 Mar 2007 7:54pm

@Pedro Ferreira: Cheers Pedro!