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New Year's Day, Yakuoji

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 9 January 2008 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Starting to get my photos sorted out from my New Year holiday. This is at Yakuoji temple in a small town called Hiwasa, in Tokushima prefecture on Shikoku island.

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!

Inés from Namur, Belgium

Très chouette image mêlée d'ombres et de fumée

9 Jan 2008 6:24am

@Inés: Merci Inés!

kairospix from Singapore, Singapore

nice shot - again your signature angle of from the back :)

9 Jan 2008 9:56am

@kairospix: Thanks K!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Very interesting, I would love to see it crop from the man's hand, down (including the light of course)

9 Jan 2008 3:48pm

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine. I wanted to keep most of the image black though... also I think that kind of crop would cause some pixelisation...

Veerendra from Pune, India

wow .. great compose !

9 Jan 2008 5:49pm

@Veerendra: Thanks Veerendra!

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

I like the almost secretive atmosphere here, of the smoke and mix of figures and backlight.

9 Jan 2008 7:58pm

@Richard_Irwin: Thank you Richard.

Wolfgang Prigge from Canada

The atmosphere is well captured, bravo!

9 Jan 2008 8:14pm

@Wolfgang Prigge: Cheers Wolfgang!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Very suggestively captured this scene! But I wonder if your visitors know what this is all about?
We've had spring weather here for a few days, my husband found some ume buds ready to burst and, of course, the daring narcissi are in full bloom! The weather forecast says we're headed for winter starting this weekend.

10 Jan 2008 2:43am

@Japanalia: Aaargh! Thought we'd get away with it this year. Wonder what havoc this will wreak for springtime?

Ale Triskele from Italy

Mistic atmosphere..great capture..!

10 Jan 2008 9:57pm

@Ale Triskele: Thanks Ale!