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Sightseeing at Kiyomizu Dera 6

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!

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

Great combination of the hoardes and the city view in the background. Those rays of sunlight are wonderful.

22 Oct 2008 5:46am

@Stu: Thanks Stu!

timothy from Tokyo, Japan

great image. really like the filtered sunlight through the incense smoke

22 Oct 2008 5:47am

@timothy: Cheers timothy!

KIJI from valenciennes, France

Very beautiful N&B!
The crowd, the shape of the shrine, the ligth and the buildings make a very nice compo

22 Oct 2008 9:09am

@KIJI: Thanks KIJI!

Chris from Melbourne, Australia

Really like the rising steam and your choice of b&w pp. After looking at this image for a while I also found the lady at the centre of the frame surrounded by the crowd brings a new dynamic to the scene - almost as if she's rising above the crowd.

22 Oct 2008 12:08pm

@Chris: I see what you mean; there's some slight illusion from the shadow of the guy next to her. Cheers Chris!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Well done, although you know it almost has this sinister feel to it , impressive !

22 Oct 2008 12:17pm

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine!

Hikari from Kumamoto, Japan

Fantastic !! , no need more words...

22 Oct 2008 1:31pm

@Hikari: Thanks Hikari!

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Certainly a very well known place, there is so much people... don't no if it's easy to feel the spirituality of this temple in these conditions.... :-)

22 Oct 2008 1:39pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Thanks Evelyne... I don't know about how people worship...!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Your image captures the busy feel of this famous place very well. When I was there, school kids were everywhere.

22 Oct 2008 2:40pm

@Steve Rice: Yes a very popular place for school kids to visit. Thanks Steve.

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

The B+W adds a lot to this busy shot.Nice work.

22 Oct 2008 3:04pm

@Anthony Lambert: Cheers Anthony!

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Beautiful b/w! love the light and the framing.

22 Oct 2008 3:59pm

@Giovanni: Thanks Giovanni!

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

Wow, look at the lighting coming through the cloud, as if the temple-goers are being blessed. Great shot Daryl.

22 Oct 2008 4:31pm

@Howard F.: Thank you Howard!

ceanothe from France

Un grand mouvement, un superbe cliché, félicitations !

22 Oct 2008 4:52pm

@ceanothe: Merci ceanothe!

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

In BW it becomes a more serious affair. Very nice.

22 Oct 2008 7:07pm

@Observing: Cheers Mike!

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

gorgeous -- is something burning though? a faaabulous shot w/ amazing tonality!!

22 Oct 2008 10:46pm

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks dj. Yes, there is incense burning...

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Very good BW picture showing the atmosphere of that temple when there are so many people.

23 Oct 2008 12:23am

@akarui: Cheers Olivier!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

What a crowd.

23 Oct 2008 10:48pm

@Twelvebit: It's one of the most famous and popular tourist spots in Kyoto.