THE THOUSAND GATES

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    This has got to be one of the most unusual temple in Japan! This is Fushimi Inari Tai-sha. It is one of many temple that house thousands of Tori Gates, each of which are donated by a Japanese business. The Kanji characters on the right tells you when they are built, and the Kanji on the left tells you whom they are from. Walking through this temple at night is scary yet exciting! Luckily, I came here with my friend. At one point, I thought I’d lost him so I turned around to make sure he is still there; that’s when I set up and took this shot!

    Keith Gooderham, kumpei, scjc28, and 5 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Tattoo Al 40 months ago | reply

      Great lighting !!!!

    2. Neil Kremer 40 months ago | reply

      love everything about it. The comp, the color, the subject, just awesome.

    3. Keith Gooderham 40 months ago | reply

      Thank you so much for posting this image large - viewed large on black it is stunning and what an inteligent use of HDR!

    4. James Chan "JC Inspiration" 40 months ago | reply

      Thank you Tattoo, Neil, and Keith! I tried to keep this HDR as dramatic as it was naturally. I am very happy that you liked it :)

    5. yopinori 40 months ago | reply

      Great composition and nice lights !!

    6. Velocity of Sound 40 months ago | reply

      This is a popular place to photograph, it seems, as I've seen many takes on it posted to Flickr. Yours is the first where I've seen sunlight streaming through. It's a nice match for the trees that are visible along the right - you set this up really nicely. Very nice use of HDR to cover the range, as always.

    7. James Chan "JC Inspiration" 40 months ago | reply

      Thanks yopinori and David! I was here at night with my friend. Exploring the shrine was really fun! I got this shot when I was looking back to see if my friend was still behind me (It was really dark, I remember we had to catch the last train back to Kyoto).

    8. russ david 40 months ago | reply

      amazing place, wonderful photo!!

    9. scjc28 40 months ago | reply

      superb, is this HDR?

    10. James Chan "JC Inspiration" 40 months ago | reply

      Thanks Russ and Scjc28!

      Scjc28 - Yes, this is HDR hehe :)

    11. INKED99 39 months ago | reply

      Awesome VP!

    12. Giuseppe Cammino 39 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot! WOW

    13. MLR79 39 months ago | reply

      Sweet gotta go south I see!!!

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