1000 Red Gates

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    Daily Photo - 1,000 Red Gates
    What a wonderful and unique place on earth this is! In Kyoto, Japan, there resides the unique shrine of Fushimi Inari. It consists of thousands of red gates that wind up and down the mountain. I walked through it deep into the night.... I was the only one around and it was downright eerie. Every now and then, the gates would stop and there would be a mini-shrine off to one side or a graveyard to another. Both of these added to the creep factor.

    I had a serious worry about an hour into the hike through these gates -- what if they turn off the lights? I had no flashlight! I considered my two options -- I could strobe my SB-800 to find my way out, which would be a totally surreal experience through these gates. Or, I could do what one of my Israeli hiker friends did in Argentina, use the back of my camera display for light (he actually used his to set up his tent)!

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    1. Raymond Larose -> raylarose.com [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

      Gotta love the reds!

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    4. Kartik J 51 months ago | reply

      Beautiful red colored pillars, well composed.

    5. bevcraigwhite 51 months ago | reply

      a new place for me... never heard of this before !!!
      beautiful !!!
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    6. ramllep 51 months ago | reply

      Great image! The lighting is fantastic.

    7. Lash in Virginia 51 months ago | reply

      I like the way you brought out the reds.

    8. drburtoni 51 months ago | reply

      get the app "flashlight" for your iphone ipod...acts as an actual flaslight (not a real bright one) in an emergency. nice shot and processing. great spot.

    9. Www.CourtneyCarmody.com/ 51 months ago | reply

      I love this, alot!
      Great shot (:

    10. susan_r4 51 months ago | reply

      Super shot - interesting looking place Trey - love the reds!!

    11. Dave Berryman 51 months ago | reply

      Very eye catching

    12. Pachelbel Canon 51 months ago | reply

      Really cool and dramatic!

    13. riotonempty 51 months ago | reply

      Hey, I've been there. Nice lighting

    14. HoneyJar 51 months ago | reply

      great picture: I belive these pillars are called "Torii"
      I guess this one is not one of your great HDRs but rather just a tripod shot :-)

      p.s.: that red is damned elusive and you got it perfect: compliments!

    15. Photograsurf 51 months ago | reply

      Beautiful perspective and light.

    16. Miguel Herrera 51 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot, great lighting
      Great colours!

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    17. SF Brit 51 months ago | reply

      Nice...I love this place too. Did you eat the grilled sparrow at the exit?

    18. applewei 51 months ago | reply

      great capture!

    19. Wind LaSS 50 months ago | reply

      Have always wanted to pay Kyoto a visit! BeautifuL richness in this image!

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