Fumie and I just got back from an overnight trip to Miyajima (宮島, an island near Hiroshima), having seen pop singer Kousuke Atari (中孝介) in concert last night on the grounds of the famous Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社).
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 18mm — 4.4 sec, f/4.5, ISO 200 — map & image data — nearby photos
after the concert
I say “on the grounds” figuratively, since the entire shine — first built about 1,400 years ago, but having taken its present shape only 840 years ago — is on piers over the water. Well, at least while the tide is in. The concert was held in the open, just on the other side of the center buildings in the picture above.
After the concert, we walked around and I took some pictures. Fumie got used to waiting for the long exposures. (The shot below was a 10-second exposure.)
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 18mm — 10 sec, f/4.5, ISO 200 — map & image data — nearby photos
It was a 5-hour drive back, and we're a bit tired, but it was a wonderful trip about which I'll write more later.... (here)