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Main Gate of the Itsukushima Shrine, at Night
Enjoying the View Main Gate of the Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, Japan -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 38mm — 4.5 sec, f/6.3, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Enjoying the View
Main Gate of the Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社、宮島), Miyajima Japan

I mentioned in my post about the Kousuke Atari concert in Miyajima that the shrine (Itsukushima Shrine) had a big, famous gate (as many shrines tend to have, including the one near me).

After the concert, we walked around a bit taking pictures (actually running into the singer at one point, but that's for a different post), and I liked this guy sitting at the edge of the water.

Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 150mm — 1 sec, f/6.3, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos

I didn't have much time before the concert, but snapped this next picture from in front of our hotel just before we walked over.

Miyajima at Dusk -- Miyajima, Hiroshima, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR @ 18mm — 8.5 sec, f/6.3, ISO 200 — map & image datanearby photos
Miyajima at Dusk

The little lines of white dots to either side of the gate are from stone lanterns lining the shore, as seen in the pictures above, and in my earlier bench photo.

Most photos that I post on my blog are just part of telling a story, but some, like this one, are just pretty. Most such shots really need to be seen supersized to fully appreciate.

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Comments so far....

Hi Jeffrey,

You seem to be getting some very good results from the 18-200mm. I’d been thinking about one for a bit – certainly easier to carry around than the 17-55 plus 70-200 – and your pictures are pushing me that much closer to buying one.

— comment by Tony Nelson on October 6th, 2007 at 5:59pm JST (7 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

I’m really jealous because when I went there in 1995 (50th anniversary of atomic bomb), it was low tide: beautiful shrine gate rising from an expansive plain of…mud! Not a pretty picture.

I shot almost a roll of film there, but it was destroyed when I got home. I was walking on the street in Kyoto when an uyoku truck came up behind me unnoticed and suddenly started blasting martial music from the loudspeaker. I dropped my Nikon and the latch broke and the back popped open, exposing the roll that was on the takeup spool.

— comment by nils on October 9th, 2007 at 10:39am JST (7 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink
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