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Partaking of the cleansing waters; Meiji Jingu Shrine, Tokyo

I went back to the shrine after Arlin and I finished our lesson the other day, as the light towards 4pm was awesome. Got a few shots of the okiome again, this time focusing on people who were there using it.

This one came out nice. The light on the structure itself was beautiful but it's hard to control the light on the people, as it is rather dark at their head height. Didn't want to use flash as that is really hard to set up for people who are just randomly coming along. Plus, keeping the ambience of the place is pretty hard with flash in the equation too.

Nikon D300

Nikkor 135mm f/2 DC


  1. Great composition…love the tones as well.

  2. Awesome photos! Really makes me want to go back to Tokyo and have another look around.

    I'm adding this to my blogroll, I want to come back regularly.

  3. nice shot and perspective ginving an unreal feelign. Matches the subject very well.

  4. i love the shallow depth of field, it really freezes the moment

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