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Okiome and ema; cleansing water and prayer tablets, Meiji-jingu shrine, Tokyo

Another shot from my Meiji-jingu shrine lesson with photography student Lucy last week. We finished shooting the okiome [water trough] and moved into the shrine quadrangle for a little while, shooting some pics of the 'ema', wooden prayer tablets. Both of mine were with the Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai and both shot at f/1.2.

Nikon D300

Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai @ f/1.2

Post-processing using Photoshop and Nik Colour Suite 3:

Cross-process, faded back

Colour channel tweak on the green for the left shot.

Warming and brilliance enhancement for right shot.

Tonal contrast brush on right shot, localised on sharp areas.