One of the crowning jewels of Kyoto is Kinkaku-Ji, a golden temple. I had avoided seeing a picture, leaving it a surprise as I followed the hoards of tourists through the trees and gardens carving a path towards it. Peering round a corner, it emerges from nowhere- a majestic golden shrine glinting and gleaming in the sun. One of those things that strikes you silent aside from an “aww”, and captivates you to just stand and look. It’s hard to photograph, because it’s been taken so many times before, but I thought it might look good in HDR (high dynamic range). Three exposures blurred together- to get closer to real life and accentuate the golds reflecting in the water.
thebigbookofdating November 1, 2011
Wonderful photo, what a lovely place
winegums November 4, 2011
Thanks! It’s pretty spectacular!
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In Search of Perfect June 13, 2012
Beautiful photo, HDR did it justice! 🙂
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