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Day 78- Itsukushima Shrine

A couple of posts ago I mentioned the Itsuhushima Shrine– a beautiful set of vivid red halls and pathways suspended above the water on stilts, built so ‘commoners’ could see the holy island of Miyajima without sullying it with their unclean feet.

Walking about the shrine, I thought it would be a good idea to take some photos of my fellow tourists- the leading lines and vivid red columns providing a perfect frame. I put my camera on the ground to get a more interesting perspective and snapped a few shots- catching couples hand in hand; fellow photographers and curious onlookers staring into the camera, wondering what I am up to.

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Comments 3

    • winegums December 11, 2011

      Thanks 🙂 I like putting my camera on the ground, makes things a bit more interesting! Plus, people seem to get quite intrigued in what you are doing and you capture a few people staring into the camera.

      • marinachetner December 11, 2011

        I have started doing it too! It gives a really cool dimension to the image – everything seems so large & wide below and tiny up top (when it really is the reverse). I posted a picture from the ground on my post about Wiliamsburg Bridge and I was given a few quizzed looks by passers by! haha Thanks for posting the cool shots!

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