Nara - Kasuga Shrine I

The Kasuga Shrine in Nara got one of my favorite places since the atmosphere when walking through the complex is very unique. The shrine is located in the middle of a forest so you do not hear much, except birds singing and the wind blowing through the trees. Combined with the complex's overall style which embeds perfectly in the surroundings, this shrine is a must see!

To enhance the mood in this image, I lowered its saturation. I also applied some tone mapping in order to reveal more details (especially in the old tree's trunk) and thus emphasize the shrine's age, which is about 1300 years.

Image added on Sun, August 23rd 2009, 9:28AM

EXIF Information

Camera Model:   Canon EOS 30D
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F4 APO HSM
Add. Equipment: -
Focal Length: 100mm (x1.6 = 160mm)
Shutter Speed: 1/60s
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO Speed: ISO200
Date & Time: Tue, May 9th 2006, 12:56PM

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