Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Miyajima (1)

Just returned a few hours ago from the trip I mentioned a couple of posts ago. I'm only going to do a quick pic-post this evening because I'm tired and have some beer to drink and am still officially on holiday tomorrow (although I will probably have to go in to work for a bit tomorrow afternoon).

We arrived on Miyajima late Sunday afternoon. This place has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and with good reason. It was my second time here, but the first since I've started taking pictures. I quickly became obsessed with it and couldn't stop snapping.

In late afternoon the sun is shining almost directly into your camera from just about any angle (the tides don't help much). I'll post some pics later, but they'll probably be mostly black and whites. At night, well, shots at night are always a roll of the dice for those of us who don't have pro-gear. I got a few that might be OK. You'll see those later.

For the shot below I got up at about 6 a.m. (our hotel was about a 10 minute walk away). There will be more of these coming as well. Anyway, for now, I kinda liked this one:


  1. Beautiful shot. I look forward to the rest of them. Welcome home!

  2. Thanks Glenn. Seriously, I was mesmerized by this place. Every angle, every shade of light... And that object... I think this must be the Japanese equivalent of the great cathedrals in Europe. You don't need to be religious (and you don't need no explainin') to see there's some serious shit goin' down here...

  3. Whoah...have been looking at some photos of Iceland recently (by another blogger), I would compare this one to those spaces in mystery/grandeur.