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Circles / Shadows

Circles / Shadows
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Copyright: Chris Jules (chrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9631] (55122)
Genre: Lieux
Média: Couleur
Date de prise de vue: 2011-02-05
Catégories: Vie quotidienne
Appareil photographique: Nikon D 90
Exposition: f/4, 1/60 secondes
More Photo Info: [view]
Versions: version originale
Thème(s): Friday Theme Oct 14, 2011 'Circles / Shadows' [view contributor(s)]
Date de soumission: 2011-10-14 0:55
Vue: 1791
Points: 22
[Ligne directrice - Note] Note du photographe
The circle on the Japanese flag is of course symbolic of the rising sun, as Japan is as far east as you can get in Asia. Next stop is Canada. Taken at Kasuga Taisha temple in Nara, about an hour by train from Kyoto.

Of the 3 layers of flags, the one at left in the front is sharply in focus, the one at right is slightly oof, & the one at the back is in shadow. From Wikipedia:

"Kasuga Grand Shrine (春日大社 Kasuga-taisha?) is a Shinto shrine in the city of Nara, in Nara Prefecture, Japan.[1] Established in 768 AD and rebuilt several times over the centuries, it is the shrine of the Fujiwara family. The interior is famous for its many bronze lanterns, as well as the many stone lanterns that lead up the shrine.
The architectural style Kasuga-zukuri takes its name from Kasuga Shrine's honden (sanctuary).
Kasuga Shrine, and the Kasugayama Primeval Forest near it, are registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara".
The path to Kasuga Shrine passes through Deer Park (where tame deer roam free). Over a thousand stone lanterns line the way. The Man'yo Botanical Garden, Nara is adjacent to the shrine."

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Hi Chris,I think I'm seeing spots. Like the subtle shadows instead of the usual obvious ones. Fion

Excellent Chris. Great idea

Hi, Chris. I can see the circles and some shadows. I like the arrangment and the POV of these flags. I do not read Japanese but the red circle is the symbol of Japan. Nice note about the Shinto shrine.Cheers.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-10-14 7:20]


£super compo et iamge de ces rond fantastique image quels beaux drapeux, quelle couleurs, géaniale compo et imagination.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Chris,
Nice presentation of the Friday theme of the cercle of the japanase flag,
excellent details and composition..
well done.

Hi Chris,

A good contribution to the friday's theme, the point of view is showing the details and colors of the japanese flags showned in the composition. the afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


Simply love the picture, Chris!
A very well thought traditional Japanese piece of art, shown from such a wonderful POV which subsequently make a great entry into Friday's theme.
The contrasts are well kept and clarity is nice.
Good work as always!

Have a nice weekend.

Kind regards,

nice image Chris realy sharp colours and details

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2011-10-14 22:26]

Hi Chris,

Nice presentation of the Friday theme of the circles and shadows... the japanase flag focus as described is good...Well done and TFS


Good contribution for Fridays theme. I couldnt find a suitable one :0-)

David (from first stop east after Japan !}

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2011-10-15 23:42]

Hi Chris,
I do like the simplicity and design of Japanese art, and you have captured it well.
Not always easy exposing whites with digital technology.
I wonder whether the image would have been stronger using just one panel of bunting?

Hello Chris

I like the image down memory lane. Nice capture here at the temple.

I spent six years in Japan. Loved every minute of it.


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