Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

Yasaka Pagoda 2/2 - 17:17

Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 5 December 2010 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

A brief two-parter feauturing one of my favourite subjects under different lighting conditions.

Canon EOS 50D 10 second F/16.0 ISO 100 80 mm

Planning a trip to Kyoto? See the best of what Kyoto has to offer on one of my private photography workshops: Classic Kyoto Photography

My spotlight images.

Akihiro from Kyoto, Japan

Best place and best time , I love this . nice shot !

5 Dec 2010 7:40am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Another cool shot of this unique to Japan architecture

5 Dec 2010 9:11am

Florence from Paris, France

Wonderful sky and gorgeous silhouette.

5 Dec 2010 10:56am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Though this is also an excellent shot, I personally think yesterday's version was better. Only because the illuminated tower in the lower left on this version draws the eye more than the pagoda and challenges the historic atmosphere of the scene.

5 Dec 2010 1:52pm

@Ian Smith: Thx for the feedback, Ian. I was hoping for honest opinions like that. I share your view that the floodlit tower is an eye-sore, but I sooo love the way it contrasts with the pagoda. I can't resist coming up to this place, even though I've already caught a multitude of shots from here. I always hope for the right sunset so I can catch the best view. In this case, the modern Kyoto Tower only serves to emphasize how glorious the juxtaposed and silhouetted pagoda is.

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

The kyoto tower is much more visible in this shot. This shot reminds me, in a good way, of the Lonely Planet Kyoto City Guide comment on the tower. To paraphrase, the Kyoto Tower is the eyesore of Kyoto's skyline.

5 Dec 2010 4:07pm

Daryl Johnson from New Malden, United Kingdom

Ahh what a sky... the Kyoto Tower, well it is what it is hey? But it is a key part of the Kyoto skyline, for better or worse...

5 Dec 2010 5:42pm

Laurent from not far from Lyon, France

same beautiful silhouette and another gorgeous dusk light

5 Dec 2010 9:41pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Love the muted pastel colors of the background.

6 Dec 2010 12:36am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Tower or no Tower, this is gorgeous! That pagoda is wonderful.

6 Dec 2010 3:24am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

This is beautiful, too.

7 Dec 2010 1:05pm