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Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 4 February 2013 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

Sun rays stream through the smoke of a bonfire in a temple in Kyoto.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II 1/160 second F/6.3 ISO 100 67 mm

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Helodie from AVRANCHES, France

Magic light !

4 Feb 2013 5:46am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Nice image.

4 Feb 2013 7:47am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Wonderful Stu! best…jf

4 Feb 2013 11:20am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

What a fantastic atmosphere you have created, I think mono was certainly the right choice.

4 Feb 2013 12:44pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Powerful photo! Well done.

4 Feb 2013 1:40pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Fantastic light!

4 Feb 2013 9:30pm

BlindPoet from Whangarei, New Zealand

awesome light.well seen.

5 Feb 2013 12:23am

L'angevine from Angers, France

oh que j'adore l'ambiance

5 Feb 2013 8:37am

Basile Pesso from Paris, France

Splendid rays and B and W !
Spotlightable !

5 Feb 2013 8:22pm

Basile Pesso from Paris, France

Yes, congrats !

5 Feb 2013 9:18pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendide lumière. Félicitations pour le Spotlight.

5 Feb 2013 9:28pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

5 Feb 2013 9:32pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Congratulations on your spotlight!!! This is wonderful!

5 Feb 2013 9:39pm

Damien from Plérin, France

One more reason to fly to Kyoto, one day. Fantastic photo.

5 Feb 2013 9:56pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

Congratulations bravo*****

5 Feb 2013 10:15pm

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

Congratulation on the Spotlight, Stu !

5 Feb 2013 10:21pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Very lovely light seen here. Wonderful. Congratulations on the Spotlight.

5 Feb 2013 10:28pm

eligreg from Madrid, Spain

Excellent shadowy effect! Congratulations on a well deserve spot!

5 Feb 2013 10:52pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Very artistic!
Congratulations for the Spotlight.

6 Feb 2013 12:11am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

6 Feb 2013 1:02am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

congratulations. very nicely done

6 Feb 2013 1:20am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Awesome shot and a very well selected Spotlight. Congrats !

6 Feb 2013 5:43am

Valérie Simonnet from paris, France

Superbe et bravo. Congrats

6 Feb 2013 6:33am

Learning Soul from Bangalore, India

Dreamy enlightenment ! Congratulations on this wonder photo!

6 Feb 2013 6:49am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations on the spotlight

6 Feb 2013 7:54am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

Bravo STU, an imaginative processing there***

6 Feb 2013 8:35am

CLODO from PESSAC, France

hi Stu, superb play with the sunrays and the mist!

6 Feb 2013 9:43am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Superb.. Congratulations on your Spotlight

6 Feb 2013 10:20am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Beautiful work of restitution of light!

6 Feb 2013 1:54pm

Shahrzad.Arhamypour from shiraz - tehran, Iran

Thanks for registering this dream space

6 Feb 2013 1:56pm

Tony from United Kingdom

Really nice composition. The balance is great. Love the sun rays beaming across..Very striking composition that holds your attention and makes you want to look around

6 Feb 2013 4:35pm

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Superb ; light & framing ! Congrats !

6 Feb 2013 4:41pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

6 Feb 2013 7:32pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Congratulations on this Spotlight!

6 Feb 2013 8:52pm

ideapad from Kermanshah, Iran

Japan is my second country!

7 Feb 2013 10:46am

Monik from PARIS, France

Magnifique!!! Félicitations pour le spotlight!

7 Feb 2013 1:13pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent! Congratulations on your Spotlight!

7 Feb 2013 6:08pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


8 Feb 2013 8:20am

Maria from California, United States

this is very nice, light and everything, congratulations

9 Feb 2013 8:51pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe lumière !

14 Feb 2013 9:19pm

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

beautiful streaks of sunlight, wonderful picture tone & visual atmosphere .....Congratz. on the Spotlight!

1 Mar 2013 8:30am

k@ from Paris, France

A masterpiece, indeed !

3 Jan 2014 12:28pm

@k@: Thank you , dear k@!

Beppe Karlsson from Lagan, Sweden


5 Jan 2014 3:36pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great shot ! Why did I miss it ?

8 Jan 2014 9:13am

@Hiro: Thx for checking it out Hiro.

JCJ from Troyes, France

I missed it too, glad to see this beauty

4 Jun 2014 11:40am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Absolutely stunning.

11 Mar 2016 11:32am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

cool light

2 Oct 2018 12:48pm

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