Path Less Traveled

The Fushimi Inari Shrine. Kyoto, Japan.

I’ve been doing a lot of 2010 planning this week so this shot seemed apt for where I am at the moment.

TAGS: [JAPAN]

February 5, 2010 | 36 comments
D700 Japan

EXIF: Aperture: ƒ/5.6 | Exposure bias: -2/6EV | Focal length: 24mm | ISO: 640 | Shutter speed: 1/5s |



36 comments

  • Laszlo on 05.02.2010 @ 13:32

    I remember this shot from your Japan series :) I think this was one of my favorite shots among those.

  • Laszlo on 05.02.2010 @ 13:33

    Oh, and by the way, if you're heading towards Sweden or even Scandinavia, let me know and well hook up for a beer or fifteen! :)

  • John Z on 05.02.2010 @ 13:37

    Excellent shot. I too enjoyed it as part of the series you ran a while back. The feeling of depth along with the crisp colors and tack sharp focus pull together nicely. It would make a perfect post card !

  • Shawn Bierman on 05.02.2010 @ 14:07

    Great subject. Love the color in your images.

  • Shamanah on 05.02.2010 @ 14:08

    loving the orange! real zen like off course it is:-))) nice one mat8! loving it...

  • Bob on 05.02.2010 @ 14:20

    Simply awe-inspiring.

  • Oscar on 05.02.2010 @ 16:03

    nicd compo,no,no, noooo! very nice compo. Congratulations

  • george@minimalistics on 05.02.2010 @ 17:34

    Faisal - you're definitely inspiring me to add Kyoto to my list of places to go to before I pop my clogs! Great lead into a picture that asks lots of questions like...what is it...and where's it going.

    Enjoy your planning...

  • Eugene on 05.02.2010 @ 18:01

    Beautiful golden tones here.

    Did you walk on the "path more traveled" by too?

  • kyungmee on 05.02.2010 @ 18:15

    Wonderful image!! Great curves, colors, and form. It all goes together wonderfully.

  • frankdejol on 05.02.2010 @ 19:31

    Nice warm colors and composition.

  • rian on 05.02.2010 @ 21:21

    love the colors here.. :) nice shot.. :)

  • Luis on 05.02.2010 @ 21:31

    Damn, cool lines and colores...good luck with your planning. Cheers!

  • laanba on 05.02.2010 @ 21:47

    Like everyone else I'm quite taken with the colors and the patterns. What a lovely shot.

  • AirBete on 05.02.2010 @ 23:32

    Cool shot. Impressive colors.

  • John Maslowski on 06.02.2010 @ 02:28

    Excellent perspective and superb framing. Love the long view with amazing details and colors. Great shot!

  • rolero54 on 06.02.2010 @ 10:20

    Excellent perspective and superb framing,great shot!

  • Elaine- on 06.02.2010 @ 15:44

    just beautiful!!! so lavish in every way

  • Otto K. on 06.02.2010 @ 15:50

    I love this shrine. Very cool.

  • jelb on 06.02.2010 @ 15:51

    Bonsoir,
    a nice perspective..A beautiful lightness..bravo!

  • Boris on 06.02.2010 @ 15:52

    Once again a great graphic photo ! Love the colors and the move

  • MARIANA on 06.02.2010 @ 16:52

    Super compo and killer colors :)

  • mike on 06.02.2010 @ 17:43

    Yes I remember this one! Simply Brilliant. If you ever figure out a way to make a living from this, remember to tell me. This as a real quality shot !

  • fabrizio on 07.02.2010 @ 03:25

    interesting simetry and depth,, awesome orange

  • yiannis krikis on 07.02.2010 @ 04:57

    fantastic tunnel and colors

  • Wolfgang on 07.02.2010 @ 05:58

    Great composition and colours.

  • Klaus on 07.02.2010 @ 10:10

    just amazing .. wonderfull orange tones

  • crash on 07.02.2010 @ 21:24

    nice vibrant colors ... thought it was the orange flag show they had in Central Park years ago

  • Pierre on 08.02.2010 @ 01:48

    Bien vu ces répétitions de motifs remplis de couleurs

  • hoi on 08.02.2010 @ 10:40

    This is cool. Where does this lead?

  • Arjan - PlasticDaisy on 08.02.2010 @ 16:36

    What a breath of fresh air this image! So rich in color!

  • Omar on 09.02.2010 @ 02:18

    Awesome perspective. I like the little light spots which are falling in.

  • joshi daniel on 09.02.2010 @ 05:02

    you always use colors brilliantly!

  • Ben on 09.02.2010 @ 11:25

    Again, really rocking the colors. nice work!

  • Bob Towery on 09.02.2010 @ 11:32

    I cannot believe these colors. So rich. The curve is great too. How much fun this must have been for you.

  • Michael Buntag on 21.02.2010 @ 06:11

    Very very cool shot