Tag Archives: tranquility

On the way down

As I made way back out, I caught a view of the steps downwards towards torii gate and I decided to take a last shot before I leave this awesome place. A visit to Kamishikimi Shrine definitely leaves me a very strong and great memory. It is beautiful, mysterious and peace where not all foreigners like me had visited before. I am very glad to have been there.

Kamishikimi steps down : HDR

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Posted by on November 28, 2016 in Destinations, Japan


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Looking up to the top

At the back of the Kamishikimi Shrine, there is a beaten path up to the top and I saw a faded leading line up and I knew I had to capture a composition like this with trees in the surroundings. This was definitely not an easy climb for me as the soil on the ground was not as firm as it looks like. Please enjoy.

Kamishikimi up to the top : HDR

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Posted by on November 21, 2016 in Destinations, Japan


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Kamishikimi Shrine

With my wide angle lens, 16-35mm f2.8L, I had no worries about taking an up-close composition of the Kamishikimi Shrine and I took a long exposed single RAW shot to merge it into HDR. Surrounded by hundreds in years old trees, this is just so amazing for me. Please enjoy.

Kamishikimi shrine : HDR

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Posted by on November 14, 2016 in Destinations, Japan


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Steps up to Kamishikimi Shrine

As I was almost reaching the top to Kamishikimi shrine, I was treated with a mysterious peek of the shrine and it was a different view for me so I took a break and set up my tripod for another long exposure shot with LITTLE Stopper from LEE filter. Please enjoy.

Kamishikimi steps up : HDR

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Posted by on November 7, 2016 in Destinations, Japan


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Torii gate of Kamishikimi Shrine

I was really happy that in my life, I am able to visit this shrine which has so much tranquility and mystery that is located way off the beaten path and definitely off the chart for tourists in Kumamoto. When I first saw how mysterious and hidden Kamishikimi shrine is, I even contemplated about making a trip there just by commuting by train then by foot. When I was there, I finally see how the shrine was well hidden up the steps into the forest and the area indeed provide a very good sense of peace. I set up my tripod for long exposure around the shrine and will be featured for the next few posts. Do stay tuned and enjoy!

Kamishikimi tori gate : HDR

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Posted by on October 28, 2016 in Destinations, Japan


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Foliage path of tranquility

Sandy trail at night : HDR

While walking through the usual pathway to my water villa, I can’t help but to stop and took a minute to take in the beautiful pathway lined with lights from the lamps. It was in the evening when most of the vacationists have already retired back to their rooms after a hearty dinner in one of the many restaurants around the island leaving the place with tranquility with cool breeze from the sea. Night strollers can also be spotted under the moonlight while they took their time along the beach with the water glittering under the gorgeous full moon.

This picture was taken with long exposure on my tripod with nobody in my frame. Photoshop was used to adjust the exposure balancing of the pathway and the trees.


Posted by on January 10, 2014 in Destinations, Maldives


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