A Parting Shot of the Temple

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Daily Photo – A Parting Shot of the Temple

Sometimes while on a little afternoon / evening / night photo adventure, I literally run out of energy at the end.  This is bad news!  I put so much effort into running around, getting all the shots, carrying around all my equipment, fully concentrating, and the like…  at the end, it’s all I can do to get back to home base.  However, this night, as I was leaving this beautiful complex of temples in Kyoto, I stopped to take one look behind me.

I had first passed this place in the afternoon when there was no rain.  During my shoot, rain fell and changed everything.  Of course, the lights were totally different, so I just had to muster up a little more energy for a final shot.  For these sorts, I usually put my tripod on its lowest-leg setting and fire away for maximum reflectivity.

  • Beautiful shot
    Trey, how much stuff do you take along with you on an adventure like this?
    I mean in terms of pounds

  • Awesome. I’ll be there in 2 weeks!

  • Trey – this is great, love the stars and the cloud movement.

  • I know what you mean about feeling dead tired at the end of night shooting. Especially with those long exposure times it can feel like you are waiting forever!

  • casusan

    Wonderful shot – it’s just glowing! Have fun in NZ!!

  • Beautiful parting shot of the temple, Trey, love the colors!! Got the newsletter yesterday, very nice!!! Thanks for ALL you do for us, your loyal fans 😉 . I’m getting close to having 200 photo’s in my “Trey Ratcliff” file on facebook. Pretty soon I’ll have to start number 2, lol. I would have more if I had started doing this when I first added your site to My Yahoo homepage!! But it’s nice that I can go to facebook and look at all the photo’s I’ve posted, and others are enjoying them also. I’m with Susan, have fun in NZ!!

  • How long of an exposure did you use for this shot? Or what kind of shutter time. I’ve been working on trying my hand at HDR, but I havent tried yet in really low light. This is a beautiful shot. I love the colors your images always bring.

  • Beautiful shot. Love the colors. Do you remember what lens you were using? I have been trying to shoot in the rain with the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G AF-S lens but that big bulb of a lens (I love what you can get with it by the way) seems to attract rain drops. Any tips? Thanks, Chad. I have some waterfall shots in the rain and some wildlife shots too. Shooting with a 500mm lens (that I rented from BorrowLenses.com) has a huge hood and there is no problem with rain. http://www.SignatureImagery.com Thanks.

  • Wonderful shot Trey, really great!!

  • Colin

    Hey Trey,

    Is that a filter in Topaz or something that you use to get those linear streaks in the sky?

  • Brad

    Yeah how do you get the streaks in there? This is nice

  • he uses the oneone software plugin, there is a filter in there have a look at his review

  • Thanks all!

    Kelly – as you may know – there are many exposires – the longest here was 30 secs

    Chad – this was a 14-24 lens — the drops are a prob ! shooting at a wide apert will help!

    Colin – that is something else – hard to explain – a combination of the clouds and the de-noising technique

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