For an explanation of the white paper in the zig-zag pattern, please see yesterday's image.
Wow! Original image. Lovely colours.
8 Apr 2009 5:25am
Très belles couleurs! Bel effet de vent avec ce léger flou!
8 Apr 2009 5:37am
Lovely colors, great shot.
8 Apr 2009 5:47am
This and the previous photograph really give a sense of time elapsing, slowly. The temple is anchored and the papers and the red cloth are gently swaying. It's a fantastic effect. The red is beautifully done and provides continuity with the last image too.
8 Apr 2009 5:53am
8 Apr 2009 7:46am
Very nice. love the texture of the wood.
8 Apr 2009 10:29am
Such wonderul colours, textures and composition. It really draws me in somehow.
8 Apr 2009 11:51am
Love the rich colors and tones and composition. Well seen and captured.
8 Apr 2009 12:12pm
8 Apr 2009 12:56pm
Beautiful composition and colors. Now I know about the paper but the red... robe??? what is it?
8 Apr 2009 4:35pm
@Roman: Thanks for the comment and visit. The red is a bunch of cloth streamers that are attached to a brass bell at the top. To get the god's attention before making your prayer, you need to use those streamers to ring the bell. Once the god's attention is focused, you may make your prayer.
True motion of spirits, the intensity of the red is particularly appealing.
8 Apr 2009 4:43pm
My first thought was of a Cardinal’s robes and how red is symbolic of power and also danger at least in the west. Here one wants to look past it – to push it aside to fully see the interior and also the white object behind it. (which also feels like a representation of a figure.) The spirits move indeed even if one has no understanding of the real significance of these elements. A strong image…
8 Apr 2009 4:49pm
So simple, yet so colorful.
Great result, I really love this image.
8 Apr 2009 4:56pm
the red stands out very nicely here!
8 Apr 2009 5:01pm
Very nice composition and colors
8 Apr 2009 5:15pm
You made a jewel here. The form is just perfect and the meanings are rich, offering many different readings.
8 Apr 2009 5:30pm
So completely beautiful. This image is outstanding!
8 Apr 2009 6:19pm
just enough movement to create magic.
8 Apr 2009 7:54pm
Haha, could your visit conjure up an invisible force? Nice shot.
8 Apr 2009 9:48pm
aptly titled - the sense of movement is very strong here. the red reminds me of robes as well and the sunlight in the background on the left is exquisite. this is just delightful.
9 Apr 2009 1:47am
Beautifully composed! Lovely colors and light.
9 Apr 2009 10:39am
Goodness, talk about melting! It would be the wooden steps that do it for me, straight away - so quietly understated with the even, unintrusive light. Great to see, more obviously, the red taking centrestage but my eye is repeatedly drawn to the fabulous shaft of sunlight to its left.
9 Apr 2009 11:14am
thanks for the explanation... Japanese people are so... practical, of course you need to get god's attention first, why waste time if he's not listening... such a rich culture...
9 Apr 2009 11:31am
I always love your motion blurs! This is no exception.
10 Apr 2009 2:53pm
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