Fushimi Inari-taisha Details #5

Details, Fushimi Inari-taisha - Kyoto, Japan

Details, Fushimi Inari-taisha – Kyoto, Japan

The roofs, and the structures that support them, can be quite elaborate in shrines, as well as visually stunning, especially with the freshly painted vermilion. I wanted to capture a mix of roof types in this image. Notice the copper cladded roof in the foreground and the thatch like natural material in the background.

Looking closely, I noticed that both roofs have a complex design with curves in multiple dimensions. Notice how the corner of the thatched roof curves up. A lot of complex geometry here and which takes skilled carpenters to execute. These were built about 500 years ago and recently renovated.

Shot at a 58mm equivalent on the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II, with my favorite travel lens, the Olympus 14-150mm f4-5.6.


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2 thoughts on “Fushimi Inari-taisha Details #5

  1. The entire series is brilliant, in more ways than one. The amount of crisp detail coupled with vivid colors compels me to ask: do you feel your use of Capture One in processing has made a significant contribution to that success?

    1. Thank you, Mike.

      Yes, absolutely. Capture One has certainly improved the technical quality of my photographs.

      While there are things I still prefer in Aperture 3, the RAW processing and editing tools in Capture One are considerable.

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