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Old Jul 12, 2010, 11:46 AM   #1
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The Byodo In Temple, located outside Kaneohe, is one of Oahu's most visited spots outside the Honolulu/Waikiki area. A reconstruction of a thousand year old temple in Japan, the temple sits at the foot of the Ko'olau Mountains.

I used the Pentax 10-17 fisheye to highlight the path to the temple in the first and to get a better feel for the interior in the second.





Some other shots of the temple and its grounds.....






Lenses used for last four included Pentax 18-55mm WR kit lens, Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8, and Tamron 70-300. I don't remember which I used in which situation, so those were the ones I had in my bag.

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Nicely captured Paul. The compositions are very nice and lighting looks very natural.Can't tell that #1 was taken with the FE? I was amazed that at 17mm how it functions as a regular wide angled lens. I need to get over to Hawaii sometime!
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Nicely captured Paul. The compositions are very nice and lighting looks very natural.Can't tell that #1 was taken with the FE? I was amazed that at 17mm how it functions as a regular wide angled lens. I need to get over to Hawaii sometime!
Actually #1 was taken wide open at the full 10mm. I composed to use the distortion on the path making it look far longer than it is and to minimize distortion on the temple itself, which I moved to the right.

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Old Jul 12, 2010, 1:44 PM   #4
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Looks like a wonderful place to visit and here are some great shots showing us that ! I actually think #1 would be brilliant if it was taken closer and the path not shown. What is going on with the smoke on the right ?

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Old Jul 12, 2010, 3:54 PM   #5
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Excellent photos, Paul!
I never would have thought the first one was taken at 10mm, Nice job.
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Really fine series - great use of the 10mm in #1, all very interesting views. Something about the simplicity & texture of #4 (mossy statue) is especially appealing.
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Cool temple and series

why has it to be so far away
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Paul, the first shot is a wow! I like the whole series. Hope you are all feeling better.

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Great images, Paul. The 10-17mm is certainly a great lens. What camera model is your Pentax?
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Lovely shots, looks like a beautiful, peaceful location. Glad you are able to get out at least a little bit.
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