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Old Sep 22, 2005, 8:24 AM   #1
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I haven't posted in this forum in a long time and thought I should make a contribution. This was recently taken from the Meiji Temple in Tokyo. Visitors would make a donation, select a prayer and wrap their prayers on these racks.





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Old Sep 23, 2005, 2:33 PM   #2
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its a good compostion.. but the hot spots are a lilttle distracting.. i doubt there was much to be done with it as it appears you had some very strong sidelighting..
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I haven't posted in this forum in a long time and thought I should make a contribution. This was recently taken from the Meiji Temple in Tokyo. Visitors would make a donation, select a prayer and wrap their prayers on these racks.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/imagine/Paper_Prayers

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Just a couple of quibbles; the Meiji Jingu is traditionally rendered as the Meiji Shrine; by convention, the word "temple" is reserved for Buddhist facilities. Also these are not prayers, but fortunes. People pay 100 yen and pick a fortune (various means of drawing lots are used), and after reading the fortune, they tie it to tree limbs (frowned upon), or other places around the shrine.
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Old Sep 25, 2005, 12:15 PM   #4
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Norm in Fujino wrote:
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I haven't posted in this forum in a long time and thought I should make a contribution. This was recently taken from the Meiji Temple in Tokyo. Visitors would make a donation, select a prayer and wrap their prayers on these racks.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/imagine/Paper_Prayers

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Just a couple of quibbles; the Meiji Jingu is traditionally rendered as the Meiji Shrine; by convention, the word "temple" is reserved for Buddhist facilities. Also these are not prayers, but fortunes. People pay 100 yen and pick a fortune (various means of drawing lots are used), and after reading the fortune, they tie it to tree limbs (frowned upon), or other places around the shrine
Many thanks for clarifying, Norm. I appreciate your edification.

http://gallery.leica-users.org/imagine/Paper_Fortune

(Note: the link has been replaced with one to a photo which doesn't have the bit of sun relection off the steel rack which, I felt, tainted the original picture somewhat.)

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its a good compostion.. but the hot spots are a lilttle distracting.. i doubt there was much to be done with it as it appears you had some very strong sidelighting..
I was bothered by the flare as well. I logged in preparing to make a replacement when I saw your post. Glad to see we are in agreement.

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Old Sep 25, 2005, 8:01 PM   #6
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i like the new shot alot.. the selective focusing and the nice and colorful background work well for this type of shot..

my only quibble is that the paper is almost dead center in the frame, i would have preferred it on a 1/3 line, prefferably the closest (left).. but still, its a good shot..
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