Torii gate by gnohz
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Torii gate

by gnohz in Photography

One of the first images from the earlier days of my photography. This was taken back in 2008 in Japan after getting my first entry-level dSLR. Looking back from now, I felt it was not as well taken and could be improved in so many ways...

I thought the human silhouettes at the base of the gate gave it a sense of scale and also created an interesting effect.

Gives me an urge to want to visit each prefecture once more...

-Finalist in the Celebration Asia! category in the Travel Without Borders photography competition organised by award-winning travel magazine Asian Geographic Passport-

Featured in Daily Inspiration #298: http://shadowness.com/dailyinspiration/forum/daily-inspiration-298
Featured in Daily Inspiration #309: http://shadowness.com/dailyinspiration/forum/daily-inspiration-309

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  • rldjhn

    rldjhn

    beautiful

    Jun 24th, 2012 Reply
  • fariddean

    fariddean

    can i download for my screen wallpaper ?

    Jan 17th, 2012 Reply
    • gnohz

      gnohz

      Yes you may use for your desktop wallpaper, but please use it as it is and do not make any changes (crop, manipulation etc) to the photo. Thank you! :)

      Jan 17th, 2012 Reply
    • fariddean

      fariddean

      okay bro :) thanks for it . btw , who ur's inspiration ?

      Jan 17th, 2012 Reply
    • gnohz

      gnohz

      You mean inspiration for photography? It can come from many places, magazines I happen to come across, songs from my favourite band, Japanese photographers and local photographers. It does not have to be landscape photos or landscape photographers, but all of them contribute some inspiration. What about yours?

      Jan 19th, 2012 Reply
    • fariddean

      fariddean

      owh . it look good for me , with ur experience , it can be my guide for future . hehe . im just looking for DAVE HILL PHOTOGRAPHY , JAMES QUANTZ JR PHOTOGRAPHY , and for local photographer [Malaysia] , i always pleasure to be like KUKUBESI , SAIFUL NANG , CHENTA BHUTA , JAMIE KONCEPT . they'll is my inspiration . want to be their level i think it will take long~ time for me . hehe

      Jan 19th, 2012 Reply
    • gnohz

      gnohz

      Wow I see you have quite a lot of inspiration too! ^^ But practice makes perfect!
      I hope I can inspire someone too in the future! :)

      Jan 19th, 2012 Reply
  • Kuji

    Kuji

    congratulation! ♥

    Jan 9th, 2012 Reply
  • Litavis

    Litavis

    Congratulation!

    Your art is very inspirational to all of us artists and at Shadowness we like to thank our amazing artists for all they do, to show our appreciation for you, your artwork has been featured in todays Daily Inspiration #309

    http://shadowness.com/dailyinspiration/forum/daily-inspiration-309

    Jan 9th, 2012 Reply Shadowness Staff
    • gnohz

      gnohz

      Hi Litavis! Thank you very much for the feature! I really appreciate it very much!! Thank you

      Jan 9th, 2012 Reply
  • doux-amer

    doux-amer

    No words, only !
    Patrick

    Jan 9th, 2012 Reply
    • gnohz

      gnohz

      Thank you for stopping by Patrick! Greatly appreciated!

      Jan 9th, 2012 Reply
  • thefreshdoodle

    thefreshdoodle

    congrats on the daily feature!

    Jan 9th, 2012 Reply
  • JoseMelim

    JoseMelim

    Great scenery and wonderful light and warm color tones. I love it.

    Jan 9th, 2012 Reply
    • gnohz

      gnohz

      Hi Jose! Thank you for your kind comment! Really glad you like it :)

      Jan 9th, 2012 Reply
  • renoboratorium

    renoboratorium

    very good scenery

    Jan 9th, 2012 Reply
  • HillbillyDeluxe

    HillbillyDeluxe

    Congratulations, gnohz!

    On behalf of my fellow gallery moderators, I am happy to share the news that your beautiful creation was selected for the Daily Feature Award and is now in rotation on the front page of Shadowness!

    This piece can be seen under the "star" menu at the top of every page, and it will also be featured in the next issue of "Daily Inspirations"! fb.com/shadowness

    Jan 8th, 2012 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • gnohz

      gnohz

      Hi Tom! Thank you very much for the Daily Feature Award!! It's a great honour and I greatly appreciate it! Thank you :)

      Jan 8th, 2012 Reply
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      You're welcome! It's a beautiful silhouette and brought back great memories for me!

      Jan 10th, 2012 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • gnohz

      gnohz

      I'm glad it brought back good memories for you! Just curious, which prefecture did you stay in?

      Jan 12th, 2012 Reply
  • Mizzabelle

    Mizzabelle

    I think this shot is perfect. It's very well done. We are our own worst critics, or so they say.

    Jan 2nd, 2012 Reply
    • gnohz

      gnohz

      You're right. I still hope I can return and take a technically better capture :) Thank you!

      Jan 2nd, 2012 Reply