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Temple Run…

by on Jul.22, 2014, under Life, Photography

Having finished our sunrise session at beautiful Makapu’u on the east coast of Oahu/Hawaii we headed off for the all important group breakfast – it was great to just sit, eat and chat with “dA Crazies”

After breakfast a number of people were going to continue the photographic morning with an exploration of temples and churches along the eastern coast of Oahu

Our first stop was the Byodo-In Temple located at the foot of the Ko’olau Mountains in Valley of the Temples Memorial Park. It was established on June 7, 1968, to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii. The Byodo-In in O’ahu is a smaller-scale replica of the over 950-year-old Byodo-in Temple in Kyoto, Japan

It was a beautiful spot and a nice day for photographing the temple with a good cover of overcast clouds to soften the light

Looking over the bridge which is the entranceway to the temple at the base of the mountains

Byodo-In Temple

Byodo-In Temple

NIKON D600 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm, 1/8 sec at f/13, ISO 100

A little ten stop ND to simplify the scene and let those high clouds really mist up the mountains

Temple in the Mist

Temple in the Mist

NIKON D600 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 36 mm, 123 sec at f/11, ISO 100

It wouldn’t be a Japanese style temple if there wasn’t a pond jam packed with huge carp



NIKON D600 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm, 1/500 sec at f/2.8, ISO 100



NIKON D600 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 70 mm, 1/1600 sec at f/4, ISO 100

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