Japanese Cemetery in Black and White

By Michael Gakuran | | Photography | 9 Comments |

Sometimes beautiful moments just create themselves. I was composing this shot of a cemetery behind Kiyomizu temple in Kyoto when all of a sudden a man walked out from between the gravestones. The rays of sunlight and harsh shadows cast already made for a neat black and white image, but the a human presence really pulled the other elements together.

This was shot in camera on the E-P1 using the black and white filter.

9 comments on “Japanese Cemetery in Black and White
  1. Pam says:

    This is a breathtaking, gorgeous shot. I’ve always love cemeteries, as they are so peaceful, and this shot really brings that to life.

  2. orlandojpn says:

    a moment is more when it is kept for eternity

  3. An absolutely beautiful moment, captured to its fullest. Great job!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Aren’t you not supposed to make photos in a Japanese cemetery? I think the teachers I worked with kind of reprimanded me for that… Don’t remember why though… Haha

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