October 29th, 2010 – Shinto Detail

Today’s image is another from my initial photwalk with the new short telephoto lens. The 200mm focal length might take some time for me to get used to. The Kobe Friendship Bell Pagoda located at the Seattle Center. The Shinto structure made of Japanese Cypress was designed by Dr. Shusa Noji, an architecture professor at the University of Kobe. It houses a large Japanese bell that was a gift from  the city of Kobe to Seattle as a symbol of friendship  in 1962. It was a bit of a challenge to find an interesting composition of the structure with only the  200mm prime lens I had with me. I opted for this detail of the eave and incorporated the Japanese maple trees in background. I think this spot will be worth a return visit with a wide-angle lens and hopefully there will be more fall color in the maple trees around the site.

Detail View of  the Kobe Friendship Bell Pagoda – Seattle, Washington

Canon 5D MkI, 645 Mamiya 200/f2.8 APO , 200mm @ f2.8, 1/80th Sec, ISO 100, Manual mode,  Hand-held. Post processing -Lightroom 2.5, Photoshop CS3, Photomatix Pro.
To see a larger version or please click on the image.
Feel free to comment below if you like what you see or have any other observations.
Thanks for stopping by,
JayT
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