byodo-in temple

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by fks, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. fks


    Apr 30, 2005
    sf bay area
    the byodo-in temple located in the valley of the temples on oahu. one day i'll take the temple at sunrise or sunset.

    nikon d2h + nikon 28-200 f/3.5~5.6G


    the 28-200mm doesn't handle specular highlights too well:


  2. Terri French

    Terri French

    May 5, 2005
    Very impressive shots. I love the one of the statue with the temple blurred in the background. These are so colorful and beautiful.
  3. These are excellent. I especially like the first one. Did you stitch it together with a Pano tool?

    I've noticed the same problem with the 28-200, but I love it's versatility.
  4. Leigh


    Feb 19, 2005
    I'm with Terri, my favorite was the statue w/the temple blurred. The pano is especially nice too.
  5. Here I have been to Oahu three times and have never seen this. Where did I go wrong?? Beautiful shots.
  6. fks


    Apr 30, 2005
    sf bay area
    hi all-

    thanks for the kind words :)

    hi terri and leigh-

    the buddah statue had coins in its palm. i wish i'd taken a close-up of that, but it's something i forgot to do :(

    hi pa-

    the pan was stitched using ptassembler running on panorama tools with enblend and a plug-in (whose names escapes me) that's used to automatically pick the points. the combination does great work, although it can take some time to process. all hand-held; i haven't used a tripod for a pan in some time now (yeah, i'm lazy!).

    hi gordon-

    i'm one of those who goes out and gets a guide book when i travel :) it was my parents' first trip to oahu, so i had to take them to see the temple. it's a replica of a temple in japan and a functioning buddist temple. the location is gorgeous albeit a bit creepy (it's inside a cemetery and i don't particularly enjoy those). there are supposed to be peacocks on the grounds, but i have yet to see one in all my trips to the temple.

  7. Beautiful composition and colors. Great work!
  8. fks


    Apr 30, 2005
    sf bay area
    hi paul-

    thanks for the compliments :) the d2h makes things really easy, with more saturation than the d1 and d100 that i used to have. it may not be accurate, but it definitely is pleasing.

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