... but I don't think I can post another, "non-night photo" to the Night Photography forum (even if this photo is kind of in the dark). But this isn't quite architecture in the building sense of a big skyscraper. Although I.M. Pei did design it, and he is an architect - a truly fine and great architect, in fact - so well, maybe it counts towards a NikonCafe Architecture Forum contribution... Hmmm. ..... The Miho Museum is one of the marvels of Japan, which is an extraordinary accolade given that country is filled with wonders, marvels, and sights to delight. The museum is isolated from nearby villages, and even more because the entry building, adjacent to parking and buses, isn't contiguous with the museum building proper. Instead, there's a long winding road, the connects to the museum. Ah, well, perhaps I need to make an entire thread over in the "Place to Shoot or Visit" forum to explain this completely (but more on that later and in that forum). But for the moment, there is a curving tunnel through a mountain peak that visitors must walk (or ride in an electric cart), before embarking on the next stage of the approach. Shooting around the tunnel is a touch tricky. There's literally a light at the end of the tunnel - daylight - and this carries around the curve. There are multiple periodically placed lights with a curved vertical element upward, and a constant line light along a railing like structure. Judging this light set successfully requires that I either be willing to "blow" the least important highlights, or accept a overall darker look to the tunnel. Pei's vision for the tunnel was obviously anything but dark and dank, so I decide to let the tunnel end light blow along with the closest "impact zones" of the vertical lights up the walls. The light balance is also odd, but I decide to stay with a Cloudy -2 WB, and then work with it in processing. While I can correct it to a sterile white look, I've already decided to leave the feeling "warmer" than perfect. Composition is also harder than I had thought it would be. I envisioned that the curve of the tunnel would carry the composition, but that's not going to work in and of itself. Crouching down a bit, I can "grab" the line of the lower wall on one side. But that falls outside the "rule of thirds". Indeed, both walls and the tunnel line are forming towards the dreaded "halfway" mark. Ah, me. Hurm. Perhaps if I turn the perspective slightly, I can manage the tunnel "ringlines" to bring the eye around the top of the image. If I step back a pace, I can keep one of the vertical light fixtures in the frame. And people... Ah, let's get some folks in frame with a jaunty walk (if possible). Then, just depress the shutter. D100, 28mm f/1.4, 1/125s, f/1.4, processed in NC, no crop Always shoot. John P.