Contemplation, a close up of the of the Nachi no Taki waterfall. Japan.

Contemplation. A detail of the Nachi no taki waterfall. This is a famous destination among travelers and japanese people as well, because of its beauty and its spiritual importance (being part of the “Nachi Taisha” temple area).
In this picture I’ve focused on the details, which are the soul of its beauty: the particular color of the stone, the complex and almost perfect vertical flow of the water, with its many small jumps, the way it creeps between the fissures and the presence of a pine tree which pushes out toward the water, all of this creates an almost poetic and timeless scene that brings to my mind the ancient japanese scroll paintings.

EXIF:
Camera: Pentax K-5
Lens: SMC DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM
Focal lenght: 135mm
Shutter time: 1/20 s
Aperture: F/8
Sensitivity: ISO80

You can find the full blog post about the Kii peninsula at the following page: http://www.phoclab.com/wp/blog/kii-peninsula-sacred-nature-japan/

This photograph has been awarded with an Honorable Mention in the 2017 edition of the ND Awards: https://ndawards.net/winners-gallery/nd-awards-2017/non-professional/other/hm/6842

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