Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Wish I may, wish I might

Votive tablets at Hase Temple in Kamakura

Buddhist temples sell special votive tablets, called "Ema" for people to write down their wishes. Hase temple in Kamakura had a plethora of tablets in a multitude of languages, wishing for all manner of things.


At 1:06 a.m., Anonymous Suby said...

I like this shot, what would I do differently to wake up the shot?

I would crop out those tablets sticking their heads into the shot on the left I would then start by converting this to monochrome using the channel mixer, I would add more contrast to the tablets only and leave the background as is. You want the tablet to stand out from the backround, almost a similar colour so seems very flat.

That for me would make a slighter better shot.

But I still like the capture.

Good one

At 1:57 p.m., Anonymous asiko said...

nice shot. however the images tones are a bit weak. please try and use the channel mixer to convert to black and white, play around with the different RGB channels to achieve better tones in ur B&W

At 6:09 p.m., Anonymous tore said...

Might also be attractive in the original colour since ema usually have nice brightly-coloured strings. Or were they really old, grotty ones?

At 7:49 p.m., Blogger Azhar said...


At 9:17 p.m., Anonymous david said...

well i like the shot just fine!

At 12:59 p.m., Anonymous tetsu said...

Nice composition!! I was attracted by one EMA written in the language which I can not read. :-)


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