A lot of photography is problems solving on the spot. I had not expected to go to Fushimi Inari Shrine, but there I was with a client.
I had my Fujifilm X100T camera, but no tripod. The light was much too low to handhold the camera, so I placed it on the ground and used my coin purse to prop up the front end. I used the screen at the back of the camera to compose and focus, and the self timer to keep the shot vibration free. I took several different frames at various exposures and apertures.
The lamp is an important part of this composition. Other then obviously being the light source, it gives an anchor for your eye, leading you down the tunnel.
This shot is a JPEG straight out the camera with no “photoshopping.” Get it right in the camera then you don’t have to waste precious life moments in front of the damned computer. That’s why one reason why I love my Fujifilm cameras: the files beautiful. (Photo by Paul Crouse / KyotoPhotoTours.com)