Winds of Inspiration by Elia Locardi
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Winds of Inspiration

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21mm · f/9.0 · 1/250s · ISO 100
Taken On: 
April 14, 2014 - 5:44pm
November 4, 2014 - 11:49pm

An old pagoda and a sea of cherry blossoms frame the beautiful and timeless shape of Mt. Fuji in Japan.

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Michael Sjogren's picture

Absolutely love this shot! Really like the contrast and detail in the pagoda.

spectacular composition!

Elia Locardi's picture

Thanks everyone! This is one of my favorite photos. ^^

Paul Langereis's picture

I can see why this is one of your favorites Elia! THe clean details, and the timing in this shot are awesome. You must have waited a while to get the shot when MT. Fuji was in the cloud opening. I wish I was capable of this caliber of photography, and was able to travel as much as you! Thanks for sharing this one, and the other wonderful images in your portfolio.

Elia Locardi's picture

Thanks Paul! For this shot, I spent 3 nights and 4 mornings shooting in this particular location. This turned out to be the best of 7 attempts, since the sky was perfectly intense.

David Knight's picture

One of the best Japan photos I have ever seen. Fantastic in every way!

Noel Edling's picture

Gorgeous shot, really good composition.

Altares 13th's picture

Extraordinary shot! Where did you took it from?

Giovanni Bernardo's picture

Beautifoul shoot!

Tim McBroome's picture

I freaking love the tonality of this image, it has a very illustrative feel. It's artwork, not just a photo.

Elia Locardi's picture

Thanks! Japan isn't just a landscape, it's also a work of art. :)

Tim McBroome's picture

Indeed, I have had a small taste recently when I had a quick trip to Japan to climb Mt. Fuji.

Mauricio Martinez's picture

funny thing how you got the building all ligthed up?! is an amazing photo ! ..

Reza Ebrahimi's picture

Breathtaking!

Osman Merdan's picture

I am a big fan of yours I really love your style , and I am inspiring a lot from you :)
I ove all you shots :)

Wow, you know I lived in Japan for a year but this image takes my heart away. I'm sure you have hear that before. but I do so love your work. And that you shot this with a Nikon I'm even more love. Thank you so much for your respect for nature and seeing that which is wonderful.

Louis Tinsley's picture

I think I need to book a flight to japan

I'm part way through watching your second F Stoppers tutorial "photographing cityscapes..."
From seeing your work through that and subsequently looking at some other images of your online (and never seeing this pic before) I saw the thumbnail of this and thought "hey that looks like an Elia pic" and whaddya know.
Now that's gotta say something

Lionel Fellay's picture

Stunning view ! :)

Anonymous's picture

Lovely. Visualize that wire Photoshopped out.