Nachi Taisha – Sacred Site of Kumano Kodo
Kumano Nachi Taisha is one of the three Grand Shrines of Kumano Kodo – network of ancient pilgrimage trails on Kii peninsula in Japan. Arguably Nachi Taisha is most spectacular one out of the three shrines as it is surrounded by cherry trees and in the back you can see amazing almost hundred meters high waterfall, Nachi no Taki, which is the tallest waterfall of Japan.
The image below shows beautiful Nachi Taisha shrine and Nachi no Taki waterfall. It’s an HDR image created from 5 exposures (1 stop apart) and tone-mapped in Photomatix Pro 5.1. Similarly to my other recent images, I finished this photo in ON1 Effects 10.5.
If you’re interested to learn how to make such images yourself, make sure to read my free HDR tutorial.
And finally here’s EXIF info for this image:
Camera: Canon 5D MK III (read my review)
Lens: Canon 24-105 f/4 L IS USM
Focal length: 60 mm
Exposure time: 1/30 s (“middle” exposure)
Number of exposures: 5
E.V. Step: 1.0 EV
Flash used: no
Technique: HDR, Tone-Mapping
Software: Magic Lantern, Photomatix Pro 5.1 (Contrast Optimizer), Capture One 9, Photoshop CC 2015, ON1 Effects 10.5