The Great Torri

PhotographerAndrea Jones
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryHouston, United States
Photo Date2016 April 1
Technical Info48mm,92 seconds at f/8, ISO 64
Entry Description

The great Torri, at Itsukushima Shrine, is unique for being built over water, seemingly floating in the sea during high tide. It's Japan's most famous Torri and represents the boundary between the spirit and the human world. It was built in Hiroshima, Japan in 1875, and is made of naturally grown camphor tree. The high tide, along with early morning rain and mist, were perfect conditions to capture the essence and spirit of the sacred area.

About Photographer

Andrea Jones is a multi award-winning photographer based in Perth, Western Australia. Her portfolio highlights her architecture and landscape images, as well as travel projects.