Tianhou Temple

Part two of Cijin Island.

The temple itself (which dates back to 1673) is amazing, but mix that with the wonderful early evening light plus a lot of interesting people and you have a photographers’ paradise.

Each of these red lanterns is supposed to represent a blessing for a peaceful and prosperous nation. Wonder how often they have to replace the bulbs?

Tianhou Temple Lantern maintenance

Tianhou Temple Lantern maintenance | Nikon D700 24mm F1.4 lens at F16 1/10 ISO 800 strange setting I know but I was bracketing.

Tianhou Temple 2

Man exits Tianhou Temple | Nikon D700 24mm F1.4 Lens F16 1/15 ISO 800 again with the weird setting 'cuz of bracketing.

Step away from the HDR, SIR!!!!!

Tianhou Temple Ridiculousness

Tianhou Temple Ridiculousness | Nikon D700 and 24mm F1.4 HDR that looks a bit like clown vomit.

Now just regular recovery etc in Lighroom 4. Which can actually look a bit like HDR without the clown puke

Tianhou Temple Girl In Green

Tianhou Temple Girl In Green | Nikon D700 24mm F1.4 again with the F16 for bracketing what have you...

Tianhou Temple Bowing

Tianhou Temple Bowing | Nikon D700 24mm F1.4 lens F16 2.5 seconds at ISO 800

Tianhou Temple Bike Lights

Tianhou Temple Bike Lights | Nikon D700 24mm F1.4 lens F14 13 second exposure ISO 160

Tianhou Temple Wishing Fountain

Tianhou Temple Wishing Fountain | Nikon D700 24mm F1.4 lens F14 5 second exposure ISO 160

Tianhou Temple Panoramic

Tianhou Temple Panoramic | Nikon D700 24mm F1.4 lens Multiple shots merged to Pano in CS6

This last shot might be one of my favorite shots of the whole trip so far.

Thinking Man at Tianhou Temple

Thinking Man at Tianhou Temple | Nikon D700 24mm F1.4 lens F14 2 second exposure at ISO 160

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13 thoughts on “Tianhou Temple

  1. Thinking Man is a really great photo, they’re all good to look at tho. Do you use a tripod for all your shots (like the stitched panoramic ones) or just the longer exposures?

    • I have a small Slick tripod I carry with me a lot for long exposures. I bought a Benro carbon fiber travel tripod for this trip but it was still a bit too big to carry around all the time so usually ended up just using the tiny Slick one. The panos are usually just hand held.

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  3. I once went here when i was younger “10yrs old back than” … now i’m in the Philippines 18 yrs old and i miss this place.. anyway your work is outstanding–for *any* age! Beautiful.

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