The theme of walls carries over from recent posts (of buildings in Kyoto, Osaka, Kanazawa and Dubai) with today’s picture of a wall section from Himeji Castle, complete with loopholes in the shape of squares, triangles and circles. Easily one of the most beautiful buildings in Japan, it is a must-see if you ever visit this part of the world. And if you are blessed with sunny weather, you are in for a photographic treat, as the black roof tiles, white plaster walls, blue skies and dark shadows juxtapose wonderfully. Although it has been about ten years since I took this picture, I still remember the immense excitement I had on that day with the perfect shooting conditions. An added feature of the day was that I shot entirely on manual, using a Sekonic light meter to decide the settings–recounted in a short post here.

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