17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Area of God

In the depths of the summer forest, the sun will set, the forest will be surrounded by the darkness ... The beautiful light dance of the Princess firefly will begin in the darkness where no one enters his feet. It is a shine of life of only 10 days on a summer evening. The rope tied to the Japanese cedar tree is called "shimenawa", and the other side is the barrier that enshrines the god.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Yamagata, Japan
Camera: NIKON D3S