15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Miyajima Torii

Being the photography nerd that I am, I recognize the significance of photographing at different times of the day. When we arrived on the island, the tide was low so I wanted to come back to see the torii gate in the water. I did some research (aka going on Instagram) and noticed that the torii gate actually lights up at night. So, I returned to the torii gate with my tripod in hand. It was still low tide at 9pm but after an hour of very patient waiting, the tide started to rise.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Miyajima, Japan
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T4i
Copyright: © Elissa Title