Wild Weekly Photo Challenge: Look Up – Full Moon Over Kiyomizu-dera

I’m participating in the online adventure travel and photography magazine LetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggers.  This week’s challenge is: Look Up! – my entries for other weeks can be found here.

Full Moon Over Kiyomizu-Dera  by Seas Reflecting Starlight.

On a crisp autumn night in Kyoto, Japan, the full moon shines down on Kiyomizu Temple (清水寺). The name of the temple “pure water” comes from a nearby waterfall. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was founded in 798 during the early Heian Period, and reconstructed in 1633 without a single nail. The sense of history and majesty of the place come alive during the special night temple light-ups that occur during certain times of the year.


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A few shout-outs to some other entries that I liked:

  • janeluriephotography shares a series of beautiful and close-up leopard photos from her safari in Botswana.
  • talkerhuge has multiple interesting photos, including one of a monkey looking up at a Hindu temple in Malaysia.
  • the-serenity-space shares some beautiful bird photos, including some brightly colored Lorikeets.
  • itsinthepicture365 gives a close up at some seagulls with personality.
  • travelsandtrifles caught an unusual moment of a bear sucking its thumb.
  • playamart shares monkeys, birds, the moon, and sunset.
  • theurgetowander shares trees growing upon ruins in Cambodia.
  • thestreamofunconciousness shows a great expression on someone’s face as they look up in a cave in Croatia.
  • pirancafe shares the majesty and ferocity of red-tailed hawks.
  • magoshashots makes eye contact with a statue of the gentle and loving Guanyin.

5 thoughts on “Wild Weekly Photo Challenge: Look Up – Full Moon Over Kiyomizu-dera

  1. Jane Lurie says:

    Hi SeasReflecting, Thanks so much for the shout out! Glad you enjoyed them. Love your image for “look up”.

  2. What a beautiful image! The lines of perspective on the temple are so dramatic, and there’s that calming moon presiding over the scene!

    Thanks so much for the shout out as well!

  3. […] leaves of the trees and upon the various buildings on the temple grounds. This view is from Kiyomizu-dera, looking up at the surrounding mountains towards a small part of the temple near the mountain […]

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