A slice of serenity...
Photo and caption by Pratik Bhatnagar
It was an amazing scene: approaching rain clouds that hadn't yet covered the really bright sun, which shone down on the brilliant, maple foliage. There were lots of shadows in the scene making it difficult to meter and shoot. Then I saw this path that disappeared into the trees and bushes just by the a temple wing and I thought: there's the shot! Incredibly just behind me on my right were 1000s of people pushing and shoving, looking at the main part of the temple but on my left I saw this slice of serenity. Within a second there would be 100s posing in front of this. So I clicked & got lucky.
Location: Ginkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto