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Sacred stone

Posted by
Hiro (Kyoto, Japan) on 30 July 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture.

calcareous breccia. Calcium carbonate gathered small stones and sands to become big stones. This kind of stones are often seen in Japanese shrines, as sacred stones.
July 18 @下鴨神社

Panasonic DMC-LX3 1/160 second F/2.8 ISO 80

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amirreza from tehran, Iran

wow
nicly composed

30 Jul 2009 11:07am

@amirreza: Thanks, amirreza.

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

And what are those white things? Looks like paper maybe with a wish on it? Nice capture!

30 Jul 2009 11:38am

@Monique: Thanks, Monique for your comment. About those white things, please see GJC's explanation. We often see them in Japanese shrines. This is an example, too.

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Thanks for the explanation Hiro!

30 Jul 2009 3:03pm

@Monique: You're welcome, Monique.

Luke Wiley from Spokane, United States

outstanding blue rocks.

30 Jul 2009 6:59pm

@Luke Wiley: Thanks, Luke, for your comment. This blue color is not real, comes from my imagination. It is a kind of mono toned effect, digitally processed.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Such lovely tones and detail.

30 Jul 2009 8:12pm

@bluechameleon: Thank you, bluechameleon.