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The Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社 Itsukushima-jinja) is a Shinto shrine on the island of Miyajima. It’s a well known icon for Japanese tourism and the deer (sika) are well used to being photographed too. The ‘floating’ gate is a lovely sight as the ferry pulls nearer to the island at the end of a short train ride from Hiroshima.

Miyajima-tori

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I liked this view of the Dorset coast for its contours and the chalky whiteness of the cliffs. I also wanted to work with a limited palette rather than capture the sunshine of the summer, now disappeared.

Coastal-bay

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Come the spring and summer (when?) it would be good to revisit the coast. The first picture shows a Dorset cove.

coast

The second is from a quiet corner on the Isle of Wight. Although only 26 miles across there are 13 blue flag beaches. And although the island’s interior is quite built up there are lovely walks along the coast and it’s a great place to paint, especially  seascapes, of course…

Isle-of-Wight

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