Luck and Otagi Nenbutus-ji

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Otagi-Nenbutsuji-salamander-1

Sometimes you are just in the right place at the right time. I was setting up a different shot at Otagi Nenbutsu-ji, one of Kyoto's most unique temples, when I noticed this salamander perched on top of a rakan's head. I quickly reframed my Mamiya 645 1000s and cranked off a few shots. The salamander was a willing model and readily complied when I asked for this over-the-shoulder pose...