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2007 International Photography Exhibition
Location: Nara, Japan
Photographer: Paula Song
Category: Places
Award: Honorable Mention

In the photographer's words: "The photo was taken just outside the Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara, Japan. The footpath leading up to the shrine is lined with thousands of stone lanterns that were donated over the years by worshippers. I like the way this photo captures both the individuality and volume of the lanterns as well as the overwhelming sense of calm that you can't help but feel when you visit a place like this."