The Chureito Pagoda located in the Yamanashi prefecture of Japan serves as one of the most iconic places to visit in the country. This is because you can get a beautiful view of Mount Fuji atop a five-story building that also overlooks the Fujiyoshida city. This famous picture in particular stands out to me because there are two main focal points that draw viewers in. Viewers will instantly be drawn to the pagoda placed towards the front of the photo, as well as Mount Fuji in the back. The composition of this photo showcases a strong technique of how to use foreground and background elements effectively in a photo. The trees at the bottom of the photo have quite a nice pattern to them, and what makes it interesting is that these trees change color with the seasons, so it's possible to take multiple versions of this photo with different color schemes. 

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  1. The depth captured in this photo is astonishing! It does a great job showing how diverse the landscape of Japan is. I love the journey it takes us on as we observe each layer of the image from the Chureito Pagoda, to a peak at the cherry blossom trees, the city and Mount Fuji. The Chureito Pagoda’s contrast in color to the rest of the composition creates a sense of visual hierarchy while still giving Mount Fuji a time to shine by using the rule of thirds, opposed to centering the pagoda in the center of the image.

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