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Where Am I? Fujiyoshida, Japan
1 August, 2011

Twilight Monastery

Sometimes everything happens for a reason. Sometimes events line up perfectly to deliver something truly magnificent; a once in a lifetime opportunity. Every once in a while, if we’re really lucky, we have our cameras ready.

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About the Author

Elia Locardi is an internationally recognized professional travel and destination photographer, writer, public speaker and educator who spends his life seeking out and capturing some of the most beautiful and inspirational locations in the world. Recently featured by Professional Photographer Magazine, CNet Australia, and Wacom USA, Elia has cultivated an engaged social media following of nearly 2.5 million people across Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Instagram. On the road full-time, he teaches the Art of Photography here on, collaborates with various brands, sponsors and tourism boards, and leads Photography Tours and Post-processing Workshops worldwide.

  • Elvis Rowe

    Absolutely stunning image!! I only wish I could have the opportunity, skills, and equipment to capture an image this stunning! Is there any chance and getting this as a wallpaper or print!? Great job and keep up the great work!

    • blamethemonkey

      Thanks Elvis! Honestly, I’m still working on incorporating more wallpapers into the website. Hopefully I’ll be able to get to it soon! I’m sure I’ll update facebook or google+ once they’re available.


      • Rosie Taylor

        Ditto on Elvis’ comment! I would simply adore this as a print and a wallpaper. Simply Magical!

        • blamethemonkey

          Thanks Rosie! Wallpapers are coming soon. ;)