The last day in Kyoto was probably the most fun day. Although it’s very crowded this time of year with bus loads of tour buses tourists where ever possible. It didn’t really bother me though, being 6’3″ likely had something to do with it, but it was also an amiable crowd. And the people I was with were all dressed up which only added to the antics.
Yumiko And Steve
As full-blooded Japanese, they fit perfectly in their traditional Japanese Kimonos.
Business As Usual
Walking through Kyoto is always a lot of fun, especially near Kiyomizu Dera which is where this photo was taken.
Some shop owners had finished spraying down the street for the night as the sun set perfectly between the two buildings.
The Kiyomizu-dera Of Kyoto Japan
Every time I have come here some form of the structure is under construction. I just can’t get a break. Luckily I was able to find the right angle where you couldn’t tell.
This shot is what you could call an HDR photo. Because of the position of the sun, I had to shoot three separate exposures with my Sony A7r to capture all the detail, then process them together in Photomatix with a lot of Photoshop and Lightroom color work. Doing this takes a lot of time but is well worth the effort.
The Ghost Of The Geisha
This was my first time going to a Geisha show. It was surreal.
I’ve been doing a lot more landscape HDR work now. I’ve been going to the countryside so street photography with my Sony A7r is just about at it’s end for this trip. Expect more Landscapes in the coming days.