Last Days Of Kyoto

The last day of 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 a very friendly crowd. And the people I was with all dressed up which only added to the antics. 

Yumiko And Steve

As full blooded Japanese they fit perfectly in their traditional Japanese Kimonos.

Yumiko And Steve In 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.

Business As Usual

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. It takes a lot of time to do this but is well worth the effort.

HDR Photo of Kiyomizu-Dera Temple

The Ghost Of The Geisha

This was my first time going to a Geisha show. It was surreal.

The Ghosts Of The Geisha

I've been doing a lot more landscape HDR work now. I've been going to the country side so street photography with my Sony A7r is just about at it's end for this trip. Expect more Landscapes in the coming days.