Lost In The Woods – A7r

As I’ve been getting ready to leave for Japan next week, I was sifting through some of my old photos from last year that I’ve never published and found this shot.

My wife and I found this cool little bamboo forest growing naturally near Magaribuchi Dam Park. Somewhere in the middle of nowhere. It was actually very peaceful and undisturbed except in one place deep in the forest where I found an discarded toilet. Still not exactly sure how that happened.

The cool thing about Japan is there are so many places like this. These really cool parks or temples that almost feel abandoned but yet have so much history. Some places will even have an almost haunted, eerie feeling to them. It’s really hard to explain but we were at this one temple once that was just creepy. Felt like someone was standing over your shoulder the entire time you were there.


Lost In The Woods – A7r

This shot is actually a single exposure taken as a JPEG. I actually went through most of the day shooting JPEG by accident. Not the end of the world because I bracketed most shots that, but still, I hate it when stuff like that happens.

For this shot I pulled out my old Canon 24-70mm. Surprisingly I’m still using my Canon lenses on my Sony. I never really invested in Sony lenses because a part of me was always hoping Canon would release a camera that would compete with the Sony A7r. But it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen anytime soon. But now I’m shooting Fuji so I guess it doesn’t matter. 🙂

Japan Bamboo Forest

Camera: Sony A7r
Lens: Canon 24-70mm f2.8L @ 34mm
ISO 100, f/16, 4.0sec


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