I thought this would make an appropriate image to wrap up my long series on Kyoto. All told, I have 35 posts about Kyoto, the photos of which I shot all on the same day. This does not include the photos from Kyoto Station, which I took on a different day.
I suppose it’s a small glimpse into the prolific photography I do when on vacation. I started the day at Fushimi Inari, then went to Kinkajuji, then to the Gion area of Kyoto where I visited the Leica Store and shot Geisha. Interspersed, I covered my beloved Japanese train system and evening street photographs from central Kyoto.
Of course, I shot a lot more photos, but these are the curated images and applied to stories which forms the arc of my trip to Kyoto. As much as I love Kyoto, I didn’t spend much time there on this year’s trip. I travelled to other parts of Japan, some for the very first time, which I’ll cover on future posts.
I shot this photo with the Olympus PEN-F and 25mm f1.4 lens, like I’ve done for many of my street photography. This one, however, is an out of camera JPEG from the built-in “MonoProfile 2”, which I sometimes prefer. My from RAW, black and white conversions, tend to be crisper and I get the benefit of burning and dodging and other post processing. The JPEG, by contrast is fairly immutable. But, under the right conditions, it produces a softer, more-organic and dreamier look. I like it here, where it seems to create an almost nostalgic feel, for a decidedly ordinary and modern scene.
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