Need to thank Teruki Yamaguchi for the tip on this spot; without his local advice this dam would have never made the list of places to see, much less been given appropriate effort. Please check out his amazing work.
During my recent trip to Kyoto I decided to chance it and attempt this shot past the break of dawn, in an hour in which the hordes could rise. However, the eager hordes were too distracted by the pretty sakura to remember this magic path.
I cannot upload the full size of this file (43MB). If you would like to see that scale: http://smu.gs/ZX3gbL
From a fund raising charity photowalk I joined at Ueno Zoo during the recently holiday. Please visit them at http://itsnotjustmud.com/
I will finish the walk images shortly and upload them en masse.
For a shot like this the tech doesn’t matter, in fact, the f/9 setting betrays the results and I’m actually shocked it worked as it did. Much to learn. In most photowalks there’s too much going on to manage detailed camera settings, capturing split-second moments grows paramount so I shoot in shutter priority and focus on the visual composition ahead of depth of field.
When I do photowalks, the process is typically LR-only (as this is).
Created a slide show using YouTube’s new features. I need a better way to search AudioSwap… so if anyone knows anything about that, please share! Music may change, if anyone has any recommendations from the AudioSwap pool, please share.