Nikon D4 + Nikkor 24mm f/1.4 — 6 sec, f/9, ISO 500 — map & image data — nearby photos
— six second exposure to get moving people to fade away —
Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Lightup, Kyoto Japan
I braved the cold and sleet (and crowds) last night to make my first visit to Kyoto's semi-annual Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Lightup. According to that link, the whole area was having a lightup event, including the famous Togetsukyo bridge seen in last week's “Intense Rainbow Over Arashiyama”, but I was able to avoid most of the crowds by scootering into the fringe of the event from the opposite direction from the train stations.
(Of course, once it started, the crowds came to me.)
The cold and sleet weren't the only thing to put me out of my comfort zone... I was also trying longer exposures with the tripod, something I haven't done in a while. I should use the tripod more.