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Kyoto Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Lightup
Cold, Crowded, and Cliché — six second exposure to get moving people to fade away — Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Lightup, Kyoto Japan 京都・嵐山竹やぶ花灯路  --  Arashiyama Bamboo Forest (嵐山竹やぶ)  --  Copyright 2012 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/  --  This photo is licensed to the public under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ (non-commercial use is freely allowed if proper attribution is given, including a link back to this page on http://regex.info/ when used online)
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Cold, Crowded, and Cliché
— six second exposure to get moving people to fade away —
Arashiyama Bamboo Forest Lightup, Kyoto Japan
京都・嵐山竹やぶ花灯路

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.

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Comments so far....

I love that shot — it’s a little bit Magritte, with the darkness below and the skylight above, with the ghostly figures to “discover”. Well done. I don’t see it as cliché.

— comment by Mark Sirota (Philadelphia, USA) on December 11th, 2012 at 2:18pm JST (1 year, 11 months ago) comment permalink
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