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Japan 2008 photos

#1 Post by samwright8380 » Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:03 pm

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An apprentice Geisha, or Maiko, Gion, Kyoto

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Figures walking by the bamboo framework of a house. Gion, Kyoto.

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A man stands at the scramble crossing, Hachiko exit, Shibuya.

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Ryoanji Temple garden, Kyoto.

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Geisha bow as they bid farewell to their client for the night, Gion, Kyoto.

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Geisha district. The streets of Gion, Kyoto.

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Reflection of the torii, or main gate to Heian shrine (kyoto sequence).

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An enthusiastic rickshaw driver on the way to Heian shrine.

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A temple building overlooking the lake, Heian shrine

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A dragon guards the gate to Kiyumizadera temple, Kyoto.

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Dawn, Kiyumizadera Temple, Kyoto.

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The Odaiba Bridge (rainbow bridge), Tokyo.

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Pleasure boats, Odaiba.

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Skyscraper, Shinjuku.

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Votive tablets, Meiji Jingu shrine, Tokyo.

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The Tokyo Tower.
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#2 Post by samwright8380 » Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:57 pm

I've been saying that I'd post these photo's from my latest trip in late July for a while now....I've been busy lately, but finally here they are! I went for almost 2 weeks this time, with a few days in Kyoto and a few in Tokyo. The aim was to create a portfolio as part of a photography course, and the result took a great deal of time and effort during my trip.

July is extremely hot and humid, and even the native Japanese suffer with the heat. I would recommend to anyone contemplating of going to wait for either November or April, as the autumn leaves and the cherry blossom can't be beat, having been at both times of the year. There may be further edits to the post as further pics are added down the line. I've had to reduce the size of all the pics as some of them run between 40-60mb per image in their original state. Enjoy!
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#3 Post by TokyoGirl » Sun Oct 05, 2008 12:52 pm

These are really amazing, I especially love the Gion District, the Kiyumizadera Temple and the Tokyo Tower one... but they're all beautiful.

And the quality is perfect, what camera do you use?
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#4 Post by samwright8380 » Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:23 pm

Thanks! these days I use a canon eos 40d, fairly hefty price tag but the quality it produces is more than worth it. The photos you mention were produced using HDR, which involves processing multiple exposures to give a high range of tone. I'm considering putting the kiyumizadera one on allposter or some other site as the quality when printed at 30''x20'' is great, virtually every single leaf in sharp focus, and the file's way too big to share. Also, after spending a couple k on gear to build up a portfolio, i kinda want to keep the original file exclusive.
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#5 Post by TokyoGirl » Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:15 am

Thanks, I'll look into it.. I'm looking for a really good camera.

Good idea, I'd definitely buy a poster like that.. it's amazing :)
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#6 Post by LostCalls » Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:15 am

Good God! Thanks for sharing these amazing photographs. Makes me want to go back to Japan again...

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#7 Post by jml98 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 2:41 am

do you mind if i take them for a screen saver? they're absolutely amazing.
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#8 Post by samwright8380 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:30 am

sure! i'm sure i have a few more to dig out as well, theres a couple i took of the hyatt as well, i've been a bit slow to process them all...will give me something to do on the winter nights.... the only thing i don't want in circulation are the original raw files, which are too big to post/send anyway...i'm thinking of choosing photography as a major, and i want to definitely prove any shots in my portfolio are mine if need be.



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#9 Post by jml98 » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:07 pm

no problem, these will stay on my computer. thanks and fantastic work!
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#10 Post by Bob_san » Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:34 pm

Wow these photos are amazing! Thanks!

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#11 Post by Flyonthewall » Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:38 pm

Breath taking photos !!!

Thanks for posting them
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#13 Post by Just Like Honey... » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:00 am

Why hello there..

Those are awesome. Thank you!
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#14 Post by samwright8380 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:19 pm

Reviving an old thread, but was looking through an old hard drive recently and I found that I have a load of photos that I never touched at the time as I was into HDR type stuff. Anyway when I get the chance I'll put a few up on here.

P.S - 2008 me sounds a bit pretentious!
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#15 Post by TokyoGirl » Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:22 am

I'd love to see more :)
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#16 Post by Bob_san » Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:14 am

Yes post away, would love to see them too!

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#17 Post by onesmokin3g » Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:47 am

2008 you sounds pretentious, hahaha! At least you can laugh at yourself!
Please post more pics though, your photos a great. I love the skyline and bridge pics, and have used them both as screen savers for years.

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#18 Post by Watching Music Transform » Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:24 pm

These photos are beautiful.. Keep posting them! Great vibe / feel to them :D
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