Kyoto by Night

Kiyomizudera is equally stunning at night when the light-up show is on. The staff in charge of the lighting did an amazing job to make the autumn colours pop even at night. I love how the orange colour of the leaves combines with the cold blue of that light beam in the sky.

Sometimes Less Is More

I am particularly drawn to black and white images lately. It's curious how removing colour information can actually bring so much depth in a photo. In this particular case, I could have shown off the beautiful autumn foliage of this Japanese temple but I thought black and white was equally suitable to convey how peaceful ...

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Komyoji

Even though the peak of the Autumn season had already passed in Kyoto, it was still possible to find some incredible places such as Komyoji (光明寺), where colours were ranging from green to yellow, orange and vivid red. When taking photos in Kyoto, the challenge is to get a clean shot without anyone in the ...

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Lost in Time

When wandering in the streets of Sannenzaka in Kyoto, it's easy to believe you've been projected back in time. The wooden houses and the tiles on the pavement, although renovated, are quite effective at making you expect crossing path with a samurai. If you are lucky, you might see a maiko-san (an apprentice geisha) furtively ...

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Stillwater

The sunrise was very dull that morning but the water was so still, it allowed Nijubashi, one of the most famous bridges in Japan, to reflect almost perfectly on the surface.

Ridge Racer

Has reality caught up with fiction? With the sakura trees lit up with purple lighting and light trails of cars passing by, one may feel like in a racing video game 🙂 I wasn't very fond of the lighting when I visited that area, close to Midtown in Tokyo but I have to say the ...

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