Kyoto tourist snaps
Hello All. I’m finaly getting around to working on some more of the photos I took during my last trip to Kyoto.
I’ve been going to Kyoto on average twice per year since 2003, but this was the first time I was able to have a model with me. Saori was kind enough to agree to get dressed up as a Maiko for a few hours so I could get some shots.
While not nearly as adventurous as shooting maiko and Geiko in “The Wild”, it was a great way to get some classic (cheesy?) postcard type shots. After spending the past many years stalking and shooting the real thing, it sure was a refreshing change to be able to provide a little direction and set up my shots.
But I do have to admit, I still Really enjoy getting shots of the real thing.
I’ve been battling a running cold for the past month or so, but I think I am finally starting to get the better of it. I’m not sure why I seem to have gotten such a stubborn string of colds this year, maybe it the age thing catching up with me. After all, I did turn 38 last month.
I’ve also been wanting to take some time to try out a brand new used Leica R mount 50mm f2 Summicron on my 5D. From the few test shots I have taken so far, it looks ot be pretty spectacular little lens. This coming Sunday I’ll be meeting with the Photo Club that I belong to, so that should be a good chance for me to give it a spin.