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Kyoto tourist snaps

January 13, 2009 3 comments

Hello All.  I’m finaly getting around to working on some more of the photos I took during my last trip to Kyoto.

 Click HERE to see todays photos. 

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.    

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