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Streets of Kyoto 5 by dragonslayero Streets of Kyoto 5 by dragonslayero

Alternative title that came to mind was into the magic world. I got a serious sense of being inside a Hayao Miyazaki when I looked back on this scene with the children playing beyond the bridge.

So once again I had a chance to go to Japan, my one favorite country in the world.

So what is this?
Another photo from the park like area I and my friend happened to walk into after spending our hard earned money on new kendo equipment near Nijo Castle in Kyoto.
This park still looks to me like it is just a drainage ditch converted to a a park area.
I sure liked it, it gave a different taste to the city I am starting to know.

The guy in the bottom left corner is my friend Trond, trying to make a leaf boat...
Sort of added to the calm atmosphere...

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Canon EF24-70mm F/2.8L USM
Filter: Kenko Zetā 77mm protection
Tripod: No
Additional lighting: No
Flash: No
HDR: Yes, merge from three photos
Panorama: No
Exposure: 1/125, 1/200, 1/320
Aperture: F/5,6, F/7,1, F/9
Date: 29.06.2011
Location: Close to Nijo-jo, Kyoto, Japan

This photo is not avaliable for YOU to copy and use in YOUR own or others works without my written approval. If you wish to use this photo in any way, please contact me. I am usually very cooperative...

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Jburns272 Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is this the same place as [link] ? Sounds like it.
I can see what you mean about this feeling like something out of a Miyazaki film^^
dragonslayero Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That is correct, but this location is almost in the opposite end of the "park"

a very cool scene.

i saw u used 3 diffenrent apertures. do u have a reason for this?
i try to keep aperture even and just switch times whe doing hdr.
dragonslayero Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Just haven't got around to do bracket settings on aperture priority setting. Until this it hasn't been a problem in any way.
I've used on of the custom user settings on my camera so far, but as soon as I get a hang of it I'll use it.

I use manual for photos using the tripod... but carrying a heavy manfrotto tripod through as air luggage is not the first thing I do.

Thanks for the comment!

dragonslayero Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's an effect that just makes me smile, although it will not work with every photo.
Then again, this location in itself was enough for any photo.

SanaShiuya Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it looks surreal!¬
dragonslayero Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I've been getting that comment recently, thank you!

SanaShiuya Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome!! :D
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