Fifty Shades of Green in Kyoto, Japan

Mar 3, 2019

Nancy Savage

How the Photo was Taken

I shot this photo with my favorite combo, a Nikon D810 body and Nikon 24-70 f2.8 lens. My choice of settings were ISO 200, f/4.5 no filters. The sky was overcast and it was just starting to sprinkle. My vision was to shoot the perimeter of the photo with a bit less light so as to frame the light in the center of the photo. Creating a vanishing point into the forest. I prefer to shoot it how I see it. Philosophically I am a realist and prefer the “less is more “approach. I made minimal adjustments in LightRoom to the lighting.

Photo Location

September 2018 was the date of my recent trip to Kyoto Japan. It was a priority for me to visit and capture the notorious Bamboo Forest. I shot this photo early afternoon in the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove also referred to as the Sagano Bamboo Forest, on the outskirts of Kyoto. This is easily accessed by train from Kyoto Station to Arashiyama. The one way ride takes about 15 minutes and costs 240 yen. Worth every cent! This forest is filled with unique towering lines of thousands of flourishing bamboo trees in various shades of green. There are several pathways to walk along and revel in this magical grove of incomparable beauty.

About the Author

Nancy Savage

I am a Colorado native. My style as a photographer lies somewhere between lifestyle and documentary photography. I document the candid essence of people and places, capturing the natural character and emotions. My vision is to create a natural setting with genuine images and everlasting memories. I have enjoyed using Instagram as a platform to display my portfolio.

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