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Kawagoe photowalk

When a friend asked if I wanted to go for an impromtu photowalk it was pretty hard to say no. I haven’t been out in with the camera in a while and I also haven’t been to Kawagoe in quite a few years (actually my memory of the place was quite faded).

I used to live about 40 minutes from Kawagoe and used to visit the shopping area a lot but only a few times did I ever wander down the the old Edo area of the city.  With the city only 30 minutes from Ikebukuro it makes a great little place to fill a day if you’re staying in Tokyo.

Photography-wise, I did feel a little out of my elementt. Due to me not planning I was somewhat lost as to what style I should go for. I took a tripod and two lenses but the crowds of people generally put any end to any decent HDR hopes that I had. I also don’t usually shoot during mid day either so again, a bit out of my comfort zone.

Anyway, here are the shots I took. Style-wise it’s a bit of a hodge-podge but hey-ho! Some of the HDRs here are done in-camera and others are done with Nik Software.

 

Guardian

Front

Old post box

 

HDR

Side gate

Bell tower

JPN 10

People

 

 

GArden

Old stuff

Back in the day

Ice cream

Sleepy cat

Lantern

Statue

  • Doo Gan

    Comfort zone or not there’s some really beautiful images there. I’m so jealous of the shots you take sometimes :) The places you go and the things you see would no doubt blow me away – but then there’s the whole art of actually capturing what you’ve seen and adding a mood or ‘emotion’ (need a better word here) that you do so well – the B/W window with the temple behind it, and the sky above that… oooooh, that sky, I love that sky as it blends into black. It’s a shame the image stops where it does – I want to keep following it up into the blackness, I want to follow it right up into space :) Beautiful!! And also the lantern… I love lanterns… nuff said! Great work!

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