Kyoto - Arashiyama

During my long weekend in Kyoto recently, the second place I headed to was Arashiyama. This is most famous for a bridge, which I frankly find disappointing as it is concrete and stell and not that pretty to look at.  I suspect the orginal was much nicer. All around this area there are famous temples and shrines (including one dedicated to growing hair!), along with the very famous “bamboo forest” that every tourist has to go and have a look at. It was horribly cold, ad due to being winter the sun set at 4:15, so I needed to get my skates on to ensure I had enough time. As it turns out, I didn’t have enough time and only got halfway to where I wanted to end up by the end of the afternoon. I took my usual selection of Sigma compacts and  Fujifilm X100s. I was a little more careful with the ISO settings on the Sigmas to ensure I didn’t too much camera shake. Their higher ISO weakness definitely was a challenge as the sun went down.


Standard umbrella shot. Fujifilm X100s


Arashiyama Bamboo Forest - Fujifilm X100s


Autum. Fujifilm X100s


More autumn. Sigma DP3 Merrill.


Black & White bamboo - Sigma DP2 Merrill.


Shrine sponsors. Sigma DP2 Merrill.


Shrine details - Sigam DP3 Merrill.


You have been told. Sigma DP3 Merrill.


Shoes - or this case flip flops - off please. Sigma DP2 Merrill.


Local train. Sigma DP2 Merrill.

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