Autumn in Japan:  Modern Umbrella in an Ancient Land by Jen Waltmon

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From my “Autumn in Japan” series.

I’ve wanted to visit Asia since I was a teenager, and in October of 2010, my wish finally came true. I spent about 10 days in Japan.

My fascination with Asian culture and traditions finally became a reality to me, and the photographer in me went into overdrive. In 10 days, I captured 2,500+ pictures. I hope you enjoy my first (but hopefully not my last) perspective of this beautiful & amazing country.

I loved the look of this ultra-modern space-age umbrella against the back-drop of this ancient temple.

Captured with my Nikon D90 in Kyoto, Japan, October 2010 at the Higashi Honganji Buddist Temple.

Texture added from and some adjustments made in CS5.

© jdub photography 2010


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Photography to me isn’t just about capturing beauty or magic. It’s about capturing life as it is. Whether that’s ugly, dirty, beautiful, complicated, simple or slightly altered – it’s the perception of the person behind the camera. That’s what makes the art of photography so real and unique, and that’s why it’s a passion that drives me and leaves me wanting more.

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