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Autumn in Japan:  Japanese Jacks 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.

The ceiling of the Royal Park Hotel that I stayed in, in Nihonbashikakigara, Chuo-ku, Tokyo reminded me of the jacks I played with as a child, but I didn’t find the pink rubber ball. Captured with my Nikon D90.

Converted to black and white in PSE 8.

Featured in the “Photography Japan” Group, March 2011.

© 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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  • Sam Ryan
    Sam Ryanover 3 years ago

  • Wow, Sam. I’m new to this group, so I’m very excited to be featured here! Arigatoo!

    – Jen Waltmon

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 3 years ago

    Delightful shot, Jen! Congrats on your feature too. Always pays to look up!

  • Thanks Wendi – yes, I do love to look up! :)

    – Jen Waltmon

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesover 3 years ago

  • Thanks Rene :)

    – Jen Waltmon

  • JodieT
    JodieTover 3 years ago

    I love this – they do look like jacks although we used to play with knuckles! Great work – it is beautiful and a very ‘Jen’ photo. Congrats on the feature too – woohoo for you!!!!!!

  • Thanks Jodie! :)

    – Jen Waltmon

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 3 years ago

    Fantastic shot…Wendi is right…it pays to look up! I need to do that more often…lol…

  • Thank you very much, Carol! And yes, it’s amazing the things you see when you look up :)

    – Jen Waltmon

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