Autumn in Japan:  Watching Over the Masses 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 found this warrior sitting on the rooftop of a shop in Ueno, Tokyo, as I was wandering around the streets. He seemed to be protecting the masses below.

Captured with a Nikon D90 in October 2010. Vignetting done CS5.

© jdub photography 2010

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tokyo, ueno, japan, streets, shop, shoppe, roof, top, sitting, warrior, samurai, japanese, statue

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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  • finepix
    finepixover 2 years ago

    Lovely image ,well taken Jen

  • Thanks David :)

    – Jen Waltmon

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 2 years ago

    Thoughtfully artwork; so beautiful, I happy to consider your work:)
    ………..
    Art Quote of the Day
    In art as in love, instinct is enough.
    Anatole France mentioned and I think, ‘Yeah’ :)
    ………..
    Best regards,
    Sunny

  • Thank you very much for your lovely comment, Kornrawiee :)

    – Jen Waltmon

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