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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 actually planned on taking photos while aboard the “Shinkansen” from Tokyo to Kyoto, but once I realized how fast the bullet train was moving and felt slightly sick when I tried to focus on an object outside the window, I decided against it! Instead, I waited until we made one of a few stops in between the cities. I can’t recall what city this image was taken in, but I loved seeing the English word, “Boom” on a huge billboard. Captured with a Nikon D90, in October 2010.

Frame added from Photo Radar. Selective coloring and gradient filter added in CS5.

© jdub photography 2010

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tokyo, kyoto, selective, color, colour, coloring, colouring, train, shinkansen, bullet, bench, seat, orange, billboard, window, boom, city, japan

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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