My Sunday Photo – Kyoto At Night

My Sunday Photo for this week is titled Kyoto at Night

That’s right, yet another series of photos from Japan this week. Can you blame me? The county is extremely photogenic and for a want-to-be photographer like me the opportunities were endless. Kyoto was a particular favourite of mine – I’m sure you can see why! One of my favourite things to do was head out after Hannah had gone to bed and shoot some scenes from Kyoto at night.

There aren’t too many cities in the world that I would feel comfortable wandering around aimlessly in the dark with a camera around my neck. The whole scenario screams ignorant tourist ripe for the picking. But not once did I feel unsafe in Kyoto. I walked through tiny back lane-ways, city streets and parks. I passed plenty of people, many of whom appeared to be just heading home from work, even at that late hour. Kyoto at night was consistently a pleasant place to be.

For this week’s photos I have chosen a few attempted long-exposures, and a few abstract captures of the city lights in bokeh-form, with parts of a bike making up the foreground. I was quite happy with how they turned out – not bad for a point-and-shoot with no tripod! Let me know what you think in the comments.

The photos can be enlarged, just click on them to see each one in all its glory. They are worth having a look at up-close. There is some really interesting detail and movement in the long exposure photos.


Kyoto at Night


If you like my photos, head on over to @blogofdad on Instagram. There you can see plenty of other shots from our amazing adventure. If you want to read about our experiences of travelling through Japan with a toddler, check out my feature series Travelling to Japan With a Toddler.

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6 thoughts on “My Sunday Photo – Kyoto At Night

  • November 5, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    I do loev a log-exposure pic, as you’ll see if you visit my #mysundayphoto. I think I’m most taken by the wooden rail image you’ve snapped. I love the lights in the distance. You’ve made Kyoto look great in all images htough. #mysundayphoto

    • November 11, 2017 at 6:24 am

      Yes, I really liked that one as well. I like seeing things from a different perspective.

  • November 5, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    I need to work out how I can get to Japan for some photography. I’ve loved your photos

    Thank you for linking up

    • November 11, 2017 at 6:23 am

      You really do! Japan is a brilliant place for photography. I’m glad you are enjoying them, there are plenty more to come!


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