Ride Through The Bikan

This photo comes from my family’s trip to Okayama Prefecture several weeks back. I didn’t include it in the Kurashiki Evening post, I’m not sure why, but anyway I like it a lot. Sometimes as a photographer it’s good to get as low as you can, but in certain places that can be a challenge. Thankfully, along the canal of the Bikan District, there’s a small area where you can stand that is below the main sidewalk. It’s several feet lower than the main walk, so it’s a great way to get low without being in anyone’s way. It also makes it easier for people to ignore you taking pictures of them passing by. I think it’s usually out of courtesy, but people tend to try to avoid being in your pictures. But in reality, I often want them there! This would be a kind of boring picture without the woman riding by.

Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
Shot Info: f/11 | 1/40 sec | ISO160 | 11mm

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