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Day’s End At Ninenzaka Kyoto

Kyoto boasts a number of great places to enjoy the feeling of old Japan, and Ninenzaka (pictured in the photo below) is one of them. Ninenzaka literally means “two year slope,” though it takes far less than two years to traverse the slope unless you’re an extremely slow mover. Actually the two year part refers...

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    Kimono Shoot With Yoko

    A couple of months ago my family and I had the opportunity to meet a Kimono specialist by the name of Yoko. She actually came over to a friend’s house and dressed all our children up in traditional Japanese kimonos. Being the only photographer present, I ended up taking pictures of all the kids after...

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    • MikeLeslie, this is some really good stuff; quite stunning in fact. You’ve somehow taken a typical kimono shoot and put your own touch on it. I don’t think I’ve seen any like these before. The lighting, the way you’ve worked the depth of field, quite original – well done.

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      • leslieThanks very much Mike! Appreciate those kind words. 🙂ReplyCancel

    An Evening at the Kurashiki Bikan Historical District

    Last week I had the pleasure of paying a visit to Okayama Prefecture with my family. Before we went, I was especially looking forward to photographing some spots I had perhaps neglected when we lived there. One place that was high on my list was the Kurashiki Bikan Historical District. This area is filled with...

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    • MikeYour Bikan District images are absolutely brilliant! Really well done. I’m impressed.

      Best regards,
      MikeReplyCancel

      • leslieThanks very much, Mike! Glad you enjoyed them. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • DavidI love Bikan, and your pictures translate the atmosphere of the place superbly.
      Thanks for this.ReplyCancel

      • leslieThanks for the kind words, David! My pleasure 🙂ReplyCancel