Photoessay: Cinematic vignettes from Japan, part II

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Continued from part I. Think of this as Act II…MT

This series was shot with a Nikon D850, 24-120/4 VR and post processed with the Cinematic Workflow in Making Outstanding Images Ep. 5. Visit Japan vicariously with How To See Ep. 2: Tokyo.

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  1. Steve Gombosi says:

    An additional comment, related to an earlier topic: I think the best “documentary” photography is a form of visual synecdoche, where small, well observed, and carefully portrayed details can convey the essence of a much larger whole. This seems to be your specialty, and I think you’re very, very good at it.

  2. Steve Gombosi says:

    I really love Kyoto (I used to live in Japan). Thank you.

  3. Robert E Good says:

    I really enjoyed this series of photographs. Thanks.

  4. such beauty captured! Thank you

  5. jordanschooler says:

    These are wonderful, but #2 and #11 are both absolutely perfect.

  6. love the shot of the solitary woman!

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