Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto, Japan

in japan •  8 months ago

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Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto, 2015.

This is one of those shots I'm simultaneously disappointed in and proud of (๑˃‿˂).

I waited patiently for the crowd to clear. This was a futile attempt, and I understood this as I watched our tour guide disappear from view. This narrow path was looking more and more like a clogged artery by the second. Crowds formed on either side like arterial plaque, to take selfies and postcard shots.

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What it looked liked after the crowd began to move along. It was especially crowded moments before, when all the different tourist groups and school children arrived around the same time.

Suddenly, I see an opening. Right across the temple! Perfect view! But I see a tsunami of bodies crashing in from my right. Selfie addicts swarm the left. And all around are greedy photographers like myself. I must act quickly. So, I mustered the audacity to shove my way forward. I pushed past photographers. I dodged couples and school children, elbowed some tourists, and nearly collided with an elderly couple. ୧(๑•̀ ﹏•́)૭

And a dramatic five steps later, I had made it (๑✧‿✧๑). Finally! I can take tens, maybe hundreds of photos, uninterrupted! I planted myself there in triumph. I didn't mind that my family was nowhere in sight, or that the tour group might leave, or that our bus might leave me stranded. It would all be worth it for this perfect shot.

All that, but the end result . . . was nothing more than yet another poorly focused image for my collection. (๑˃‿˂)

This is another nice place to stop by if you're in the Kyoto area. We were there in October, and when we arrived around 11:00 a.m., it was already crowded. Still worthwhile, and I'd like to return during different seasons.

Thank you for reading! (๑•‿•๑)

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The struggle to take good photography is a real one ha-ha kudos

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Hahaha! Thank you! (๑•‿•๑) And yes, it is! I'm often badgered to get a "real" camera (๑˃‿˂).

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Ha-ha

Wow! You take beautiful photos! I enjoyed reading your story as well!
Welcome to Steemit!

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Thank you so much! (๑✧‿✧๑) That's very much appreciated! (๑•‿•๑) These photos are from when I got my first camera, so it's actually a bit embarrassing. I thought they were good at the time, haha! But when I transferred them to my computer and saw it on my large monitor . . . (๑˃‿˂).

I appreciate your upvote and feedback (๑✧‿✧๑).

The picture is great!:D and I love your writing style xD

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Thank you so much! (๑•‿•๑) Hahaha! (๑˃‿˂) I really appreciate that!

I know I made it sound melodramatic, but Japan at peak times . . . It's no joke, haha! That was pretty much what happened, minus me elbowing the tourists. All that happened was we brushed shoulders, and we both promptly apologized, and went about our business (๑˃‿˂).

Thank you for taking time to comment, and the upvote! (๑•‿•๑)

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I imagine a doc file full of ascii emojis xD

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Yes, ୧(๑•̀‿•́)૭ haha! I rearranged them to my liking, and saved them to Word (๑˃‿˂).

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hellooo agaaain! do you have discord app to chat about your amazing ascii emoji collection? XD I had a cool ideaaa!

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Hellooooooooo @fabiyamada! (๑˃‿˂) I don't have the app, but I can work something out (๑•‿•๑). What's your cool ideaaa?! (๑˃‿˂)

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I don't want to say it public xD

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I actually thought about that right after I posted, haha! (๑˃‿˂)

Soon, Japan.. He he... (^,..,^) The only country I wish to visit. Very nice picture... You can see culture and architecture kept well in tact.

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I hope you get to visit Japan! (๑•‿•๑) And yes, that's one of the many neat things about Kyoto. You get to see temples, shrines, statues, and all kinds of relics from the past still intact (๑✧‿✧๑).

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I know. (^__^) Hopefully.

wow sugei u go to kyoto @bizzaro, i hope i can be there too someday

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It was VERY SUGEEEEI (๑˃‿˂). Hahaha!

Yes! Save that money and get there! (๑•‿•๑)

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Haha, that was a great story! The photo might have ended up blurry, but at least you got a great story to share ;)

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Haha! Thank you (๑✧‿✧๑). I have many more! Blurry photos, that is . . . haha! I actually made a PowerPoint for friends with all my photos. But that file ended up being ridiculously large, so most weren't even able to download it, haha (๑˃﹏˂).

Great pics of the Kinkaku-ji! I am planning to visit it this summer and i´m really looking forward to it!

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Oh, nice! (๑✧‿✧๑) I need to get back there during different seasons! I hope you share your photos with us! I know I'm hardly following anyone at the moment, but I have a written list of people to check often (๑•‿•๑).

Wow nice! You are talented photographer ✨ also well written blog is always appreciated 😊

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Aw! You're too kind! (๑✧‿✧๑) Thank you so much! I learn by reading creative posts like yours (๑•‿•๑). I just saw your Pikachu pizza blog (๑˃‿˂๑) かわいい~!

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wow so different than cover in snow !!

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Yes! (๑✧‿✧๑) I like seeing landmarks in different seasons. I need to get to Japan during cherry blossom season.