Bamboo Dreams and Disapointments

Japan entices with many stereotype images that are often as obtainable as your imagination hopes they will be.

But not always.

Kyoto is famous for, among other things, it's bamboo groves. The temple areas on the outskirts of the city are especially bountiful, but on our first visit the weather was not. Slow, hand held lenses in wet and overcast conditions are a tough call, even for the capable little OMD's, but occasionally a composition appears to save the day.


The camera was the OMD and the lens, the 75-300 zoom at about 100mm.