At the Kamogawa After the Storm
Over the weekend Typhoon Talim (aka “1718”) moved it’s way across Japan from Kyushu all the way up to Hokkaido. In terms of scale it was the largest Typhoon in 25 years. Fortunately by the time it got to mainland Japan its intensity had weakened to a tropical storm. This photo was taken at the Kamogawa River in downtown Kyoto less than 24 hours after the storm had passed Kyoto. Due to the rains that came with the storm, there was so much water following down the Kamogawa, that it was difficult to hear the shutter or even the mirror sound from the camera.
This image is an HDR image made from 7 photos. The large building at the centre of image is a Chinese Restaurant. The building to the left is a traditional Japanese Restaurant. Along the opposite riverbank is a popular place for groups of young people or couples to sit at night during the warmer months of the year.
The spot where I captured the photos used to make this image is near the Keihan Gion-Shijo station SW exit (exit No. 2). It’s also about a 2 minute walk from the Hankyu Kawaramachi Station (use exit No. 1B). To get to this part of Kyoto from the JR Kyoto station catch the subway two stops to the North and alight at Shijo station, from there it’s about a 10 minute walk to the east. Alternatively you can catch a JR Nara Line “local” train from Kyoto one stop to Tofukuji then transfer to a Demachiyanagi bound train on to the Keihan Main Line there.
The photos used to make this image were captured with a Nikon D300 camera and a Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM lens mounted on a tripod. HDR conversion was done using Aurora HDR 2017. Final post processing was done using DxO Optics Pro 11.
Note: This is my first BLOG since March this year. We’ve been busy with some business and family things since then. I plan to make an entry about some of the things we’ve been doing on my other BLOG in the near future. Thank you for your understanding and support.