Twitter Contest is Live, and Finding Dinner in the Alleys of Kyoto

Win A Free Book!  Twitter Contest is Live!

We have a new Twitter contest to win some free copies of “A World in HDR”, hosted by the team at @Peachpit.  It goes for three days and will be a ton of fun.  Anyone can enter, and you can enter as many times as you like!  For full details, see the Twitter Contest Page!

Peachpit (the publisher) is giving away three copies to some of the best photos found on Twitter.  Submit as many and as often as you like.  Note that my photos are not eligible — let’s use this as a way to find other great new photos and artists out there!  Again, all the details and info on The Judge can be seen on the Twitter Contest Page!

Daily Photo – Finding Dinner in the Alleys of Kyoto

After exploring an area (and era!) of ancient temples in Kyoto, I was absolutely starving.  I tend to get in a “shooting mode” where I do not undertake basic human necessities like eating, sleeping, and making regular bathroom breaks.  In fact, Nikon makes this great set of diapers you should try.  They’re Japanese so there are little buttons that dispose of everything and leave you fresh as a daisy.

Anyway, after shooting, I headed down into the old part of Kyoto to find a traditional Japanese dinner.  I sat there for a long time, enjoying myself thoroughly.

Finding Dinner in the Alleys of Kyoto

  • LOL at the diaper story!

    I guess the time in the EXIF is off a couple of hours? If not, where is everybody (although I know you don’t ‘like’ people in your shots)?

  • Nice touch with the “ghosting” person in the shadows.

  • Great shot as usual! Did you clone stamp the people away?;) Anyway, I like the empty and somewhat cosy atmosphere.

    Here are some invite codes for 217-139214,217-718183,217-973473,217-818763
    Maybe someone can put them on twitter please?

    ps. The Nikon diapers are ok, but for real hardcore photographers I would recommend the Canon stomi bag.

  • Trey, I am guessing here…you decided upon a Japanese retaurant! No pizza here. LOL I had pizza hut in Tokyo once…it was $50 for a pie! But was worth every yen! After a week…some homestyle food is always great! Have fun!

  • How did you get rid of the people in the photo?

  • Gorgeous picture!

  • Looks like a nice alley to search for dinner. Great job, Trey!!!!

  • It’s great that your photos are not eligible 😉

  • That is a great picture!
    We have some alleys like those in here… but I wouldn’t recommend going without some military escorting you (which is a shame ’cause the alleys are pintoresque in their own way).

    You are joking about the diapers, right? Are you? o.Ô

  • Hehe thanks all

    Hector – yes I am joking about the diapers.

    Darrin & Patrick – thanks — to get rid of the people, i just shoot at F22 or something insane like that and at very low ISO (like 50) — then the shutter stays open long enough so pedestrians create inconsequential light.

  • Impressive indeed unnatural but effective, magnificent colors. The magnificent place with lots of photographic opportunities.


  • casusan

    Love this – it looks so clean and glowing – not the typical ‘alley’ we are used to! Super shot Trey.

  • Facebook User

    Outstanding range of light
    organic wood & magical stones

  • Great shot. Wow, I think I’ve been down that alley.

  • Very nice image

  • Hehe… I knew the diapers were a joke (at least I expected to be), but it was fun asking about them.

    Have a great day Trey.

  • Jack Rice

    Haha, I’d hope they’d be more focused on continuing the R&D for great cameras rather than such “accesories”…

    Really cool photo, clever way of getting rid of people, looks like it’s worked really well. All those contrasting textures in the woods, bamboos, stone and the like are amazing. Like this one a lot.

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