I have heard of photographers going out and taking photos all night long to get the perfect shots and perfect their night photography. Taking photos at night is one of my biggest challenges when it comes to using my camera. I do love night photos so it is something I am working on.
While my friend and I visited Kyoto, Japan in June she wanted to go to an area called Gion to see if we would get lucky and see some Geishas. We had just arrived in Japan a few days before so I was still a little jetlagged. My friend also has a lot more energy than I do and she insisted that I go. I was literally falling asleep while I was at this beautiful area in Gion exploring the Yasaka-jinja Shrine. My photos could be a lot better, but I am very grateful now to my friend for convincing me to stay out until 3 o'clock in the morning.
I do not recommend that people go out it night and take photos by themselves when they are in a city whether it's their own or in another country. There it was a police officer walking around the area and my friend and I stayed together. We also took a cab home even though our hotel was not far a way and Kyoto is known to be a safe city. We did see something that looked like a raccoon run into the bushes which worried us a little as they can have rabies and be dangerous. That was the biggest danger we ran into that night.
In spite of the fact that I was tired that night and the following day, I'm glad that I had the opportunity to finally work on my night photography especially in such a beautiful, safe and guarded place. I often travel alone and make it a point to be in by dark so it's not usually possible for me to take photos at night. If I were to return to Kyoto one day I will return to this temple during the day and probably at night again!
I actually mustered up the energy to take a photo of this unusual decoration in our hotel of a very large lamp. We stayed at the Kyoto Century Hotel which is right beside Kyoto Station and was very convenient! It was clean and the staff was very helpful and friendly!
Here is the famous Kyoto tower right beside the Kyoto Station:
Do you like night photography? Thank you so much for stopping by my little corner of the world wide web. Please feel free to leave any comments and/or questions. I hope you all have a wonderful week!