In the Yellow Zone
Today I present another of my favourite shots from past Arashiyama Hanatouro’s. This shot was taken at my first Arashiyama Hanatouro on the same evening as my “Entering the Green Zone” photo. This yellow zone area is towards Okochi-sanso and is an area that often features in promotional material related to the Arashiyama Hanatouro.
Actually, this area also has featured in shots taken during the day time, by various famous photographers. Just do a Google image search on “Arashiyama Bamboo Forest”. However, I think it looks it’s best during Hanatouro, hopefully my BLOG can help in some way to get more people to come and photo it during this event. I’m still planning to shoot this area again during Hanatouro, because even though it’s one of my favourite shots, so far, I’m always pushing myself to improve on things.
This photo was taken with a Nikon F80 camera and an AF Nikkor 35f/2D lens on Fujicolor PRO400 film (my favourite nighttime film). I’ve made some edits to the first version of this photo which I published: I brightened the shadow areas, warmed it slightly, and enhanced the micro contrast levels a bit.
Finally a reminder that Arashiyama Hanatouro is on at the moment, every evening from 5:00pm-8:30pm. The last night will be Monday the 23rd of December.