Japan - Jeff Henry Photography
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The Gates of Kyoto

The Gates of Kyoto

I think it is one of the most incredible man-made structures to see in Japan. Pictures only do it partial justice and seeing the entrance from the road does little to inspire, but getting there and beginning the walk up the mountain it becomes breathtaking. The Fushimi Inari Shrine is probably my favorite place to visit in Japan, with the exception of the incredible camera stores in Osaka and Tokyo

I've been to Fushimi Inari several times, and I continue to feel the pull to visit it again. Each opportunity to photograph there is unique, and different opportunities are present throughout the day. Photographing it the morning, mid-day, evening and at night all produce incredible images, each with their own unique characteristics. And, during my several visits I’ve photographed it on different cameras and mediums, from the standard point and shoot up to medium format film, which is what this image was taken with.

The film, Portra 400, gives this image a vintage look. I love it.

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