My Photo Adventure

Osaka and Kyoto Train-spotting


Taking the train must surely be the most convenient and expedient way of zipping around the city. That and cycling of course….

As we were traveling free and easy, and speak virtually no Japanese, the efficient rail network is surely the way to go. Aided by maps and helpful locals and station masters, we managed to figure our way on the multitude of rail and subway lines around the city as well as to Nara and Kyoto.

I’ve always liked spontaneous street photography captures. However, I don’t have the guts to take them front on. Holding up a big DSLR really doesn’t help with furtive shooting. Such are the times when I regret not having one of those super compact and nifty compact cameras that virtually fit in the palm of one hand. Even when shooting in auto or P mode, the results can be fairly pleasing. Sharing my amateur shots from the various rail encounters…

Namba Station, right in the heart of Osaka

On the way into Osaka, from Kansai Airport

Underground connection within the Namba Station which is a main interchange station

Underground connection within the Namba Station which is a main interchange station

Such scenes are common as commuters rest while waiting their trains to arrive

Such scenes are common as commuters rest while waiting their trains to arrive

The low view of an oncoming train

The low view of an oncoming train

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He was completely focused on the platform….I was a little nervous he would just turn and see my camera pointing right at him.

Within the shades of Kyoto's Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, we had to pass a railway track. Was waiting for the train to pass us by.

Within the shades of Kyoto’s Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, we had to pass a railway track. Was waiting for the train to pass us by.

Part of the fun of riding the trains is the long walks underground with fantastic connecting passageways

Part of the fun of riding the trains is the long walks underground with fantastic connecting passageways

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It’s fairly common to see train riders carrying lots of bulky bags and luggages.

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3 responses

  1. jamielynne82

    I was in Kyoto this summer and was at that Bamboo Forest! So cool to see your take!

    September 24, 2013 at 8:29 pm

  2. jamielynne82

    I forgot to include the link to my Japan travels (I do photography too 🙂 if you’re interested!

    http://booksandbeverages.wordpress.com/tag/japan/

    September 24, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    • Thanks so much Jamielynne!!! Will definitely check out your photo site. Will be uploading my kyoto pix soon…..just so many to get through 🙂 a happy problem!

      September 24, 2013 at 8:48 pm

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