Portfolio - Phillip Glombik

The Never-Sleeping Bamboo Forest

This is one of the most famous bamboo forests near Kyoto, Japan. Arashiyama Bamboo Grove looks absolutely stunning when you walk through or whenever you see it in pictures - however, there is one thing that comes with the fame: tourists. Like me, hundreds of people everyday make their way to the forest to take selfies and whatnot and it is a real challenge to get a picture of the place without anyone. A challenge that I failed, I might add, as you can see some people in the very centre.

I visited the forest twice - the first time was around lunch time and there was no chance to take any great photo. Ok, so the next morning I woke up earlier and arrived at 7 AM - just to find 20 people just like me that already took camp at this very well photographed spot. This is as close as I ever came to having this place empty.

- Phillip

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