Autumn in Kyoto / by Glenn Dixon

It is hard not to be completely seduced by the colours of a Japanese Autumn. As you look toward the mountains the trees retreat in a mosaic of crimson tones. Some species of tree remain green throughout this brief seasonal change resulting in a wonderful colour contrast. As you meander through the narrow streets of Kyoto, you catch glimpses of quiet Zen Temples and Buddhist Shrines hiding behind a patchwork of foliage.

My intent was to explore colour and photograph it detached from the environment. Removing line, sharpness and depth from a photograph moves you closer toward a study of colour. You are less distracted by perceivable objects and drawn in through subtle colour gradation. The photographs in this series were created using a long shutter speed and panning the camera through the trees.

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