Mom came for a visit here in Busan, so I took her on a short trip to Kyoto. It’s one of my favorite cities in all of Asia. We were lucky because the cherry blossoms were in bloom when we went. I heard they were going to light up Kiyomizudera Temple for the occasion.
We waited in a long line, then made our way up a bunch of stairs. I found my spot and set up my gear. She stood by while I took this photo. Both of us said that it didn’t seem real to be there, in a pink fantasy land halfway around the world.
This was her second trip to Kyoto. Her first visit was in the early 70s’ with my father. Every photo has a story behind it. I’m grateful I could share this one with her. So, this one’s for you Ma! ~
- Camera: Sony A7 II
- Lens: Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS
- Aperture: ƒ/6.3
- Focal length: 30mm
- ISO: 200
- Shutter speed: 4s