Lake Biwa Aqueduct


Built during the Meiji Period (circa 1891), the Lake Biwa aqueduct served as Kyoto’s hydroelectric power generator. It was designed by Sakuro Tanabe, then a 21 year old fresh-faced young graduate engineer. The aqueduct is often credited for the industrialization of Kyoto and also served as a means of transport. Today, it is a tranquil and beautiful tourist spot.

This was a particularly difficult shot to take. It was almost evening, I was shooting into the sun, plus the cherry blossom trees which I wanted cast dark shadows over half of the picture. Correspondingly, it is also one of the pictures I’ve worked on the longest during the post-process stage, as it is a challenge to bring out the colors and details and yet keep it from becoming too surreal.

I’d like to think that I struck a pretty good balance in this version. Maybe I’ll change my mind again.

2 thoughts

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: