Japanese photographer Usadanu (@usalica) is known for capturing breathtaking photography around the Kyoto area, particularly in shots that display its natural beauty throughout its very distinct seasons.
That means Usadanu and his camera are pretty busy in the fall, when koyo, brilliantly colored foliage, paint the already gorgeous city vibrant shades of red, yellow, and orange. While many across Japan travel to Kyoto’s major attractions such as Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Arashiyama, and Bishamon-do Temple to witness the colorful leaves, it’s sometimes in the more nondescript areas that one can find some truly beautiful fall scenery.
Usadanu showed just that, once again turning heads with a recent set of stunning photos he took of a fall leaf covered river in Kyoto.
The photos almost look like an oil painting with powerful layers of paint to create vividness and depth of color, and really show that some of Kyoto’s most beautiful scenery can be found away from the major tourist areas.
Of course, Kyoto changes its expression through out the seasons. Usadanu captures not only autumn, but also cherry blossoms in spring, snowy landscapes in winter, and other scenes of Kyoto that even the locals don’t know about, with a photo book and calendar that show off many wonderful shots.
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