Getting a shot right in front of this Buddhist monk is not easy. I feel like I am intruding into his personal space so this was a hit and run attempt. I passed by him, framed him up close, clicked, then moved on. It helped that his hat was worn low. Had his eyes been visible, I would have been unnerved as I too would not want someone to point a camera directly into my face. Ah, the things I do for photography!
at the Kiyomizudera temple, Kyoto, Japan