I didn't take a lot of film images while in Japan. I traveled lightly, taking buses, trains, and walking everywhere. I gave in to the ease of a small camera phone rather than a bulky film camera. For most of the adventure I was really present and into the experience, taking everything in and forgetting the camera. I spent a lot of time writing and reflecting at the end of the day.
As a photographer I tend to shift more towards capturing the familiar. I find it hard to focus on the details of very new things or to frame an experience without reflection. I frequent the same places (and people) that I want to photograph, going into thorough detail to map out that experience. Travel photography takes practice and it is something I would like to work on.