Kyoto in Black and White

I recently went over some of the images I took on what till this day I still consider to be my favorite photo walk ever. ┬áThinking about exploring the rain soaked streets of Kyoto on our most recent visit to Japan brings back some great memories of that beautiful city. These photographs were originally processed […]

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Meow!

Just found this image buried in my archives. Almost forgot about it! I met this cat on a leisurely stroll in Kyoto this past spring. He was perched on a ledge overlooking someone’s backyard, relaxing and enjoying the calm day. Took this with one of my favorite lenses, the Tokina 50-135mm f/2.8. I think the […]

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Exploring Kyoto

Something I found fascinating during my last stay in Japan was exploring little side streets and alleys wherever we happened to be. Tucked away in bustling neighborhoods and often times barely wide enough for single-file foot traffic, these paths offer peaceful exploration away from the busier main streets, and are full of interesting sights. I […]

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Why I Shoot RAW

Just like any given subject on the planet, there are many varying opinions on the JPEG vs RAW issue. As for me, I shoot RAW. Ok, so I’ll shoot the occasional JPEG, perhaps when using my Canon S90. But other than that, it’s all about RAW for me. Why? There are many advantages to shooting […]

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Riding the Shinkansen

My friends in Kyoto tell me it takes them a good 9 hours to drive to Tokyo from where they live. We traveled the same distance in about a third that time on a Japanese bullet train, or Shinkansen, last week. These trains really haul! Check out the video posted above that I took from […]

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Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

I’ve always been fascinated by photos of these kinds of shrines in Japan. Today I finally got to take a few of my own. We came to this shrine in Kyoto really early in the morning today to avoid running into other people, and it turned out to be a really good idea. By the […]

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