Category Archives: Nature + Environment

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Sunset by Lake Inawashiro, Aizu, Japan

This shot was from the sunset down by the shores of Lake Inawashiro. You can see a lot more shots from our recent trip to Aizu by following the link below. This shot made with the Nikon D3X and 50mm f/1.2 … Continue reading

Momiji in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo
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Momiji in Yoyogi Park: shot in December, 2010

One from a couple of years ago but which hasn’t been posted before now. This was shot in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo, right at the end of the display of momiji that year. Love the way with this Mamiya 80mm f/1.9 … Continue reading

Ginko leaves at shrine in Asakusabashi, Tokyo
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Autumn still in full swing: Asakusabashi shrine

I was out for a few hours yesterday with one of my photography students, getting her sorted on some composition related items: leading the eye with line, colour, exposure mainly.  This little shrine near Asakusabashi subway station is a spot … Continue reading

Sea and coast in Izu, Japan
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Two scenes from a movie called life

These were shot down at the beach in Izu the other weekend at a place called Bentenyama. The larger island is called Bentenjima. Lovely 45mins around sunset spent just shooting the waves breaking over the low wall that runs along … Continue reading

Paddle boarding at sunset, Kamakura, Japan
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Paddle-boarding in the last of the sun., Kamakura, Japan

I don’t post many photos these days that are cropped to widescreen but this one just suited the crop. I actually have a custom ground-glass screen in my Nikon, which has 16×9 and Panavision crops ground into it. So when … Continue reading

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Futako Tamagawa riverside view, Tokyo, Japan, in infra red

This Time Last Year: Infra-Red at Futako Tamagawa In my occasional series of ‘let’s look up a photo I took exactly a year ago’ here is one from the riverside in southern Tokyo, taken in infra-red. I love how these … Continue reading

Autumn trees in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo, Japan
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Autumn in Yoyogi Park: the last of the sun

For part of yesterday I was teaching Daniel, who I first met when I co-ran a workshop here in Tokyo with Trey Ratcliff. We spent some time in the photo-library and cafe at the Canon S Tower in Shinagawa, working … Continue reading

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Cherry blossoms from momiji: Sankeien Gardens, Yokohama, Japan

Re-posting this one on the front page because it was almost a year ago I shot this and it was such a nice day out. Plus, the IR camera really made this scene surreal. The foliage was momiji [maple] but … Continue reading

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Waves of emotion: Natsuki and I get wet for some art

Gotta say that this was one of my favourite parts of last weekend’s workshop in Kyushu: getting in the sea and getting wet to get some great shots. Natsuki is a model that defies explanation. And I mean that in … Continue reading

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Mount Fuji sunset: Ami on the beach at Kamakura

One I shot a few weeks ago when my eldest son, daughter and I went down to Kamakura. Beautiful sunset, great views of Mount Fuji and Ami enjoyed the sea until it was dark…. Nikon D700 Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8

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Rainbow at sunset over Tokyo, Japan

Was sat at my desk doing some work and went outside for a smoke then spotted the rainbow. Yes, I know smoking is bad for you but I gotta say that some of the best shots I have ever taken … Continue reading

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Mount Fuji at Sunset from Kamakura Beach

Shot the other week when I took the kids to Kamakura’s north beach. Beautiful sunset. Even the guy who runs one of the beach bars there said he’d never seen a better one. Nikon D700 Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8

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A Bit of Late Morning Pussy Action: Shinagawa, Tokyo

I couldn’t resist the title of this post. A cheap gag, I know. But, this was shot the other week on a short walk with my wife that we took after dropping our youngest off at nursery-school. Just off of … Continue reading

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Momiji in Omori

Epson R-D1 Canon 50mm f/1.2 RF

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Which yellow’s gonna be first to fall? Ueno Park, Tokyo

I like autumn in Japan. Well anywhere actually but especially in Japan, where it signals the fact that one has autumn, winter and spring before another boiling, humid and insufferable summer comes along. I like it for the colour, for … Continue reading

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Which yellow is going to be first to fall? : Ueno Park, Tokyo

I like autumn in Japan. Well anywhere actually but especially in Japan, where it signals the fact that one has autumn, winter and spring before another boiling, humid and insufferable summer comes along. I like it for the colour, for … Continue reading

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Leaf in the last rays of the sun: Shimbamba, Tokyo

Had a nice half an hour on Friday afternoon, chasing the last of the sun around the neighbourhood where my youngest son goes to nursery-school. There’s a little shrine down by the Meguro River – Ebara Shrine – which I … Continue reading

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Dawn in Kita-Karuizawa, Gunma Prefecture, Japan

A lovely moment in lovely surroundings which made getting up at 4.15am with my kids very worthwhile the other week. The resulting photo was one of the top pics from G+ on October 2nd…. http://www.photoextract.com/plus-extract/2011/10/2 Nikon D700 Tamron 14mm f/2.8 … Continue reading

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Hanami in Japan, 2011: Naka-meguro cherry-blossom

From a photowalk I did recently. Mamiya 645AFDii Mamiya ZD Digital Back Carl Zeiss Jena 180mm f/2.8

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Japan after the earthquake: Sunset over Mount Fuji from Enoshima, March 20th, 2011

One of the shots from a week we spent in Zushi, just outside Tokyo, after the quake. Story and plus 211 more pics from that week, here: japanorama.co.uk/2011/03/29/japan-after-the-quake-part-1/ Mamiya 645AFDii Mamiya 35mm f/3.5 Mamiya ZD Digital Back

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Sakura: Omori, Tokyo

Had a wander after a meeting yesterday and found one tree on my way home, near home in fact, that was out in full blossom. Love the coming of the blossom here in Japan. Means spring is on the way … Continue reading

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Odd one out: Todoroki, Tokyo

Shot on my Japanorama photowalk up in Todoroki Ravine the other week. This little red leaf surrounded by yellow ginko just popped out at me. Mamiya 645AFDii Mamiya 80mm f/1.9 Mamiya ZD back

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Kamakura Photowalk: the soon-to-be-red

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Photowalk in Kamakura: momiji & ginko

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Photowalk in Kamakura; autumn leaves & copper roof

Haven’t uploaded anything for ages. Been so busy the past few weeks. Just before I head out to teach some students, uploading a few from a recent Japanorama walk in Kamakura. Mamiya 645AFDii Mamiya 80mm f/1.9 ZD Digital back

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Shooting the ginko: Gaienmae, Tokyo

I spent an hour or two up in Gaienmae with a student last week. Some great scenes. Shot this as a quick demo of how to get a great shot from the hip, focused at 3m distance with the 50mm. … Continue reading

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Thinking of Ernst Haas….

Was up in Aoyama yesterday with a student. Crazy crowds there taking pics of the ginko trees but this bench qwas empty and whilst all the locals were brushing the leaves off the benches to sit down, I was snappin … Continue reading

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Autumn leaves in the fountain; Omori, Tokyo

Back at the fountain I was at yesterday. .Weather much more clement today and the light was awesome around 3pm. Water was running pretty swiftly, wanted to stop-down to f/8 to get this as sharp as poss but that meant … Continue reading

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Lady + Cosmos: Samezu, Tokyo

Spent a couple of consecutive days recently down at the local canal, shooting the cosmos flowers. Lovely display. Needed a bit of relaxing time with the camera after some recent hectic and slightly stressful jobs. People for whom photography is … Continue reading