Sony A7RII

Sony A7RII

Even after living here for several years Japan still surprises me. Last night I took my new Sony A7RII out on it’s first photowalk. I was sitting outside an American style dinner which had ‘Hot Rod’s’ parked in front of it, setting up for a picture of this roller coaster you see in the background. To my surprise when I turned back around, this young girl is just sitting there on the…

Niseko – Japan

Niseko – Japan

I have lived and skied in Japan for several years but never made it up to Hokkaido for it’s infamous powder snow. So this year I called up my buddies and told them to book tickets to Niseko. First stop was the ‘Sapporo Snow Festival’ and then we hit back country. It snowed twenty four hours per day for the first four days we were there. I have never seen so much snow and…

Arcanum

Arcanum

‘The Arcanum’ is something you should know about if your into photography in any way than you should take the time to learn a little more about it. After filling out an online application I was invited last September to join one of the cohorts under the watchful master Glenn Guy. What a fast passeded, exciting, overwhelming and amazing experience it has been so fare and it….

Tiny Planet

Tiny Planet

Tiny Planet Application. Try this next time you take a panorama shot and create your own ‘tiny planet’ image. This one was taken in Kobe at ‘Harbour Land’ a touristic area around the port where cruise ships tie up….

Sashimi

Sashimi

Good sashimi. While out exploring in Izumisano I walked down an old covered street. I stopped to take a photography of this fisherman’s store and he invited me in for lunch, no charge. I don’t think they see many foreigners chowing down on sashimi because his mother who was hiding in the back of the store came out to see me eat. I ate all the tuna they had left. In return…

Skate Park

Skate Park

The skate park up on Capital Hill where I took my nephews is fun for all ages. This guy almost jumped over my head. Pretty cool in my book. Every time I go to a skate park I think, if only I had a few speed lights I could cook up some magic lighting. I will have to bring them next time. Not just speed lights but my HSS set up for the Sony A7RII. If your into Sony camera’s or any others for that matter this is a….

Whale Encounters

Whale Encounters

Killer whales up close. Last weekend I went up to the San Juan islands in search of whales. I hopped on a boat in Anacortes and sailed south for a few hours. Somewhere in the Puget Sound near Port Townsend we found three….

Washington State

Washington State

I have spent the last two weeks hanging out here in Washington with family which is always a treat. We spent a few days out in eastern Washington along the meandering Columbia river in wine country. Staying at the infamous….