• Because Clearly 36 Megapixels are Insufficient Because Clearly 36 Megapixels are Insufficient July 23, 2014, 14:20

    Not too long ago, I had a discussion with Alfie Goodrich about the practice of stitching [...]

  • Role Models Role Models July 19, 2014, 21:33

    Role models are a funky thing. I mean – we don’t have a choice in the [...]

  • Misty Mountain Hop Misty Mountain Hop July 16, 2014, 22:58

    No typhoon was going to ruin our fun! While Nagano didn’t get off completely [...]

  • Slide Colors Slide Colors July 15, 2014, 06:14

    Gotta admit, nature did a great job that day, but Fuji came through with the assist. [...]

  • Ride Bikes. Ride Bikes. July 14, 2014, 09:19

    I take a lot of photos of bicycles. Part of the reasoning for that is that bicycles [...]

  • Making it work Making it work July 11, 2014, 23:22

    Sometimes you get lucky, and nature makes the photo work for you. But I’ve [...]

  • Back to Basics Back to Basics July 6, 2014, 20:09

    With my move up to the D800, I’ve kicked myself back to shooting black and [...]

  • My last roll of Ektachrome. For real this time. My last roll of Ektachrome. For real this time. July 4, 2014, 13:42

    Ektachrome’s been discontinued, and I’m not the sort of guy who goes [...]

  • I am currently very happy with Apple I am currently very happy with Apple June 15, 2014, 15:55

    Ginza, Tokyo There are now three Apple stores in Tokyo. But let me let you in on [...]

  • On color. Or none. On color. Or none. April 22, 2014, 15:45

    I know that I recently demanded that all of you go through a film phase as a step [...]

  • More as things develop… More as things develop… April 12, 2014, 07:57

    You’ve probably figured out that I’m a proponent of film. Film is cool [...]

  • Oops. Oops. April 10, 2014, 07:24

    I’ve got a bad habit. I’m a film cheapskate. One of the things I loved [...]

  • Looking at light Looking at light April 5, 2014, 13:31

    One of the things that always gets a good chewing on in photography books and classes [...]

  • Behind Enemy Lines Behind Enemy Lines March 24, 2014, 16:14

    Before Patissier Extraordinaire Ale Matsumoto departed for the other side of the [...]

  • Simple is Hard. Simple is Hard. March 22, 2014, 13:53

    I had to take some quick photos for recordkeeping purposes the other day. I didn’t [...]

  • But it’s all blurry! But it’s all blurry! March 7, 2014, 21:30

    Bokeh is a drug. It’s the blurry part of a photo. Look at this first photo, [...]

Content-ish things

Role Models

Role Models

by / on July 19, 2014, 21:33 / in Photo Stories

Role models are a funky thing. I mean – we don’t have a choice in the matter. There is the famous Charles Barkley I am not a role model commercial that throws that right in your face. Perhaps he genuinely has no desire to be a role model, but he is selling his image to Nike, in the hopes that people […]

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Ride Bikes.

Ride Bikes.

by / on July 14, 2014, 09:19 / in Photo Stories

I take a lot of photos of bicycles. Part of the reasoning for that is that bicycles are awesome. Really they are. They’re an under-utilized, under-supported means of transportation that really needs to be encouraged. Another part of that is that there are clear right ways and wrong ways to do things on a bicycle. But then there are also […]

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Back to Basics

Back to Basics

by / on July 6, 2014, 20:09 / in Photo Stories

With my move up to the D800, I’ve kicked myself back to shooting black and white digital. That extra 2.2 stops of dynamic range changes everything. So it’s time to go back to the basics and feel the new camera out. Black and white is gorgeous. It’s amazing. But it’s not as popular as color photography. That’s just the way […]

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Shibuya Kuyakusho Fail

Shibuya Kuyakusho Fail

by / on July 3, 2014, 10:45 / in Photo Stories

Sharrows can be an awesome thing. When properly applied, they show the drivers that bicyclists have a right to use the lane like any vehicle. But they often get applied dangerously, and this really scares me. If you ignore proper safe riding rules and apply dangerous sharrows, you give ammunition to lawyers who will do anything to twist the law […]

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Colors Everywhere

Colors Everywhere

by / on June 30, 2014, 15:08 / in Photo Stories

One of the really frustrating things about landscape photography is that you have absolutely no control over nature. You can put yourself in exactly the right spot with the right gear, but if nature doesn’t cooperate, then you’ve got nothin’. But when nature does come through, it can be awesome. One of the things that you hear a lot about is […]

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Why do I like this?

Why do I like this?

by / on June 24, 2014, 11:22 / in Photo Stories

I was walking down this narrow dark street in Shinjuku, when I thought I’d take a stab at shooting this scene. One of the nice things about digital cameras is that you can do that. I don’t feel any regret when taking a risk and shooting from the hip on a last-minute photo, especially on a 10-year-old camera that is […]

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All the world’s a stage

All the world’s a stage

by / on June 20, 2014, 06:47 / in Photo Stories

After Delphine and I accomplished our original mission, we moved on to what the internet might refer to as stretch goals. The ambiance of Golden Gai has changed recently. It’s become more welcoming, and some of the less desirable elements have been swept under other neighborhood’s rugs in order to stave off execution. When the Olympics were being courted, Golden […]

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