Yeah, yeah. I know. You were trying to forget that that happened. But one of the cool things that I got to see this winter in Tokyo that I wasn’t ever expecting to see was a frozen pond. Now, don’t get too excited. This wasn’t break-out-the-shovels-and-lace-up-the-skates, but it was nice to look at. I went down to the wildlife sanctuary […]Read more ›
One of the biggest frustrations to me is that many of the places where you most desperately want a tripod are the places that specifically prohibit tripods. Sadly, this does sometimes make a [...]
Nothing much else to say about it. These are composite panoramas taken from just outside the Adler Planetarium. [...]
Back in the alley again. Omoedeyokocho at this point, for me, has become an ongoing, long-running project. And these days, it’s a hopping place to be on a weekend evening. Which, I’m [...]
The Lakefront in Chicago is pretty awesome. It’s one of the things that I miss about Chicago. Here in Tokyo, there is a harbor. It’s not really the sort of place you go hang out. [...]
There is a lot of… I would have said column-inches, but that dates me… bandwidth?… dedicated to telling you exactly what you need to buy for your camera. And there is a lot [...]
The Art Institute of Chicago is amazing. I didn’t get it when I was a kid, at all. It wasn’t until my friend Danielle went on a rant about how excited she was to be able to see all [...]
- The single most important camera accessory.
- Can you look at just the luminosity channel IRL?
- Circles of Confusion.
- Dynamic Range: What’s the big deal?
- Prime Targets
- In Defense of Zooms
- Sometimes, the examples are right at your feet.
- Glam and Glamour
- I am currently very happy with Apple
- On color. Or none.
Ice to see you
Yeah, yeah. I know. You were trying to forget that that happened. But one of the [...]
The less famous side
The other side of the Kawaguchiko ropeway has a volcano and a roller coaster park. [...]
One more place to see the city without a tripod.
One of the biggest frustrations to me is that many of the places where you most desperately [...]
Best Skyline on the Planet.
Nothing much else to say about it. These are composite panoramas taken [...]
Andrew has moved on.
Andrew has moved on to better and more interesting photographic experiments. But [...]
Not the Ocean
I’ve said it before, but that’s because it really sticks with me – [...]
Hopping back alley
Back in the alley again. Omoedeyokocho at this point, for me, has become an ongoing, [...]
The Lakefront in Chicago is pretty awesome. It’s one of the things that I [...]
Eric and I
Well, he isn’t half-a-bee, but he was chilling in front of my macro lens on [...]
The ume are out! Go get ‘em
Saying this will surprise no one, as I wear this particular heart on my sleeve rather [...]
Runners are Weird
If a Marathon starts without any spectators, will anyone cramp? I was in a bit of [...]
I learned a new word when I moved to Japan: Illumination
Illumination is an event. It’s not a noun to use when referring to the effect [...]
Every Saturday, things blow up!
Every Saturday in Tokyo, things blow up! Well, they blow up in a very controlled [...]
FIVB World Volleyball Champions Cup
Through the convergence of a clear Sunday schedule, and a random act of kindness, [...]
Tokyo Fashion Night Out
Tokyo Fashion Night Out is a little weird – Since a lot of the major designers [...]
A Whole Lot to Pile into One Day.
I had an interesting opportunity fall into my lap. Adrienne was coming from the States, [...]
The single most important camera accessory.
There is a lot of… I would have said column-inches, but that dates me… [...]
Can you look at just the luminosity channel IRL?
Some of the older motion picture cameras used a splitter to direct certain bands [...]
Circles of Confusion.
No. We aren’t talking about those things you do right before attempting to [...]
Dynamic Range: What’s the big deal?
One of the things that I’ve mentioned a few times lately is the term dynamic [...]
Tamron 14mm f/2.8 Since I went off on zooms a while back, I suspect I should talk [...]
In Defense of Zooms
I trashed-talked zooms a bit in a post not too long ago, but sometimes zooms are [...]
Sometimes, the examples are right at your feet.
This photo isn’t anything special. If I’m hit by a car tomorrow and this [...]
Glam and Glamour
One of the more interesting perks of living in Japan is that, by virtue of being [...]
The other side of the Kawaguchiko ropeway has a volcano and a roller coaster park. But make sure you check out the lake side as well, it has a nice view of lake Kawaguchi, and the surrounding city. In an interesting footnote, this photo shows the bridge that allowed me to identify lake Kawaguchi when I was climbing up Mt Fuji […]Read more ›
I know the algorithm is all kinds of wonky, but I’ve only ever been ‘explored’ on Flickr once before, so it was kinda a nice surprise to come home to. Especially since today was a long, productive day. I got stuff done today. So I’m gonna eat my dinner, do a little more work, and then celebrate by seeing […]Read more ›
I’ve said it before, but that’s because it really sticks with me – a comment by someone that I used to know. A comment about people in Chicago pretending the lake is an ocean. It made me laugh at the time because that is a fundamental misunderstanding of the situation. We know it’s not an ocean. There aren’t any sharks, […]Read more ›
Buckingham Fountain is a bit of a weird duck. In some contexts, it’s very standard American – built by a rich American, memorializing a family member back when we were dealing with the first wave of industrialization oligarchy. But most people think of it as the fountain at the beginning of Married… With Children. There’s a bunch of stuff in […]Read more ›
You don’t usually see bikes locked properly in Tokyo. It may be because of the relative safety, or perhaps the illusion of safety, but I definitely got funny looks when I was using my chain and u-lock. Clearly, this rider has some Chicago pride, and the Chicago bike-locking skills to go with it.Read more ›