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    The best policy is to plan your shots – be there ahead of time, know where [...]

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  • The Right Amount of Clouds The Right Amount of Clouds February 12, 2015, 12:12

    Mt Fuji is a moody mountain. It’s hard to photograph Mt. Fuji for a couple [...]

  • Circles of Confusion. Circles of Confusion. January 21, 2015, 19:50

    No. We aren’t talking about those things you do right before attempting to [...]

  • Dynamic Range: What’s the big deal? Dynamic Range: What’s the big deal? September 9, 2014, 03:10

    One of the things that I’ve mentioned a few times lately is the term dynamic [...]

  • 50mm f/1.4G Prime Targets August 25, 2014, 10:50

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  • Sometimes, the examples are right at your feet. Sometimes, the examples are right at your feet. August 2, 2014, 10:41

    This photo isn’t anything special. If I’m hit by a car tomorrow and this [...]

  • Glam and Glamour Glam and Glamour July 25, 2014, 11:10

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

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

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Content-ish things

Not the only monkeys at the Park

Not the only monkeys at the Park

by / on February 27, 2015, 09:47 / in Photo Stories

Yes, I know. Humans aren’t monkeys. They are apes. But the humans at the Jigokudani Monkey Park are just as much a part of the landscape as the Japanese macaques that everyone comes to see. I posted a bunch of shots a bit earlier that painted a very different visual image of the monkey park. With the long lenses and […]

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Don’t they have help for that sort of thing?

Don’t they have help for that sort of thing?

by / on February 25, 2015, 23:56 / in Photo Stories

So… Do the pilots have to pump their own gas, too?

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The Right Amount of Clouds

The Right Amount of Clouds

by / on February 12, 2015, 12:12 / in Photo Stories

Mt Fuji is a moody mountain. It’s hard to photograph Mt. Fuji for a couple reasons. One is that people like Yuga Kurita set the bar so high. The other problem is that the biggest uncontrollable factor can ruin you, or make you, and you have no idea which until you’ve made the effort to get out somewhere to take […]

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Well… at least it isn’t the post-season, yet.

Well… at least it isn’t the post-season, yet.

by / on February 10, 2015, 12:14 / in Photo Stories

There’s a particular balance to being a sports fan – you have to love watching your team win, and be happy seeing them lose to a worthy opponent. Goon squads, divers, and blind refs aside, getting worked up about a loss is always a bad idea. Especially if you are a Chicago Cubs fan. But the Hawks have been on […]

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All we needed was a cabin and a werewolf.

All we needed was a cabin and a werewolf.

by / on February 8, 2015, 19:01 / in News

Before we moved on to bigger and more matrimonial things, we got to chill back at that beach for an evening. Since we were all pretty stationary and content, I popped out the tripod and got some long exposures done. The big challenge with these photos was the thing that you don’t see in the photo – the sodium vapor […]

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And Tori no Ichi snuck up on me again

And Tori no Ichi snuck up on me again

by / on February 4, 2015, 11:14 / in Photo Stories

I mentioned last year how Tori-no-Ichi festival sneaks up and hits me like a ton of bricks. This year I was too busy to let it rock me as hard as it did last year. It’s a festival that amuses me because of the neighborhood around it being as diverse and… interesting as it is. At a lot of Japanese […]

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Never off the Grid

Never off the Grid

by / on February 2, 2015, 12:17 / in Photo Stories

Nowadays, you are never really off the grid. the RFID train tickets stretch further out into the countryside every year, and the cell phone towers and vending machines outpace that by a great distance. One thing that was a staple of Japan photography when I first got here was power lines – they were everywhere. In a lot of Japan, […]

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