• Ice to see you Ice to see you May 27, 2015, 11:52

    Yeah, yeah. I know. You were trying to forget that that happened. But one of the [...]

  • The less famous side The less famous side May 25, 2015, 04:41

    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 more place to see the city without a tripod. May 22, 2015, 10:42

    One of the biggest frustrations to me is that many of the places where you most desperately [...]

  • Best Skyline on the Planet. Best Skyline on the Planet. May 19, 2015, 18:35

        Nothing much else to say about it. These are composite panoramas taken [...]

  • Andrew has moved on. Andrew has moved on. May 17, 2015, 12:17

    Andrew has moved on to better and more interesting photographic experiments. But [...]

  • Not the Ocean Not the Ocean May 15, 2015, 10:08

    I’ve said it before, but that’s because it really sticks with me – [...]

  • Hopping back alley Hopping back alley May 12, 2015, 14:18

    Back in the alley again. Omoedeyokocho at this point, for me, has become an ongoing, [...]

  • Multi-use Trail. Multi-use Trail. May 10, 2015, 12:28

    The Lakefront in Chicago is pretty awesome. It’s one of the things that I [...]

Content-ish things

Ice to see you

Ice to see you

by / on May 27, 2015, 11:52 / in Photo Stories

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 […]

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The less famous side

The less famous side

by / on May 25, 2015, 04:41 / in Photo Stories

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 […]

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I got explored!

I got explored!

by / on May 23, 2015, 21:06 / in News

  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 […]

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Andrew has moved on.

Andrew has moved on.

by / on May 17, 2015, 12:17 / in Photo Stories

Andrew has moved on to better and more interesting photographic experiments. But every time I see a pigeon I still think of him. Also, of holding a strobe and chasing pigeons towards him. That was a ridiculous amount of fun that one time.

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Not the Ocean

Not the Ocean

by / on May 15, 2015, 10:08 / in Photo Stories

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, […]

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A Bubbler

A Bubbler

by / on May 8, 2015, 12:34 / in News

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 […]

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Proper Lock-jobs

Proper Lock-jobs

by / on May 5, 2015, 09:20 / in Photo Stories

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.

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