Archive for the 'Pretty Photos' Category

Posts including photos that I think are particularly pretty, usually about nature.

Taran and Kate at the Heian Shrine, Part 3

Today's post is the final installment of the story started in "Taran and Kate at the Heian Shrine". The previous installment ended with our having to wait for a massive crowd to clear. After all three of them 🙂 left, we had the place to ourselves.

It was only as I was walking around to join them that the first heron decided to fly away...

Birds in flight are almost as difficult to photograph as children (a bird's movement is marginally less erratic). I'm focus-challenged in the best of times, but in this case it was compounded by the fact [...]


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Taran and Kate at the Heian Shrine, Part 2

Today's post follows "Taran and Kate at the Heian Shrine", where I posted a few shots (and a wigglegram!) from a photoshoot the other day. Recent MBA-graduates Taran and Kate were looking to have some photos taken while on vacation in Japan, and got put in touch with me. I haven't done much real photography in a long while, except last month's mini session at Kyoto Tea Ceremony Camellia GARDEN, so I wasn't sure what to expect from myself.

We first met to get to know each other a bit over coffee, and I found them to be a fun [...]


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Taran and Kate at the Heian Shrine

I did a little photoshoot today with recent MBA graduates Taran and Kate, doing some traveling before heading into the workforce.

I'm out of practice of late, but they had such nice smiles and an easy-going nature, so it was a breeze. I've a bazillion photos to get through... for the moment, here are a few.

I'll post more later, but for today, I'll end with this wigglegram:

Continued here...


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Pleasant Boat Ride on a Pleasant Arashiyama Evening

I had a pleasant evening yesterday, with a relaxing boat ride on the Katsura River, in the Arashiyama area of Kyoto. An elementary-school friend of Manseki was in town and invited Manseki, who in turn invited some friends, which included me.

I took the subway and tram across town. At the final station, there's a "Kimono Forest", a small but well-done art installation...

I then met up with others at the boat dock for the two-hour ride...

Arashiyama's famous Togetsukyo bridge has been seen on my blog many times, including here here and here, but never quite from this angle. [...]


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Quick Test Photoshoot at Kyoto Tea Ceremony Camellia GARDEN

A friend in Kyoto that I've known for years has recently opened a second location for her shop, Tea Ceremony Camellia, which offers tea-ceremony experiences in English. Her new location, Camellia GARDEN, is quite picturesque, and after many missed tries to get our schedules to converge, I was able to stop by for an hour the other day to try for some photos.

We didn't have any plan for any specific photos, and didn't have much time, so I just went for some of the low-hanging fruit, to help build ideas for a real photoshoot some day.

Here's a hastily-made [...]


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