The Walk Down to Peveril Castle

The Walk Down to Peveril Castle

The Walk Down to the Peveril Castle It's been a while since I posted on the blog as I've been visiting friends and family back in the UK. Lots of eating and drinking and really bad internet connection has stopped me posting. Anyway to start the New Year I thought I'd post some of my England pho [...]
Torii Gate on the Beach Naoshima, Japan

Torii Gate on the Beach Naoshima, Japan

Torii Gate on the Beach Naoshima, Japan A long exposure shot of the Torri Gate on the beach near Benisse Art Museum Naoshima, Japan. The gate was lit up with car headlights behind me so I took a few long exposure shots and what you see is a composition of two them. The sky was so atmospheric you [...]
Giant Pumpkins and Yurts on Naoshima Art Island

Giant Pumpkins and Yurts on Naoshima Art Island

Giant Pumpkins and Yurts on Naoshima Art Island Here's a shot of one of the many giant pumpkins dotted around Naoshima Art Island. The Island itself is home to many outdoor sculptures and contemporary art Museums. The island is a arty persons dream. There's even a James Bond museum, inspired by t [...]
okonomiyaki

Hiroshima Soul Food Okonomiyaki

Hiroshima Okonomiyaki Hiroshima Okonomiyaki or Japanese pizza is a crepe-like dish containing meat, seafood, cabbage, and so on. It's so loved by Hiroshima people that there are more than 2000 Okonomiyaki restaurants in the prefecture. The savoury pancake food is seen as fast food. It's fascinati [...]
View of Kyoto from Ginkakuji or Silver Pavilion

View of Kyoto from Ginkakuji or Silver Pavilion

Ginkakuji This Shot of Kyoto from Ginkakuji (銀閣寺, Silver Pavilion) or Higashiyama Jisho-ji which is the official name. It is a beautiful garden with excellent views of Kyoto from the top. We just managed to get there on our bikes before it closed for the end of the day. This is a 3 exposure HDR s [...]
Hiroshima A-Bomb Dome

Hiroshima A-Bomb Dome

Hiroshima A-Bomb Dome We took off from Kyoto on the Shikansan (bullet train) for a quick visit to Hiroshima, Japan. The shot above is of the A-Bomb Dome that now forms part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial (広島平和記念碑 Hiroshima Heiwa Kinenhi), also called the Atomic Bomb Dome or A-Bomb Dome (原爆ドーム Ge [...]
Kyoto Ryokan Stay and Nine Course Meal

Kyoto Ryokan Stay and Nine Course Meal

Kyoto Ryokan We stayed in a very fancy Kyoto ryokan (Kyoto cuisine and ryokan Shiraume) for one night to treat ourselves. Having stayed in a hostel previously it felt so luxurious. It was a great experience and the food was exquisite. For dinner and breakfast we had the choice of Japanese or Amer [...]
Deer in Nara Park Kyoto

Deer in Nara Park Kyoto

Nara Park Full of Deer A stag just a stones through from the path in Nara Park, Kyoto, Japan. The deer are so tame and not phased by humans at all. There are also vendors that will sell you deer cookies or crackers to feed to them. Some deer have even learned to bow to visitors to ask to be fed a [...]
Bamboo Forest Arashiyama District Kyoto

Bamboo Forest Arashiyama District Kyoto

Arashiyama Kyotos Bamboo Forest A HDR shot of Kyotos famous bamboo forest or grove. This is three exposures of + and - 2.0 EV blended together and shot handheld. There was such great light behind the bamboo. Although if I'd have got there earlier maybe I would've beat the tourists.   [...]
Sagano Arashiyama House Overlooking the River

Sagano Arashiyama House Overlooking the River

Sagano Arashiyama Sagano Arashiyama a house looks over the river just out of shot. Arashiyama (嵐山) is a pleasant, touristy district in the western outskirts of Kyoto home to the famous bamboo forest often photographed. This spot is a short walk from the bamboo forest away from all the tourists. I [...]