Sunday, August 26, 2012

Backyards, Charlie, and Belly Dancing

It's been a heck of a weekend. I've got pictures of flowers in the backyard, the many faces of Charlie the security cat and some shots from a Sunday walk-about. So, on with the show!

First, some flower pictures from the backyard.I was up at 5 am and the morning light was nice and soft, really made the flowers look nice.

Now, the many faces of Charlie the security cat.

This is Charlie with his "dreamy" face.

This is his "I'm peeved" face.

I'm busy thinking.
Still thinking.

His "I forgot what I was thinking about" face.

Charlie's "If you love me you should feed me" face.

Walk-about! A few pictures I took while walking around yesterday afternoon.

Father & Son time

Need a taxi?

The thing I like about Japan is that one never knows what one will see on an afternoon stoll.

Shake it!
Spin around!

And... the big finish!

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Second Chance Pictures

Ok, I'm a little bored, but I don't have any new material... so, I'm posting up a few pictures that didn't make the cut in previous posts. Yep, leftovers. Enjoy!

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Sunday, August 19, 2012


It's Summer and I'm loving it. Blue skies and beautiful cloud formations, people at the beach, people having fun; this is my Summer.

I love the clouds over the Yokohama Baybridge
And, it keeps getting better further down the water front


A temporary beach bar set up near a temporary beach.

A temp beach, but the kids don't mind.

Looks like I'm not the only one out taking pictures.

The Ferry landing at Kurihama beach.

Kurihama is where Commodore Perry came ashore.

It's a small beach filled with many BBQ enthusiasts.

Fun in the sun!

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bits, Pieces and Problems

Hello again. Today I'm posting up some odd shots of this, that, and pictures that didn't turn out the way I wanted.

I'll start with a public transportation shot of a bus and a train. I wanted to convey a sense of motion and I think I over did it.

Next up - the problem with "White Balance". Coming from a background in film photography, I did not understand the value of properly setting the "white balance" on my digital camera before I did some indoor pictures using existing light. The results were less than what I wanted; everything had a yellowish tinge to it.

Emi shopping for some new ink brushes

Another example of the same problem is taken inside one of our favorite Izakayas

Well, enough of the yellow, I've  learned my lesson.

Here are a few shots taken at the Yokohama Bashi indoor shopping street.

That last picture is Emi waiting for me to quit goofing around with the camera so that we can move on.

One last picture for the road!

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