Title: Moored in Bikan
Taken: April 4th, 2016
Location: Bikan Quarter, Kurashiki Japan
Technical: Nikon D-750, 31mm, F8. ISO64

One of the few remaining canals in the Historical Bikan Quarter.

Night falls in the Historical Bikan Quarter, Kurashiki Japan.
Merchants have closed their shops, tourists settled in for dinner and the canal’s boat services have moored for the night. The Bikan canal is peaceful and dreamy as the sun’s final rays retreat for the evening.

Title: Electric Arteries of Tokyo
Taken: April 13th, 2016
Location: Tokyo Japan
Technical: Nikon D-750, 35mm, F8. ISO64

Taken from the 40th floor observatory at The Japan World Trade Center

Tokyo is alive and always on the move.

Title: Early Morning, Bamboo Road
Taken: April 6th, 2016
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Technical: Nikon D-750, 16mm, F8. ISO80

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Kyoto Japan

The Arishiyama Bamboo Grove is a mystical place that transports you to another world.  Looking into the forest the bamboo appear to go on forever, the soft light and endless shades of green envelop your senses with an overwhelming calm and appreciation for simplicity.

Title: Rainbow Bridge Perspective
Taken: April 18th, 2016
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Technical: Nikon D-750, 31mm, F8. ISO75

The majestic Rainbow Bridge connects Tokyo mainland to the Odaiba waterfront development.

Tokyo bay is quite beautiful after sunset and the Rainbow Bridge allows you to quickly change your perspective and look back at the city you were in just moments ago. Taken from Daiba park outside the Odaiba Waterfront, you are transported from the constant movement and busyness of the city to the tranquil bay and slowly passing water taxis.  If you’re ever in Tokyo, leave the skyscrapers behind and head to Daiba park where you can watch the sun set behind the city and the Rainbow Bridge reveal it’s glow. It’s a welcome change of pace.

Title: Memories of Kyoto
Taken: April 8th, 2016
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Technical: Nikon D-750, 22mm, F8. ISO80

The Serene Yakama Temple in Kyoto

A very challenging shot because of the constant traffic on the street.  I settled in for the sunset and persuaded traffic to go around my tripod.  A beautiful street in Kyoto, the small wooden shops, antique lanterns and brick street is something you must experience first hand.

Title: Spring Glow at Kiyomizu-dera
Taken: April 6th, 2016
Location: Kyoto, Japan
Technical: Nikon D-750, 16mm, F8. ISO80

Kiyomizu-dera Spring Lighting Event

Blog posts for this journey Adventures in Ducking the Tripod Police

This shoot was one of my favorites while visiting Japan.  I didn’t know what to expect, and didn’t realize how popular the Spring Lighting Event was at Kiyomizu-dera. I was lucky enough to be there for this yearly event, and an amazing sunset. From the entry into the temple, to dodging the tripod authorities, the evening was not your typical sunset/blue hour shot.  Once the sun set, the trees and temple were lit which gave an amazing glow to the entire landscape.  Check out the full adventure and backstory in my blog.  Link to the left.

Title: Winter’s Heavy Hold
Taken: February 16th, 2016
Location: Rhode Island
Technical: Nikon D-750, 16mm, F8. ISO100

Crisp winter morning reveals a very heavy snowfall.

Blog posts for this journey Finally Heavy Snow

This photo was 2 years in the making.  This pond is at the end of my street, so I am always looking for a good time to photograph it.  I’ve snapped ducks and geese, fall colors and spring growth. But I’ve always wanted to get the right conditions for a crisp winter seen after passing by one morning and snapping a photo with my iPhone. Seen Here  Since then, I’ve drastically expanded my photography knowledge and always have a camera in my car.  After I heavy snowfall one evening, I knew I would be here in the morning, hoping that it wasn’t too windy overnight so the snow held on to the branches. This is a blend of 2 exposures with mild PP.

Title: Crash and Retreat
Taken: February 19th, 2016
Location: Frank Sound, Grand Cayman BWI
Technical: Nikon D-750, 17mm F5.6. 1sec ISO80

The sun sets as the ocean retreats from the cliffs in Frank Sound.

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I was vacationing with family during my stay in Grand Cayman and on our last day I awoke to an overcast sky, ending my last opportunity for a sunrise at another location I had scouted.  I had covered the other spots I wanted to photograph during our stay, so the last sunset of my trip was open to spots that didn’t make the cut previously. I had one in mind, though it was 30 minutes from where we were staying. That afternoon we all went downtown and on our return got caught in traffic.  I gave up hope that I would get in one more shoot before leaving. We passed this spot only 10 minutes from our villa.  I kicked everyone out of the rental,  sped back and setup in just enough time to catch the last rays of sunlight.  Even while shooting I didn’t think much of the shot.  Probably because I was rushing, and felt unprepared.  Now this is one of my favorite pictures.  You never know.  #DiscoverthePhoto

Title: Twisted, Fallen and Still
Taken: February 17th, 2016
Location: Collier Pond, Grand Cayman BWI
Technical: Nikon D-750, 40mm F8. 1/160 ISO80

A reminder of the destruction Hurricane Ivan delivered to Grand Cayman BWI.

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After 4 evenings I finally got some interesting clouds and snapped this right before sundown.  Initially I tried to get a sunrise shot, thinking the early sun would hit the tree as it rose behind me, however because of trees it didn’t reach the tree until well past golden hour.  I played with the composition a lot before settling on this angle.  I wanted to show the size of the tree, but still show the vastness of the pond. #DiscoverthePhoto