Posts tagged "clouds"
Mt. Nyukasa... a journey through the clouds

Mt. Nyukasa… a journey through the clouds

A little over a week ago, I went with my friend, Kelly, and a small tour group to Mt Nyukasa aka Fujimi Panorama. The Panorama promised was not in the cards, however, as the temperature was slightly low and the humidity slightly high resulting in lovely, low clouds. When we rolled up to the base...
Some Deep Cuts pt.1

Some Deep Cuts pt.1

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been archiving my photo libraries trying to put some sensible order into the chaos. As I went back through several years of images, I realized that there were some that had been glossed over for any number of reasons… I suspect that laziness played the largest part. So what...
Sand Mountain, Nevada

Sand Mountain, Nevada

The first stop on Toni and my journey through the States recently was Fallon, Nevada. Fallon is a sleepy little flyspeck of a town that is known (at least locally) as the Oasis of Nevada. I was a bit skeptical of this label (it is in the middle of the desert in Nevada after all)...
Noto Peninsula Coast

Noto Peninsula Coast

From Lamp no Yado, Toni and I decided to take a drive along the coast of the northern tip of the Noto Peninsula on the second day. The weather had turned for the worse as far as walking goes, but really not too bad for pictures… at least for the times when the snow was...
Honeymoon Location 2: Lamp no Yado

Honeymoon Location 2: Lamp no Yado

From Wanosato, we trekked north along various expressways and eventually smaller roads to the very northern tip of the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture. It was a really neat trip through the Northern Alps out of the high passes into the coastal plains on the north coast of Honshu. It was very interesting to see...
Takayama: Day 3

Takayama: Day 3

Our last day in the area, we traveled an hour to Shirakawa-go and the village of Ogimachi, an historic village that is preserved in the traditional look and construction of the Kiritsuma-Gassho-zukuri style of houses. These houses are constructed to withstand enormous loads of snow and high winds that are prevalent in the high mountain valleys...
Takayama: Day 2

Takayama: Day 2

Our second day took us to the Shinhotaka Ropeway where we were treated to some spectacular views of the Northern Alps and a fantastic ropeway (tram) ride that took us to 2,200 meters. The mountains were already covered with a thick layer of snow and the frigid air was absolutely wonderful after the extra-long summer and...
Honeymoon Location 1: Takayama

Honeymoon Location 1: Takayama

Our first stop on our Japanese honeymoon was a lovely Ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) called Wanosato. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the setting and above all, the people who pampered us. We were treated like royalty and ate better than I have at any point in my life. Our dinners ranged from shabu-shabu...
Back from the honeymoon!

Back from the honeymoon!

My wife Toni and I were finally able to take the time for a proper honeymoon this last week… only two years late, at least we took one! So I guess it may not be technically what some would call an actual honeymoon, but it was exactly that for us. We took a road trip...
Snow on Mt. Oyama

Snow on Mt. Oyama

For a while now, I’d been wanting to take another hike in the nearby Tanzawa range, but having other things to do and not having a hiking buddy available kept getting in the way. Luckily, my friend Nicole had a friend, Pat, visiting from the States and my usual hiking partner (when Toni’s out of...
Guam Sunset

Guam Sunset

Recently, I had the pleasure of spending a week and a half in Guam while my lovely wife Toni was passing through on business. It’s kinda funny to fly from Japan to an American Territory and find the two very similar in lots of ways. In Tumon Bay where we stayed, the scenery was that...
Views of Fuji-san

Views of Fuji-san

One of my favorite subjects anywhere to shoot is mountains. Here in Japan, we have no shortage of the things and a great deal of them have that lovely, classic volcano look to them. Especially when they stand alone as Fuji-san does. It’s the most famous, tallest and most holy mountain in all of Japan...
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