Posts tagged "Mountains"
Travels and not writing…

Travels and not writing…

It’s been over a year since my last post. Crazy to think of that much time between appearances, but I’ve been rather busy and obviously this blog hasn’t been at the top of my list of priorities. Jumping back in, I do believe the last location I discussed was Grindelwald, Switzerland. Absolutely inspiring place! Since...
Europe So Far…

Europe So Far…

 Hello again, been a while! We’ve been living in Germany now since the end of March and have been in our home since the end of May. That’s two months living out of suitcases and almost two months setting up our house…throw in a personal transition from Aperture to Light Room for photo management and...
Colorado…

Colorado…

Before I go full on with our Germany move and the first couple of weeks, it occurs to me that I never posted from an old favorite and new favorite location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado and Charleston, South Carolina. This post will focus on RMNP and Snowmass with Charleston to follow soon. I make...
Mono Lake

Mono Lake

First off, my wife and I are fine in the aftermath of the largest earthquake ever to strike Japan and the accompanying tsunami… and the nuclear crisis. Many around me have voluntarily departed for the States, but there are a few of us who have decided to stay and weather the storm, so to speak....
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...
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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