Friday, March 30, 2007

Friday, March 23, 2007

If you can handle Charlie Rose, there is an interview that the had with HENRI CARTIER BRESSON here as well as interviews with several other well-known photographers.

Daily photos from Vienna, Austria

I found this blog recently: The Daily Photography of Andreas Manessinger. His puts up a photo a day, and has some interesting commentary too.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Speaking of black and white conversions, for some reason, many of mine become grainy---oh, sorry, noisy---when converted. Have used various ways, but much of the noise seems to be in the red channel. This one turned out ok as far as grain goes. I can always pretend the noise is like the grain of old TriX film.

Not yet

Supposedly, cherry blossoms have started blooming in Tokyo. Seems too cold for that---haven't seen any yet. These are from last year

Monday, March 19, 2007

Tough to find much wildlife in Tokyo. It's here, but not much. A lot of birds and waterfowl are around the Tamagawa (river) area. Now if only I had a decent long lens...With the Nikkor 70-300G, it takes tons of work and a lot of luck to get a somewhat satisfactory photo under most conditions.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Favorite tree

The blooms only last a few weeks in March, but it is one of the most attractive ornamental trees in Tokyo

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Clouds below

As the sun was setting on Feb 18th at Utsukushigahara. D70, Tokina 12-24 aspherical@24mm.
1/160 F10 ISO 200, from NEF. Converted to BW with Photocamel's plug.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Visit the Tama area?

A New York Times article with some good ideas of the Mt. Takeo area. The writer does not seem to know that there is Tokyo the city, and Tokyo the prefecture (state). Takeo is not in the city obviously. I would pass on the raw chicken too. Although it may be considered safe in Japan---as is raw hamburger despite illnesses resulting from eating it---I would not risk a serious illness from doing so.