Friday, February 29, 2008

Photo Book (写真の本)

I have produced a book of a collection of photos I have taken over the last 10 years. It includes animals, wildlife, landscapes, people and Japanese scenes. You can check it out here, and even buy it if you are interested. I had a few copies made for presents and was very pleased with the result and book quality.


Thursday, February 21, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Water Bead (水滴)

More macro fun...

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Slater Bug (ダンゴムシ)

again, reversed lens...

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Thursday, February 14, 2008

What is it?? これは何だろう??

Taken last night messing around with the reversed lens...

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Reverse Macro (リバースマクロ)

I tried this out last night with a cheap used lens that I picked up at a second hand camera shop. I have only taken a few quick snaps but was pleased with the result so far. This is a 22mm 5 yen coin. Click on the image to see a a larger resolution version of the pic. This is much better than a 1:1 macro shot!


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Getting Lucky (ラッキーチャンス)

It's not often these guys let you get close to enough to where they perch to take a decent pic. This black kite moved a few times, but finally got used to me following him and let me get reasonably close for a decent shot. (taken on the same day as the one below)

Friday, February 8, 2008

Drowned... (溺れた。。。)

Came across this unfortunate dog while at shooting in the creekbed 2 days ago. Notice the collar.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Black Kite in Flight (飛んでる鳶)

I had some pretty harsh light for photography yesterday, but I had the afternoon off, so I wanted to make the most of it. I went to the local river and sat watching the black kites doing their normal routine. Although the bigma is considered a bad lens for birds in flight, I was pretty happy with some of the results I got yesterday.