Street Art in Rome

This was from my first day in Rome.  I headed out just after arriving at the hotel and saw this garage with the wall art right around the corner from the hotel.  I composed the shot to have the motorcycle look like it was climbing on top of the mini car.

Canon 7D with 24-105 4.0L lens.  Processed with Silver Efex Pro and Lightroom

Horsing Around in Mihama

Came across this photo after reviewing my December photos.  My friend and I were at Mihama Boardwalk playing around with our flashes, when I saw these young guys dancing and just acting silly.  I took a few photos of them and went back to what I was doing with my friend.  A few minutes later, one of them comes over to where I was wearing this horse mask.  Not able to pass this one up, I got my flash out and took a photo.  This is by no means a photo I will feature as one of my best, but it gives a little insight as to what goes on during an evening at Mihama here in Okinawa.

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Shot with a Canon 7D with Tokina 11-16mm 2.8 lens. Used a Canon 580EX II Speedlight off camera, handheld and activated with the wireless function in the 7D.

Typhoon to Rome

As i am writing this, there is a Super Typhoon blowing through this small island I call home.  Winds are about 120mph outside and I was considering what photo should I put up today.  A few of my photography enthusiast (or more aptly freakin insane) friends (David Orr and Pete Leong) went out to the coast and took photos of the typhoon's power.  I on the other hand, stayed in my comfortable home, ate too much food, drank too much coffee and watched Photoshop tutorials (Wow I'm boring!).  So today I'm posting a simple street photo from Rome.  Why would I post this on a day a typhoon is screaming through...?  I have no idea, it's just what I wanted to do.

I Miss Tokyo

I will readily admit; I live in a beautiful location here in Okinawa.  Gorgeous ocean views, sunsets that are the equivalent of anywhere in the world, and if willing, incredible underwater scenery, BUT I still miss Tokyo.  I've been here for just over a year and a half and I've created some wonderful photos, but when the weather is not cooperating, I find it hard to find interesting subjects.  That is rarely a problem in Tokyo; a short train ride will take you into vast photographic opportunities at just about every turn.  I often thought of Tokyo proper as my Jungle.  Concrete vs. rain forest, but challenging nonetheless.  One wrong turn and you could be hopelessly lost for a long time trying to get yourself reoriented to where you want to go.  Photographically, it's a different style vs. the incredible landscapes available here, but one could spend endless hours just wondering and taking interesting and unique photos.

This photo was from a trip to Tokyo last year just before Thanksgiving.  I had a day too myself and started walking around 10am from near Hiroo and came back to the hotel around 8pm with my turn around point in Shibuya.  I was walking the entire time with a 1 hour break at the famous Shibuya Starbucks.  This is one of many hundreds of photos I took that day.  An interesting shop built right on the sidewalk to repair/maintain bicycles as you wait.

Another photo from Tokyo during an all day photowalk I did a couple weeks ago. This was a bicycle repair shop right in the heart of the city and operated out of those sheds.

Another Day, Another 1,000 Won...Street Shots from Seoul

This is one of the few worthwhile shots I got from my recent trip to Seoul.  With the streets of the shopping districts packed with people, this was the only way to deliver goods to the vendors.  We were often having to dodge these motorcycles.  In this one the guy looks either bored or frustrated with what he has to do.


These next two photos are not of this motorcycle but similar function; delivering goods to the vendors.



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