The Ox Wagons - Iriomote Island of Okinawa Japan
First off I gotta say, Okinawa is pretty cool. I feel like it's one of those places you have to go to or at least try to at some point in your life.
The whole time I was there I kept thinking I was in Hawaii but then nobody spoke english. Except it's not an annoying tourist trap like Hawaii is. This place is still pretty rural with amazing culture. Although hospitality sucks compared to mainland Japan. Okinawans are little bitches. That part reminds me of Hawaii. ;)
The past few months have been crazy. All I've done really is work which has left me with very little time to shoot photography.
I'm still trying to find that perfect balance between posting photography and camera news which is tricky. Posting tutorials and news is more friendly to Google which gets my site more views. Which is a good thing. I've tripled my viewership in the last two months. However, I've noticed people don't come back as often when I'm not posting photos regularly as there are a million camera news blogs out there.
So in an effort to make my front page more interesting to those who just love photography, I've decided to go back and start posting all my street photography until my blog grows to the point where I can make a living from it. Which hopefully will be soon. Then things will get crazy!
So hopefully now I'll have an interesting blend between HDR, Landscape and Street photography.
Mochi Girl - Tokyo Japan
Tokyo Girl preparing mochi balls. Shot with the Sony A7r with the Zeiss 35mm Sonar lens. An amazing combo for travel and street photography and was the bread and butter for most of my trip to Japan this year.
Believe it or not this was also a handheld HDR. Those actually usually turn out for me as long as you keep the shutter speed high.
I probably spent way too much time on an airport shot but hey, it was fun.
The Kawachi Fuji Garden is one of those hot spots / places to see before you die locations in Japan.
There are two tunnels, a dome, a small trail and an additional Fuji flower rack at this location. it really is pretty cool and very photogenic.
Although I was about a week early to get the full Fuji flower blast, the location was still very beautiful.
The only problem is places like this are often times very crowded in Japan, especially in the spring. So shooting around the crowds can be difficult and it requires a bit more work. In this case, it took shooting several shots that I then to combine together to get one clean, people free image.
It's a simple process and can really save your shot when traveling to those crowded locations.