Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Fall flowers are pretty too!

I grew up in a the almost season-less sub-tropical climate of Southern Florida. It was hot, humid & wet in the summer and cool (almost never cold) and dry in the winter, which resulted in a practically endless growing season. There was very little variation in the flowers and plants that grew, and flowers for the most part would bloom year round.

This is not the situation in Tokyo and most of Japan. Seasons seem to be very distinct with certain flowers only appearing briefly during certain seasons. The Higanbana (red spider lily), white spider lily and toad lily appear in early fall. I'm still not sure what the purple and white bloom is.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

What did you do over the summer?

What did you do this past summer? If it's summer in the northern hemisphere, our family almost always heads south for several weeks down under for winter.

This year we went a little further south than usual, and had a great family road trip on the Great Ocean Road. We saw many amazing sites, the highlight of course was the Twelve Apostles near Port Campbell in Victoria.

Nikon D600 with Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR II AF-S IF SWM @ 16 mm, f5.6, ISO 200, 1/250 sec.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Autumn Sumo Basho at Ryōgoku Kokugikanu

Spent this past Saturday afternoon at the Autumn Sumo Basho (tournament) at Ryōgoku Kokugikanu. Of course I brought my camera and was lucky capture a few good shots of the action.

Nikon D600 with Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF @ 200 mm, f4.0, ISO 1250, 1/200 sec.