Sunday, November 15, 2015

Lake Kawaguchi Kappa Statues

At Lake Kawaguchi I spotted this strange pair of kappa statues amid the warm autumn foliage.

Nikon D600 with Nikon 24mm f/2.0 Nikkor AI @ f8, ISO 200,1/200 sec.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Golden Gingko Tree in Yoyogi Koen

Last week at the entrance to Yoyogi Koen, I spotted the first gingko turning yellow. Autumn colors on a gingko in Mid-October are not the norm here especially with the warm and pleasant autumn weather in Tokyo the last week or two. This specimen looked relatively young, so perhaps it was looking to get an early start on its elders?

Nikon D600 with Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AI-S @ f4.0, ISO 100, 1/50 sec.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

A Rose Called Pure Poetry

I had the pleasure of walking through the rose garden at Shinjuku Gyoen earlier this week. The amazing rose garden in the far east side of the park was peaking and is mobbed with admirers. I was drawn to a particular group of roses called "Pure Poetry".