Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Alice is in Central Park

On our family adventure in New York this past summer, we spent many hours walking through the fabulous Central Park. The family all marveled at the wonder located in this huge park in the center of the massive city. What an amazing place with so much to see and do!

We visited many of the monuments and statues throughout the park, but I especially liked the Alice in Wonderland sculpture. A truly amazing piece of are inspired by amazing literature!



Nikon D600 with Nikon 24mm f/2.0 Nikkor AI @ f4.0, ISO 100, 1/100 sec.





Nikon D600 with Nikon 24mm f/2.0 Nikkor AI @ f4.0, ISO 100, 1/60 sec.




Nikon D600 with Nikon 24mm f/2.0 Nikkor AI @ f4.0, ISO 100, 1/80 sec.




Nikon D600 with Nikon 24mm f/2.0 Nikkor AI @ f4.0, ISO 100, 1/125 sec.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Evening Stroll down Takeshita Dori

Last week my wife and I took a quick stroll from our house to Takeshita Dori in Harajuku. Even on a Sunday evening the street is full of life... At least until about 8 pm when most of the shops start closing.



Nikon D600 with Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AI-S @ f4.0, ISO 400, 1/50 sec.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Tarō Okamoto's L'Homme Végétal at the Hakone Open Air Museum

At the end of July, my sister came to Tokyo for several weeks to enjoy the end of her summer holidays before returning to Syracuse (and spend quality time with her nephew and niece). One of the first things we together was spend the day in Hakone. After summer vacation visits to some amazing museums in New York and Cleveland, you may have thought incorrectly that I must be tired of visiting museums. The fact is a visit Hakone without a visit to the Hakone Open Air Museum would be incomplete.

It's hard for any attraction in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park (富士箱根伊豆国立公園) area to compete with the natural beauty of the area. However, the amazing surroundings combined with amazing art is always a winning combination. There is plenty to see in the museum, and the gardens don't hold back with the amazing world class sculptures. After passing through the entrance, L'Homme Végétal by Tarō Okamoto is one of the first of many amazing sculptures you will encounter. I'll post a more of my photos from this visit, perhaps a sculpture from Henry Moore, Picasso, Alexander Calder, or Giuliano Vangi.



Nikon D600 with Nikon 24mm f/2.0 Nikkor AI @ f8, ISO 100, 1/250 sec.




Nikon D600 with Nikon 24mm f/2.0 Nikkor AI @ f8, ISO 100, 1/320 sec.