Sunday, December 21, 2014

Tayuu in Kyoto

In general, it hasn't been a very productive year for my photography. However, here's a shot from one of the most interesting photo events of my 2014. This is the tayuu Kikugawa, and I was only able to get this picture - on my phone [sigh] -  because I was spending the day helping John Paul Foster, geisha photographer extraordinaire. I was helping him with his lighting and backdrops as he had a very limited window of opportunity to work with this particular tayuu. For the best geisha photography I'm aware of, here's John's website and blog. Here's hoping 2015 sees me out with a camera more often ...

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Cherry Trees in Autumn

Another one from Yawatashi, another empty bench ...

Monday, December 01, 2014

Autumn Walk

I haven't been able to get out much with the camera this autumn and I've missed the peak colours, and the crowds. These are the cherry trees at Yawatashi, a good place for an early morning walk with the local cats.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Monday, November 03, 2014

Approaching Autumn

Trees holding hands & turning leaves ...

Friday, September 05, 2014

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Bows & Arrows II

Archery in Kyoto ...

Link to previous archery shots: Bows & Arrows I

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Monday, June 02, 2014

Monday, May 26, 2014

Oasis at Dawn

Haven't been out with the camera for a while so here's one from the archives ...

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Wednesday, April 09, 2014


Too much pink lately? Here's some B&W ...

Monday, April 07, 2014

Blossom in Kansai

A photographer chimps his shot under the cherry trees ...

Taken on a cold, overcast, grey, windy late afternoon ...

Sunday, April 06, 2014

The Philosopher's Path

Cherry blossom in Kyoto, brings out the photographers ...

Used a neutral density filter, which let me get a long exposure ... but resulted in some weird colour shifts ...

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Kyoto Paparazzi

When you see photographers lurking on the corners of Gion, huddled in the alleyways, it can only mean one thing ...

 .... Geisha and Maiko are around ...