Swimming in a Fishbowl

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/2.8, 1/200 sec, ISO2500) Before I went to Japan for the first time it was clear to me that I had to come here. The Kaiyukan, the Aquarium in Osaka, one of the biggest Aquariums in the world. I love aquariums but the real...

Yodobashi Camera

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/6.4, 1/340 sec, ISO200) I can’t remember exactly the time when I felt like that. I guess I was five and I was inside a toyshop. As soon as I entered I was in a new world. Yodobashi Camera. The biggest camera store in the world....

Japan 2015 – Tsukiji Central Fish Market

Every day in Tokyo had so far been hot, humid and sunny.  Every day except today.  Feeling restless I had risen early – at around 4am – and taken my camera out for a walk and some night shots.  It was already raining by then...

No One Speaks English But Nothing Is Broken

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (14mm, f/5, 1/80 sec, ISO1250) It was 11am and I was ready to leave my hotel in Osaka. Less than three hours after my plane landed in Japan. Since I had only this day for sightseeing I had no time to lose. My first...

VIDEO: Rigging the Shot in Japan

In September I posted a feature on the rig shot conducted by fellow X Photographer John Rourke with the two Proton Competition Porsche 911s at Spa-Francorchamps (CLICK HERE).  I ended the feature by saying the next rig shot was going to be with the Toyota...

Osaka Sunset

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/5.6, 1/850 sec, ISO200) Expect the unexpected. Always! When I flew to Japan for the first time this September the weather forecast was so poor that decided to spend most of the time on my arrival day indoors. My plane landed in the morning...

VIDEO: Dancing Clouds over Lake Chuzenji

On the second day of visiting Nikko National Park in Japan the morning started off very misty and grey (see Misty Pier image on Thursday's blog).  We moved along the north shore of Lake Chuzenji and we suddenly saw some breaks in the clouds covering...

The Colours of Autumn

The main reason we spent two days in Nikko National Park in Japan was to capture the autumn colours that this region is famous for.  Unfortunately we arrived in Nikko Province about ten days too early as many of the trees were still in their...

The Misty Pier

This is an image of one of the wooden piers on Lake Chuzenji in Nikko Province in Japan.  This was taken just after sun up but with low lying cloud covering the mountains and the lake. The visibility was very limited and you couldn't see...

Japanese Monolith

Yesterday was my last day in Japan and my plan to photograph the countryside around Mount Fuji had to be abandoned due to heavy rain and low cloud.  So I decided to head back to Narita where the airport is located and visit the Naritasan...