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Young Japanese Women in a Traditional Costume for a Festival Parade

Young Japanese Women in a Traditional Costume for a Festival Parade

I took this a Hojo Godai Matsuri in Odawara earlier this month.

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Going Out

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Scupture and Artist

Written by on March 29, 2007 in Black and White with 0 Comments

Scupture and Artist

A young student in art school works on his final project.

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Shadow (Blog)

Written by on March 21, 2007 in Black and White, Photo Blog with 0 Comments

Shadow (Blog)

I’ll be doing some work related traveling for the next week, so I’m preparing images to post each day while I’m gone. “Shadow blogging…” Maybe I’ll have some cool photos when I get back, if I have time to go shooting.

Just an update –

Reia had her preschool graduation this past weekend. All the kids (all 8 of them) performed a short musical based on “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.” They did so well. I have even more respect for the teacher knowing he could those kids to sit, stand, march, sing and more on cue.

After the musical the teacher presented the two graduating preschoolers with framed pictures that he’d drawn. It turns out the, many years ago, he used to sit at a park in Tokyo and sell his drawings (and did pretty well at it).

Three older kids were graduating from the outdoors school — two girls and a boy. They all read speeches talking about their time at Homei (going back to their memories of preschool). They all cried; the boy just a little. Once again I was touched by the depth of relationships that are kids get to be part of.

Well, watch for the next text update at the start of April, and I hope you like the photos.… Keep Reading

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Sculptures

Written by on March 8, 2007 in Black and White, Photo Blog with 0 Comments

Sculptures

Here’s an image I pulled rediscovered the other day. At the time when I took this, I converted it to black and white and didn’t like the result. But my technique has improved, so I gave it another try and really liked the result. Here you go.

Things may start settling down. Actually, they are picking up, but the detailed work that’s consuming my time is mostly done. Now we’re ready to move forward with some exciting plans. I’ll explain more later when I can be concrete about it.

For those who are interested, I’ve made some changes at [GenGallery.com](http://www.gengallery.com). That is the website where I show (and offer for sale) the photos that I feel are my best work (so far). I mentioned that I’ll be exhibiting some photos. That’s coming up in April. I will be showing twelve photos all month at the Starbucks in Santa Fe, New Mexico. If you live in that part of the world, please have a look. I realize some people may cringe at the thought of an exhibition at Starbucks, but that particular store has it’s own art director, a wonderful exposed brick wall, and nice lighting, too. Santa Fe is a major art town, so I’m excited to have this chance to be seen there.… Keep Reading

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Curve

Written by on February 27, 2007 in Black and White with 0 Comments

Curve

I have two more photos in the series, but I’ve shown: one already in color and black and white and the other recently… So I’ll hold off on those. Here’s another shot from the other day.

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Shadow Play, Two

Written by on February 26, 2007 in Black and White with 0 Comments

Shadow Play, Two

Another break from the series. Again, I don’t have time to write.

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Shadow Play

Written by on February 21, 2007 in Black and White, Details, Favorites, Photo Blog with 0 Comments

Shadow Play

I decided to take a break from the series of shots I’ve been showing and post something new. I took this a couple of days ago at the park. I was focusing on the curving boardwalk when the shadow of a child (I think one of mine) entered and made the shot.

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Pigs

Written by on February 13, 2007 in Black and White, Photo Blog with 0 Comments

Pigs

Sometimes I feel like this.

A couple of days ago I mentioned that I was looking for a camera for my daughter and asked for recommendations. I tried to buy a Kodak Easyshare CX7300 (3.1MP, very simple, fixed focal length lens, good photos), but I was out bid. Then someone here recommended a Canon Powershot S100. I like Canon cameras, and that one looked like a good choice (2.1MP, fairly simple, fixed focal length lens, good photos). So I bought a Canon S100 on EBay for $36 plus shipping to Japan. I think that camera has an “optimized for 4×6” function. I could set it up that way and start inserting Reia’s photo of the week here…thoughts?

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Enfolding Building

Written by on February 12, 2007 in Black and White with 0 Comments

Enfolding Building

It’s late so I don’t have time to say much. I’ve had South Africa on my mind the past couple of days with [a post](http://www.brushed.org/2007/02/12/a-part-of-my-heart-is-in-south-africa/)on my [other blog](http://www.brushed.org/) about that.

Don’t forget to [nominate at the Photobloggies](http://2007.photobloggies.org/).

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