Cherry blossoms are almost synonymous with Japan. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.
I always thought good photos were like good jokes. If you have to explain it, it just isn’t that good.
A few days late, but here is the calendar for April 2015. Enjoy!
Click the link above to go to a larger size if you want to use it for your desktop wallpaper. If you want to buy a print to use as your real desktop calendar, go here. I used this photo as the background.
Kawazu cherry blossoms, a special kind that blooms about a month earlier than the rest, are not only lovely, but they also attract one of the more beautiful birds of Japan — the mejiro (Japanese white-eye). This one was pausing during his snack for the camera.
This may not be photography or Japan related, but I hope you might find it of interest.
Anyone who knows me know I am absolutely fascinated by language. In another life I might have studied linguistics in university. These maps are all absorbing.
A video of some Photoshop experts trying to use Photoshop 1.0. The results are pretty amusing.
I just broke my favorite coffee mug the other day; none of the others I have are very big, and I like to drink a lot of coffee. Instead of ordering a new one from Amazon, I decided to design one at Zazzle with a few of my photos.
Looks pretty spiffy, huh? I thought some of you may enjoy it too, so I posted it to the store. I just ordered mine. If you think it looks good, you can order one yourself. Just 20 bucks.
Note to self: Be more careful when removing the plunger from the Aeropress. ↩
Some of us remember these days well, but for the young’uns out there, this Lynda.com demo shows just how photo editing went down in the film days.
I’m old enough to have worked in a darkroom, but I was young enough and didn’t do enough photography at the time to learn many of these tricks.
Very interesting video.
It’s that time again… cherry blossom time! And that also means allergy time.
It’s March, which was once known as yayoi (弥生) in Japan, a name that means “new growth” or “new life”. Spring is in the air.