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A blog about the places I go, the people I meet and the food I eat.

The Wave

Last November I was lucky enough to travel to Hawaii with my wifes family. It is an interesting place with lots of contrast and amazing weather. When I was there I knew I wanted to take a photograph of some waves but I wasn't sure how or when as the weather in Hawaii is pretty unpredictable. The following shot was taken on a beach near Kaanapali on Maui island. I think it captures the ferocity of the waves nicely agaisnt a moody sky and I think the bathers help give it some scale. It was taken at ISO100, 112mm Equivilent, f/11, 1/8 sec, on a tripod using manual settings and a remote trigger. I also used a polariser, and ND filter. Some slight adjustments in Lightroom where applied, the biggest being increasing the brightness of the forground.

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A new year and a new mentality

Sunrise over Fukuyama New Years Morning

So 2018 has started and one of my new years resolutions is to update this blog as much as I can. So what better way to start than with a photo.

This photo was taken on New years day morning as the sun came up over Fukuyama in Japan. It was taken on a panasonic GX8 with a 45-200mm lens (90-400mm equivilent), zoomed in to 200mm at F5.6, at 1/1000 of sec. no image stabilzation, on a tripod with a remote trigger and manually focussed. It was a freezing but beautiful morning, I hope I can get up and whitness more like this as the year progresses.

In lightroom I changed the camera profile to camera standard, and adjusted the sharpening to my own tastes. The other edit I made was to remove some power lines and pylons as I thought they where too distracting. I hope you like it.

See you next time.

The first of many I hope...

Hello everyone this is going to be just a brief introduction welcoming you to my blog about my travels mainly around Japan with my Wife Masae. I love Japan, it is such an amazing place and hopefully through this blog I will be able to share some of that amazment with everyone.

So please come visit once in a while and hopefully I can share some inforamtion about the places we go and the people we meet, and Japan in general.

Catch ya later

Mark