Archive for 30 April, 2010

May Coupon

What could be more marvellous than warmer weather and spring? The Marvellous May discount coupons of course! This is the first time for me to offer coupons, and of course I’m excited. Just for the marvellous month of May, I’m offering a 10% discount on any purchase of atleast USD$20 at my marvellous PhotoShelter portfolio. As you go through the checkout in purchasing an image, just enter this code: MARVELLOUSMAY2010 for your discount. Happy shopping.

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Studio Sessions

Having a play around in the studio with a new flash can be fun. I thought of putting on a hat, then headphones, and thought of a DJ. Without DJ gear, the next best accessory had to be a CD. Here it is, “DJ in the dark”.

DJ in the dark

DJ in the dark

DJ in the dark

DJ in the dark

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Kyoto at night

Recently I had to do a trip to Kyoto. Whilst I didn’t have the time that I might like to have had for exploring, I did find some time… at night. Despite the mystical and romantic connotations you might have for Kyoto, it is just an ordinary city at night. However, one can’t help but feel a little excited being there just the same. A small collection of these can soon be found at Asia Photo Connection, and my PhotoShelter portfolio.

The iconic Kyoto Tower Hotel and tower at night.

The iconic Kyoto Tower Hotel and tower at night.

A street scene of patrons leaving a Japanese restaurant and boar

A street scene of patrons leaving a Japanese restaurant and boar

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Cherry blossoms at Hase Temple

As mentioned in the the previous post, it’s Cherry blossom season. Cherry blossoms are known as ‘sakura’ in Japanese, and ‘hanami’ is to do ‘Cherry blossom viewing’. What I’ve been wanting to do for a long time was to visit a very historical temple and do my own hanami, there. Temples and shrines in Japan typically have lots of cherry blossom trees, which make some of them a tourist-magnet in cherry blossom viewing season.

Cherry blossoms blooming at Hase temple.

Cherry blossoms blooming at Hase temple.

I organised a friend (Paul), a car (Porte), and a sunny day (Tuesday). Unfortunately it took an hour longer to get to Hase town from my place, and so we missed the best of the early morning light. They say, “only mad dogs and Englishmen go out into the midday sun”, which is good because I’m an Englishmen, so I have licence. What remains in the photo collection at Asia Photo Connection are the pick of photos that can work with the midday sun.

A rare view inside of the Main Hall of Hase Temple during a service

A rare view inside of the Main Hall of Hase Temple during a service

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