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New Sea & Ocean gallery with amazing sunset photos

Sunset and crashing waves at Utsumi beach resort.

Sunset and crashing waves at Utsumi beach resort.

Yesterday, I went to Utsumi, a seaside resort town about an hour or so from Nagoya city. It’s a quiet little town that has shower heads mounted on the outside of some houses (obviously a sea-loving family lives there). There are seasonal stalls set up just for the August holiday period. Suntanned beach bodies strolling along the sands and the concrete seawalls. It’s a great little place. So, my intention for going there (again) was to get some new art-like photos and some dramatic self-portraits. I especially hoped to get some amazing sunset photos. As it turns out, the sunset views aren’t as great as I’d like it to be there. Anyway, I had a bit of sun playing about and trying to figure out how to get interesting wave photos. I got splashed by waves quite a bit, and my camera and lenses got sea water on them too. At the end of the day I was getting very worried about my camera and gear. Even though weather resilience is built into professional gear, it’s still corrosive sea salt that it was hit with. I went straight home, wiped everything down with men’s face wipes (ethanol-like wet wipes specifically to clean off skin grease), put it all in one of my camera dry boxes with a fresh desiccate satchel, and saw the humidity gauge hit 80%, before dropping to 60% (it’s still just above the safe zone for camera gear). The dry box is like a hyperbaric chamber for camera gear. I hope that when I can open the box again, both cameras and all the lenses will work just fine (I’m sure they will, but still worried about the long term corrosion possibility).

Sunset over Ise Bay taken from Utsumi beach resort.

Sunset over Ise Bay taken from Utsumi beach resort.

These are the lead photos of that shoot, and these can be purchased as digital downloads, or art prints (prepared and delivered from approved professional labs in the US). I may choose one or two for next month’s signed-by-the-artist limited print run. These signed-by-the-artist limited prints will be prepared and sent from here in Japan. Look out for announcements. For all other orders, see the complete gallery here: https://portfolio.japanesephotos.asia/gallery/Sea-Ocean/G0000XfPbqWQZpYk/C0000AsLlJc9PPOU.

Self-portrait sunset photos taken at Utsumi beach resort.

Self-portrait sunset photos taken at Utsumi beach resort.

New artwork: Meieki Blur on sale until 20th Aug, order now

I’ve been sooooo incredibly busy. I wish I could have put this out sooner. This image was chosen after the voting competition to choose the best in July, and where Robin M won. However, for him/her to claim their prize, we need at least 12 sales. Please share this information, but more importantly, please please decorate your walls with this very fine art print. This will be on sale until 20th Aug 2018, so order now. After the 20th I’ll begin the printing and mounting process, and orders will be put into the mail as soon as possible. A portion of sales will also contribute to Tree Nation, and organisation that aims to support the future. More images and details at:  https://ablyth-shop.com/collections/ablyth-art/products/ablyth-framed-art-meieki-blur

Each print will be hand-signed and numbered by Andrew. This print will be the first of a series on a similar theme.

Frame art prints of Meieki Blur on sale until the 20th Aug 2018.

Frame art prints of Meieki Blur on sale until the 20th Aug 2018.

 

Andrew signing a print of Meieki Blur.

 

Frame art prints of Meieki Blur on sale until the 20th Aug 2018.

Frame art prints of Meieki Blur on sale until the 20th Aug 2018.

 

Andrew testing different pens to find the one that works best for signing this particular image.

 

Frame art prints of Meieki Blur on sale until the 20th Aug 2018.

Frame art prints of Meieki Blur on sale until the 20th Aug 2018.

BREAKING: Mexico wins the World Cosplay Summit 2018. Details:

As I sit here writing this, it’s after midnight, still getting over my heatstroke, and still importing the images from my memory cards. It was at least 39 degrees Celsius (over 100 degrees F) today, which is too hot for any outdoor activities. I struggled with the minor competition outdoors at Oasis 21. Later, thankfully, the main event with the international performances was held in partially air conditioned the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium. I still don’t think my brain is working as well as it could be.

The Mexican Team wins the 2018 World Cosplay Summit with their crowd stunning acrobatic Street Fighter performance.

The Mexican Team wins the 2018 World Cosplay Summit with their crowd stunning acrobatic Street Fighter performance.

The international performances were great. However, there was one performance that was head and shoulders above the others. Mexico. They won a bunch of minor awards, and the Grand Prize. It was well deserved the win. Their performance was a recreated battle scene based on the computer game Street Fighter.

The Mexican Team wins the 2018 World Cosplay Summit with their crowd stunning acrobatic Street Fighter performance.

The Mexican Team wins the 2018 World Cosplay Summit with their crowd stunning acrobatic Street Fighter performance.

The performance was amazing to watch. Every move seemed to go off without a hitch, and it truely represented very well the Street Fighter game. Furthermore, the crowd went wild during the performance and after. The many thousands of fans watching over the internet voted with a 50.7% preference for them to win the NicoNico award.

The Mexican Team wins the 2018 World Cosplay Summit with their crowd stunning acrobatic Street Fighter performance.

The Mexican Team wins the 2018 World Cosplay Summit with their crowd stunning acrobatic Street Fighter performance.

The photos of this astounding performance and more are available for sale via the portfolio. Updates will come.

 

Update 8th Aug: The Mexican team are the BananaCosBoys. My tweet announcing them the winners went viral with hundreds of shares and reshares, and thousands of likes already.

The Mexican Team wins the 2018 World Cosplay Summit with their

The Mexican Team wins the 2018 World Cosplay Summit with their crowd stunning acrobatic Street Fighter performance.

I just arrived at today’s sumo tournament a little early

I just arrived at today’s sumo tournament; a little early. Even though they start at about 8.30am, most fans get here at about 3pm or so. As I arrived there were already announcements that they are already sold out today. It will fill up. This photo and more from today will be available for sale later today. Contact me for details.
Update to the JapanesePhotos Instagram at: http://bit.ly/2ztrjhh

Nagoya Summer Sumo Tournament 2018

I’ll be at the Nagoya tournament on Wednesday 11th July. Photos may be available later that day for online sale via my portfolio within hours of the tournament finishing that day (6pm local time). However, exclusive rights can be purchased, and photos can be delivered raw during the event if you contact me as soon as possible.

At the Osaka Spring Sumo Tournament

At the Osaka Spring Sumo Tournament

Just a few days left to win a great art prize

Just a few days left to win a great art prize. Vote for your favourite image here https://ablyth-shop.com/pages/win-prizes. After voting, I’ll organise a special print run of the most popular image, and that will be available for sale. Each image will be signed and numbered as a limited edition. Once 12 confirmed purchases are made, the winner will be able to receive their prize. I will never make that image available for print art ever again.

Just a few days left to win a great art prize. Vote for your favourite image

Just a few days left to win a great art prize. Vote for your favourite image here https://ablyth-shop.com/pages/win-prizes. After voting, I’ll organise a special print run of the most popular image, and that will be available for sale. Each image will be signed and numbered as a limited edition. Once 12 confirmed purchases are made, the winner will be able to receive their prize. I will never make that image available for print art ever again.
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