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Get Ya Cherry Blossoms While they Last

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Its that time of year again.  When hopefully the weather warms the days lengthen and the Cherry blossom trees bloom in their passing beauty.  I was fortunate to be out in Chiba yesterday and got to view some of the blossoms, because today the wind is absolutely howling.

Walking around watching the spring madness i couldn’t help think to myself the connection we should all feel with the changing seasons.  It is perfectly natural, in our DNA as humans, to appreciate the spring.  The rebirth of the land from the seemingly endless death of winter.

Here in Japan the reverence for the first flowers comes out at times more like lunacy rather than appreciation.  People gather under the trees and drink themselves into oblivion.  All the camera otaku (nerds or geeks) get their macro, zoom and other gadgets out to get that perfect picture.  Don’t get me wrong I love the spring and the changing seasons, but I love to photography and immerse myself in the frenzy of appreciation.  That spectacle is thrilling.   Enjoy the spring madness.

Cherry Blossom Wall

Cherry Blossom Sky Hole

It's Picture Time

Weeping Cherry Blossoms

Twin Lens Reflex Man and the Cherry Blossoms

Cluster

Look Up in the Sky! ! !

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

I love subverting the images that the politicians use to try to corrupt us.

Look!, Up in the Sky

another in the glorious series from the series of political poster abstractions.

A Stroll Around Kiyosumi, Tokyo

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

I started off my day with a special yoga class in the beautiful settings of a garden of Kiyosumi-Tien.  Feeling refreshed and anxious to roam the backstreets of the neighborhood, I headed off towards Monzen Nakacho Station.  Stopping along the way to snap what ever hit my fancy.

Maple Me Happy

Three Lil Cows

Ouch

Bicycle, Umbrella, Sun Spots

Bright Idea, Take it Outside

Another Found Key: The Little Drummer Had it!

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Came across this lost key that the little drummer boy had found.

They were all taking it easy on a side street in Ichikawa.  

If its yours please come by and claim it.

 

Drumer Boy with Lost Key and Spring

Ichikawa Wanderings

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Backstreets . . .

Alleyways . . .

Side Streets . . .

Is where I feel comfortable.

my trusty GRII in hand.  Looking closely on my way.

Shapes, history, ebb and flow from my surroundings into my lens.

 

White on White Arrow

Field of Oxidation

Organic Orange Blob with Red Stripe

Found Key in a Sea of Blue

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

This little kitty paw shaped key was lonely.

Waiting passively for the owner to return.

Whose key is it?  Will it ever be reunited with

its owner.

Found Key in a Sea of Blue

The Cherry Blossoms are Just About Gone. . . .

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

In Ichikawa, Chiba the other day, I stood on a bridge overlooking a small river moving though the town.  I watched the petals drift down the river, thinking to myself, see you in 2010.

 

Drifting to Memory, 2009

We Once Were Flowers, Too

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Wandering the backstreets of the Roppongi district in Tokyo yesterday, I came across a little alley with a withering flower.  It must have been gorgeous just a few hour, days ago.  Look closely, what do you see.  Roppongi is undergowing a makeover of an epic scale.

the side streets.

the quiet street.

away from the urban swamp that is tokyo

beauty, imagination, time racing to stand still.

 

Once We Were Flowers Too

Abstracted, Blurred Cherry Blossoms

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

The little Cherry Blossoms keep on falling.  

The little ones keep on splashing some color into the

concrete jungle that is Tokyo.

 

Wires Meld to Cherry Blossoms

 

Extracted Cherry Blossoms

 

Through and Through the Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms Squared

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

It is that time of year, as the days start to grow warmer, the days start to get a bit longer and all the cherry blossoms come out to play.  If you don’t live in Japan, you can’t imagine what a big event going out and appreciating the cherry blossoms.  People hang out on top of blue plastic sheets in parks up and down, all over Japan.  Drinking to excess and just flat out having a good time.  This is the first batch of images taken with the Ricoh GRII.  As usual there will be more 2 come.

 

This in NOT a Park, Cherry Blossoms

 

The Blossoms Come out at Night

 

Cherry Blossoms, Drinking and Lanterns

 

One is NOT SO Lonely

Last but not least.

For there are more to come

New Old Navy

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

New Old Navy

New Old Navy  Miami FL  2009

 

 

Look closely into the image.  Things are not always as they seem.

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