The Land of the Rising Sun

Japan! Well, sorta. Plus is was crap rain when we finally walked ourselves there. Hence the sky was grey and nasty for most of the images. I also had to ride out a short rain storm in a shop so not a lot of quality images to be had.

Enjoy.

The Land Of The Rising Sun

The Land Of The Rising Sun

The Land Of The Rising Sun

The Land Of The Rising Sun

The Land Of The Rising Sun

The Rocky Shores of Japan

Well, not really. The giant Epcot Geosphere in the distance gives away where I was when I took this picture.

The light for this image was a nightmare. I didn’t play with the sky at all. The afternoon/evening thunderstorms were rolling in and half the sky was a the sky was a threatening grey while the other half was the glow of a setting Sun as the clouds slowly overtook the sky and the thunder and lightening were in the distance.

Enjoy.

rocky-shores-of-japan

Court Life

These I believe are water color paintings from Japan.  I admittedly didn’t read the little sign stuff next to the displays.  These were shot on a Kern Paillard 12mm 1.8 lens which is a C mount which means you have a heavy circle of black around your images.  With the crop tool I could remove a lot of it and still keep the details.  So enjoy this little bit of Japanese court life (I think).

Court Life

Court Life

Awaiting Takeoff

Sticking with the aircraft theme.  This is a Japanese bomber of some sort.  Not being an aviation junkie I don’t know the make, model, or serial number.  I just knew it would be a cool picture because of the way the plane was sitting.  The lighting was problematic with back lighting and having to use a high ISO to get the shoot and the fact the camera may have switched to manual mode and the photographer (clearly this is a gear issue and not the photographer checking his settings) didn’t realize it.  One of the other joys is the Panasonic 7-14 has a bit of a an issue of putting purple blobs on images that sometimes can be corrected depending on where they are or just pretend that the purple is part of the picture.  I know where they are on this plane and I attempted to correct it but the more I did the worse it looked so I left them.  Extra points to anyone who could in theory point them out considering I converted it to black and white.  I also went with the 16×9 crop to give it that bigger feeling to the image.  It’s a bit noisy but I think the grain gives it a film look so I left it instead of just removing it.

There is some irony in this picture of a Japanese bomber, thats the Enola Gay’s tail in the background.

Waiting Takeoff
OMD-EM5, 7mm, ISO 1600, f/4.0, 1/60