Photographing the Milky Way is really rewarding, as it often goes unseen to urban-dwellers… but it requires a bit of sacrifice.
Apologies for the short post this week (hey, at least I remembered this time!). With the holiday last week, and with many summer activities otherwise drawing my attention, I didn’t post many pictures to Instagram or 500px.
When your initial plans fall through, shoot anyway!
The world has so much to offer, and we usually sleep right through it!
Our first stop on our desert road trip!
Even more stunning after nightfall
From the Philosopher’s Walk to the 10,000 torii of Fushimi Inari – with taiyaki in between!
I only have a few more of these highlights before I get into the real meat of our trip. This week has understandably been busy catching up from our vacation and preparing for another over Thanksgiving. I know you’re anxious for the full daily accounts, but I’m afraid I’ll have to tease you for just a short while longer…
When you visit Japan, unless you try explicitly not to, you’re bound to wind up at a few shrines. Fortunately, that’s ok, as every one is unique in their own way. If you really want to mix it up, try visiting them after dark. Check to make sure they’re accessible after hours, but if they are, this can provide a great opportunity to beat a lot of the crowds at some of the more popular destinations. (more…)
I’ve noticed my posts tend to run a bit longer than I want or anticipate. So, in an effort to mix it up and put more focus on the photography, I’m going to try adding something new: photo of the week! This will highlight a picture I particularly like that week. It most likely will have been taken in the past week, but I can’t always promise that. In this case, it was 🙂
The world looked to the skies Sunday night for this spectacular celestial event, and I knew I wouldn’t miss it! While it probably would have been better at some obscure campground with limited light pollution, I did the best I could with a Sunday evening. I’m also learning that if I want to do more of this type of photography, it’s time for me to upgrade my telephoto. Priorities!