Stop and look up.

Stop and look up.
Photo Date : May 31st 2008 – 4:25 PM
Location : Kami-shi
Tripod : Hand held
Filter : CPL
Crop: No
Image quality : RAW
RAW Converter : Aperture 2.1 – Contrast and Vibrance on the mirror slightly adjusted.

It looks like my site back up normal again, no more trouble so far.

This one taken right after the previous shot.
The weather was bad that day and the white background is actually the sky.

It’s funny how bad weather like this can make such a cool background sometimes.

I wanted to follow the rule of thirds but it was not possible because there were bulding on the right side but I’ve managed to get the shot without including the building concrete.

NOTE that as I’m not fond of retouching or manipulating pictures, I do not touch or manipulate the white background.
It’s naturaly like that when I took the photograph.
The only thing I did just adjusting the contrast and vibrance on the mirror 🙂

Don’t forget the flowers

Don't forget the flowers
Photo Date : April 26th 2008 – 4:20 PM
Location : Obiyamachi street – Kochi
Tripod : Mini Tripod
Filter : CPL
Crop: No
Image quality : RAW
RAW Converter : Aperture 2.1

The couple in the background were having a date or something and the girl is looking right at me so I focused on the flower instead of stealing their privacy :)).

The only thing that bother me is the dark shade on the right top. It’s probably the tree but ah well, I’m going to leave it that way.

Fisherman Boats

Fisherman Boats
Photo Date : May 17th 2008 – 4:22 PM
Location : Kochi Marine beach
Tripod : Mini Tripod
Filter : CPL
Crop: No
Image quality : RAW
RAW Converter : Aperture 2.1

My eyes caught the blue sky reflected on the water while the other side of the sky looked grayish. It was a strange day with strange weather.

Before Dark

Before Dark
Photo Date : May 6th 2008 – 6:54 PM
Location : Tosayamada Kochi
Tripod : Mini Tripod
Filter : CPL
Crop: No
Image quality : RAW
RAW Converter : Aperture 2.1

Nothing special. I was on my way to the book store and saw the lamp because it reminded me with Harry Potter :))

Waiting for the sundown

Waiting for the sundown
Photo Date : May 5th 2008 – 6:30 PM
Location : Kochi City
Tripod : Mini Tripod
Filter : Kenko CPL
Crop: No
Image quality : RAW
RAW Converter : Aperture 2.1

I didn’t plan to shoot sundown photograph that day because I didn’t bring my regular tripod but after walking for several minutes to the other side of the bridge, I saw the sun comes down slowly. Although, it wasn’t really beautiful like winter sun down but it was a nice feeling watching it from the bridge.

The soft small waves on river looks really nice that moment.

Tenjin Bridge

Tenjin Bridge
Photo Date : May 5th 2008 – 6:15 PM
Location : Kochi
Tripod : Mini Tripod
Filter : Kenko CPL
Crop: No
Image quality : RAW
RAW Converter : Aperture 2.1

Soon in a few months I’ll come back again to this bridge and watch the summer fireworks festival wearing Yukata (Kimono). No wait, I forgot there’ll be no Yukata because I probably busy taking pictures. I can’t possibly moving around with my gears wearing Kimono :))

Koinobori

Koinobori
Photo Date : April 27th 2008 – 1:36 PM
Location : Manno Park Kagawa pref
Tripod : Mini Tripod
Filter : Kenko CPL
Image quality : RAW
Cropped : No
RAW Converter : Aperture 2.1

Today is Children’s day in Japan and those who have little boy in family usually put Koinobori (carp banner) for their son around late April to early May every year, wishing their son to grow up strong and healthy boy.

I just love the colourful banner.

Take me there

Take me there
Photo Date : April 27th 2008 – 3:19 PM
Location : Manno Park Kagawa pref
Tripod : Mini Tripod
Filter : Kenko CPL
Image quality : RAW
Cropped : 3×2 Master aspect ratio
RAW Converter : Aperture 2.1

I don’t know how is it like to live with my parents. I never even met my biological father. But watching that little girl smiling and holding on to her father made me smile and lighten my heart that very moment.

Harmony

Harmony
Photo Date : April 26th 2008 – 4:36 PM
Location : Kochi City
Tripod : No
Filter : Kenko CPL
Image quality : RAW
Cropped : No
White Balance : Auto
D300 Picture Control Setting : Monochrome
RAW Converter : Aperture 2.1

Just a random shot while waiting for the traffic light to go green. From my view, on the left side is a middle aged man and on the right is young lady with a baby and both showing the same similar pose and movement. And in the far back two motor bikes and few cars crossing the streets.

I find it interesting of how simple thing like this can make you think about something you don’t usually realise, that life is full of harmony and balance with or without our conscious. Is there really such a coincident? Or does it really happened for a reason? You’ll never know, I guess that’s the harmony of life.