Photographs from a small group of islands
Jan 04 2022 22 Comments
c stores says
1/4/2022 at 8:50 am
great image. love the low key look.
oh yeah, very nice.
1/4/2022 at 8:57 pm
Thanks a lot, and you are very welcome. Such a lovely, simple scene. A real photogenic gift.
1/4/2022 at 9:03 am
1/4/2022 at 8:58 pm
Cheers. Seeing this felt like a late Christmas present.
1/4/2022 at 11:04 am
Such a cool scene. Happy New Year Lee!
1/4/2022 at 8:59 pm
It really is a special scene. All set up perfectly too.
Thank you. All the very best to you too!
1/4/2022 at 4:37 pm
Wow this photograph needs to be on a big wall somewhere ! Love the atmosphere. There are so many emotions coming out of this.
A happy late new year’s to you! I truly hope your 2022 turns into a good year. I wish you the best of luck with your current situation. You’re a wonderful human being. Anyone who knows your work/ photography or personally can tell you’re great. Don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise! Best wishes always.
1/4/2022 at 9:03 pm
Cheers. Really pleased with how it came out. Pretty much just as I hoped.
Ah, thanks ever so much. That’s lovely of you to say so. It means a lot. And all the very best to you in the coming year as well. I hope 2022 is a good one.
Bernadette Siobhan Loftus says
1/4/2022 at 8:09 pm
I love this picture! It made me smile and it warmed my heart. It just defines the holidays to me. The big clock looks like it’s the moon in the sky. The snow on the road ahead of him looks smooth. Like no one has walked that path before. Just like the new year.
Have a wonderful new year! And thank you for sharing the fascinating world you see.
1/4/2022 at 9:07 pm
That’s great to hear. Definitely a photo I’m pleased with, and I can’t ask for anything more than someone feeling so much from it.
You are very welcome. Photographing what I see has been a real life saver. It’s even more rewarding when others enjoy it as well. And you too. All the very best for 2022!
1/5/2022 at 12:16 am
What a perfect photo!
Just wondering (apologies if it’s been asked a million times), do you ever have to ask permission to take photo’s in public in Japan?
I always look forward to your posts, and your photography has provided a healthy distraction from some crappy moments in my life. Thank you for all your work.
1/5/2022 at 4:09 pm
Thank you very much!
I do sometimes, but only if necessary. Like when not doing so would be incredibly rude or awkward. And generally speaking that approach works fine, although of course people do get a bit angry every now and again.
You are welcome. To hear that is wonderful. Photography has been nothing short of a life saver for me, so to hear it has helped other people as well is rewarding to say the very least.
1/5/2022 at 3:23 am
Clock face moon
and scrunching into ’22.
A local person or a northern one?
Solveig reminded me –
“Let the subject find you … wait to be acknowledged/wait for permission, and you’ll know when you’ve got it.”
‘though he was talking more landscape than street, and of consent forms not as we normally know them.
John Daido Loori (another Daido!) – ‘The Zen of Creativity’
1/5/2022 at 4:15 pm
Yeah, not a bad way to start the new year. Can’t leave Japan, but being in the snow did make it feel like another world.
Neither local nor northern, but instead an Italian.
That’s a great quote. Definitely relevant to street photography as well. Waiting isn’t always worth it, but very often it is.
1/7/2022 at 4:42 am
That is far out, and with the lighting, they appear to have their own personal snow shower!
I was imagining that you had gone a little north of Tokyo to catch the early ‘picture book’ Christmas weather.
1/7/2022 at 8:17 pm
Yeah, such a perfect spot. Couldn’t have asked for more. It was out in Gifu. Not that far from Tokyo, but a completely different world at this time of year. Wouldn’t want to live with that much snow for a good chunk of the year, but experiencing it for a few days was absolutely lovely.
1/5/2022 at 4:04 am
Some scenes really hit you in your marrow. A solitary figure in a usually busy place does that, peaceful urban night scenes do that, tranquil snow scenes do that. Tick, tick, tick.
The snow xcaps on the lanterns are amazing.
Happy New Year.
1/5/2022 at 4:22 pm
Cheers. This was one of those scenes that’s just there, with everything set up perfectly. A photographic dream.
Thanks. You too, all the very best for 2022.
1/7/2022 at 6:34 am
That’s yet another stunning picture, Lee. I love its mood!
I get a weird effect with the overhanging structures and wires: the falling snow between the wires makes it looks like the alley has a roof.
What’s the name of the alley? Suehiro Nibangai? A second avenue becoming prosperous?
Thanks for sharing your photos with us. Happy New Year to you!
1/7/2022 at 8:24 pm
Thanks a lot. Such a great little spot with everything set up perfectly.
Yeah, that’s right. There were plenty of snacks there, so some people becoming prosperous, and many considerably less prosperous!
Thanks. You are very welcome. And you too. All the very best!
1/16/2022 at 6:56 pm
Indeed a very atmospheric picture! Beautiful 😊
Whish we could visit Japan again… 🤞🏻
1/17/2022 at 3:28 pm
Thank you! Very pleased with this one.
Hopefully things will start to change sooner rather than later. The government has just reduced the quarantine from a whopping 14 days to 10. Still a lot, but at least it is moving in the right direction again.
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