X-T1 w/ 10-24 @f/13
Sun’s first light wisps across the clouds at Hashigui Rocks in Wakayama, Japan.
This was my first landscape outing with the X-T1 in a serious capacity and I’m happy to say it did not disappoint.
Lines of stone brushed one upon another with such masterful craft - truly words fail the subtle beauty of Death Valley.
Seeing the sun roll down the hills, the blue of night fall to the might of the day’s first red, I knew I could never do the moment justice.
Fierce storms lurk over the rocky Wakayama coast.
I am not a black and white shooter by nature, but I have immense respect for those that can reduce their vision down to only the critical lines, forms, shadows and lights that make a powerful image.
The pure water of Dragon’s Hallow reflects ancient times.
Eye and the Bells
Storm clouds part over the bell rocks at Hashigui-iwa.
A sense of awe engulfs me each time I trek through the ancient paths that lace the Kumano area. On these paths man and the gods cross mountains to places of rest.
A lone farmer diligently works the glorious Maruyama Senmaida rice terrance in Wakayama, Japan.
Morning light casts a curtain of glow atop Bijin Grove.
Excited to be heading back to Tokamachi this weekend - clean air and glorious morning light await!
Happy to participate in a trial group for the Casio EX-100 and discover first-hand how far compact cameras have come. As a semi-pro I can’t see myself pushing a compact into my bag, but it was still pleasant to carry something so convenient around.
For this shot, I made the most of the f/2.8 300mm zoom to isolate the ray of light that fell on the taiko drummer.
Ladies in a Row
Beech trees welcome the day’s first light at the appropriately named Buijinbayashi (literally translated, “Pretty Lady Grove”). While the abundance of rice terraces in the area initially attracted me, this grove showered with morning light took my breath away.