Category: Sunrises and Sunsets

Sunset Chiba Prefecture Japan

Sunset at Suzumejima

Last week I had the chance to visit┬áSuzumejima in the Boso Peninsula of Chiba Prefecture. It’s a place that I’ve been wanting to photography for some time. The location itself isn’t anything all that fancy – it’s comprised of two rocky structures sticking out from the water near the coast. Despite the location’s simplicity, it is a beautiful spot to photograph the sunset, especially this time of year. For a brief period each year, the...

Mt Fuji Reflected In Rice Paddies

Just before I left the Mt Fuji area during my recent trip, I met up with Yuga Kurita to take some sunset photos. He has lived in the area for some time, and is an incredibly talented photographer with most of his photography being focused on Mt Fuji itself. I had not planned anything all that special, but he recommended we photograph Fuji along some local rice paddies, and I’m so glad he did! These...
Terraced Rice Paddies

Terraced Rice Fields In Chiba Prefecture Japan

Last week I took a photography trip down to southern Chiba Prefecture. There are lots of great places to photograph there, but one of the main places I wanted to shoot was these terraced rice fields in Kamogawa. These are known as the Oyama Senmaida rice fields, and are unique in that they are the only rice fields in Japan to grow solely on rain water. These fields have been on my radar for several...
Koganezaki Japan sunset

Cloudy Koganezaki Sunset – Lightroom Only

I’ve been wanting to do another Lightroom Only post for a while, and this photo gave me the perfect opportunity to do just that. This image comes from Koganezaki – a lovely cape on the Western coast of Japan’s Izu Peninsula. Considering how lovely it is, I was all the more disappointed that the weather was not nicer. As you can see, it was totally cloudy, with only a short window of diffused light coming...

Late Afternoon Over Tokyo || Lightroom Only

The beginning of every year is always a bit busy for my family, filled with many celebrations, among them being my youngest daughter’s birthday. This year we intended to celebrate by taking her to the Tokyo Skytree, but on her actual birthday my son got chicken pox. Then a couple of weeks later when we planned to make it up, she got them as well! Thankfully, this last week we finally were able to make...