Tag: snow

Photo of komainu

Frozen Protector

This is another photo from one of the big snows we had around Japan in February. The statue here is called “komainu” – a lion/dog which is believed by some to protect the nearby shrine from evil spirits. I don’t know about that, but I do know it makes for an interesting photographic subject and I’ve often been interested by this particular angle, but until it snowed I had a hard time getting a shot...
Photo of Japanese lantern at Meiji Jingumae

Illuminating the snow at Meiji Jingumae

This photo comes from the big snowfall Tokyo received on the 8th of February. I made my way around Tokyo that day, taking pictures at various places trying to capture the feel around the city. For all the snow, the shrine was quite popular this day. In fact, I think there was even a wedding held here that day. Quite a day for a wedding! I really liked the way the snow and Japanese architecture...
Snowy Shrine

Frozen Shadows

This is another photo I took with my wife’s Nikon J1 during Tokyo’s most recent snowstorm. I was a bit frustrated to see yet another storm come and this time not have my camera, but she was gracious enough to lend me hers – under the condition I not let the same happen to her camera that happened to mine! So this time I took with me a large umbrella and held that the entire...

Another Snowy Day and the Nikon J1

I’m a big proponent of not worrying too much about your gear. Just look around the internet and you’ll see why. There are people who have what would be considered low-end cameras and produce amazing photographs, and there are people who have prohibitively expensive cameras and lenses, and take (at least to me) uninspiring, boring photographs. The fact is, contrary to popular belief, cameras do not create photographs. People create photographs – the camera is...
Snow in Tokyo Japan

Snow Dance

Someone in Japan has been doing the snow dance this year apparently! Perhaps the lady in this photo? We saw the first snow falling back in December, although that time it didn’t accumulate at all. During January it didn’t seem like we’d see much but ever since February hit, it’s been crazy! It’s snowing again today in fact! Although, unfortunately this time I don’t have my camera as it is in the shop for repairs...