Category Archives: Shrines and Temples

Autumn At Matsudo Hondoji Temple

One of my favorite destinations for autumn colors in Japan happens to be in the town where I live here – Matsudo Hondoji Temple. Although it is a temple (founded in the 13th century, in fact!), it’s really more a mixture of a temple and garden, with careful landscaping and gardening work done throughout the...

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    Fushimi Inari Shrine In Kyoto

    On my first morning during my trip to Kyoto, I had planned to start shooting for the digital workshop I’m currently working on. Unfortunately, the forecast called for rain, which meant my morning plans were not to be. Thankfully, I had planned out my trip pretty well so I had some places I could check...

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      A Japanese Snack in Asakusa

      Every now and then I like to take a trip down to the Asakusa area of Tokyo. There’s a great vibe of old Tokyo in the area, and lots of small streets, unique sights, and delicious cuisine to enjoy. Of course, I don’t live that far away, so while I might not be looking for...

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      The Five Story Pagoda of Sensoji

      If you read my blog regularly you know that I recently purchased the Nikon D610 and sold my D7000. After selling the D7000, I used the money to purchase Nikon’s 16-35mm f/4 VR lens. I’ve really been enjoying it! It’s a spectacular lens, and sharp as can be. Also recently, my oldest daughter has begun...

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      • Deano @ JapanTravelMate.comAwesome photo… I keep scrolling down on this shot, quite a cool effect how it expands as you scroll down, like some kind of tripped out visual trick!ReplyCancel

      First Impressions: Making The Switch to Full Frame

      I’ve been into photography for quite some time. I originally learned on film while taking classes in high school, then bought a DSLR a couple of years after my film camera was stolen in Europe. My first DSLR was the cropped sensor Nikon D70. I bought the D7000 about 6 or 7 years later in...

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      • Sem'scongratulation for upgrading to full frame les!
        any issues with this body? whereas D600 has many issues with oil spot on sensor?
        at this time i’m using D5100, and pretty happy with the result,
        One day I want to upgrade to the D7100 if my D5100 had reached the limit..ReplyCancel

      • leslieThe D610 was basically an update to fix the oil problem, and I haven’t noticed anything myself yet. Definitely loving it! As for the upgrade, the D7000 has been a fantastic camera for me, and I’m sure you’ll love the D7100 if you decided to upgrade. 🙂ReplyCancel