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Snow River Akita Japan

Snowy Scenes From The Shinkansen

In early December, I took a single day trip to Akita Prefecture for an assignment. Akita is about 3-4 hours from Tokyo by shinkansen (bullet train) so suffice it to say this was a very brief trip! There was snow in the forecast though, so I was excited about potential photographic opportunities. However, with¬†nearly 8 hours of total travel and a job to do for much of the day,¬†there wouldn’t be much spare time for...
Mt Fuji Sunrise

Mt Fuji Sunrise On Lake Motosuko

This image is one that I took about a year ago from a sunrise on Lake Motosuko, at the base of Mt Fuji. There are five famous lakes scattered around Mt. Fuji, all formed presumably from past eruptions. Some of the lakes even used to be connected, but lava flows cut through and separated them. I’ve been to four of the five (I’ve not yet visited Yamanakako, though that is on my list to do...
Flow water in a river

Intimate Portrait of the Pemigewasset River

Everyone loves a great wide angle landscape and for good reason – this is how we see the world; it’s how we experience nature around us, wide and open with so much to take in. But there’s another way we experience the world, albeit more subtle, which is more intimate and detailed. We see individual stones in a river, particular leaves on an autumn tree, or specific mountain peaks that stand out as beautiful, and...
Les Taylor Photography

Behind Closed Doors – Kyoto, Japan

While I often post photos edited using various features of Adobe’s powerful Photoshop software, I thought it would be interesting to try a new series here at the blog where I post a photo only edited in Lightroom. No masking, no layer adjustments, nothing fancy really – just essential edits in Lightroom. The reason I wanted to try this is because I believe Lightroom is one of the best pieces of software a photographer can...
Les Taylor Photography

Mt Fuji On Lake Motosuko

I mentioned in my previous post how, during a recent camping trip, I had spent the night shooting astrophotography shots along Lake Motosu at the base of Mt. Fuji. While I spent the whole night there, my night of shooting didn’t actually end until after sunrise. The colors of sunrise begin quite early during the warmer months, being particularly noticeable from around 4am on. This shot was taken less than an hour later, just short...