In 2017, January 2017

Happy 2017! I haven’t posted in several months. Time keeps on. What have I been up to closing out 2016…

I have continued shooting a lot of sports here locally, and am part of MaxPreps CBS Interactive national pro photographers. Its been a lot of fun. You can see the galleries here if interested or curious :).

Many of you know I was in Japan in November and December, and have posted photos from the various classes with Soke that I attended. You can have a look here. And just to share a few pictures of the subtleties we experienced as well seeing Soke’s happiness, playfulness and good health, here are a few examples.

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I didn’t do much sightseeing this last trip, but of course, wherever I go, I take the camera. Here are just a few that capture the season and feeling of Japan. I have several galleries of Japan sights and scenes over the years. You can find them here.

 

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Meiji Shrine

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Over view of Tokyo from the Metropolitan Government Building in Tokyo

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Meiji Shrine

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Also Meiji Shrine gardens

 

And I was going to write a bit about a photography shoot in March of last in Death Valley, CA. I am not very good at all in keeping up with my social media life and blogging. I think for the most part people aren’t interested 🙂 but I will share a few pictures from that trip, and you can find the Death Valley images here. It was magnificent is all I can say. The pictures will speak for themselves 🙂

 

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Look closely, you see a red clad hiker on the hill!! Gives you sense of perspective!

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Night shot at Racetrack Playa and the sliding rocks!

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Sand Dunes

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Salt Flats after some rain a couple weeks previous

 

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Milky Way shot from the Racetrack Playa

This is a very short update on some things I have been busy with last year. Next post will write about what I have planned so far for 2017. Thank you for reading and looking. Please always, feel free to leave a comment either here or on the photography site if you visit a gallery or two. A very happy new year to you all.

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