How time flies. Since I am still on vacation, I was able to look back on the photos I took last 2012. Every place I go, I'll turn it into a photographer's paradise. Photography will always be a part of me and of this blog. And from thousands of photos I took last year, here are my 12 personal favorites (with blogs to some of it).
missed by naked eyes
chorus of flashing shutters
YOKOHAMA. My favorite city and the first place I've lived in Japan. Got the chance to visit it again last June and it brought back lots of memories. Took this photo handheld. NikonD7000 high ISO didn't disappoint.
ECLIPSE. I can still remember how pissed I was when the skies were covered with clouds during eclipse. It turned out, however, to be a blessing in disguise. It added drama to the shot. Taken last May.
KYOTO. If ever you are in Japan. YOU MUST GO TO KYOTO. That is all. Taken last October.
MAJESTY. Last August, I climbed Mt. Fuji - that is 3,776 m above sea level. Will I do it again next year? Nope. I already survived it.
AUTUMN. This year, I bought a new macro lens since my old one is not compatible with NikonD700. Macro lens is still my favorite lens. This was taken in Korea during my vacation last November.
AIRPORT. May of this year, it was also my first time to go to China for a business trip. Glad that I brought my fish-eye lens to capture its vastness.
TIE. Being a salaryman is no joke especially if you are required to wear a tie every single day. Thanks to ready to wear ties though.
SUMMER. You've got to love summer season in Japan around August. Loved the chaos, contrast of this photo. You can see Tokyo's Sky Tree at the background.
HAMAORISAI. I've been looking forward to be a witness of this festival from the moment I saw one of my flickr contacts uploaded a photo of it. Then it happened July of this year . Amazing tradition.
STACEY. It's been a while since my last model shoot. This year I got a chance to have one last December. I really wanted to blog about the shoot but I didn't have enough time.
TAKAYAMA. For a while, I thought I was not in Japan but in a tropical paradise. Would love to visit it during winter as it promises a different kingdom but to no avail. Taken last September.
MASSKARA. Rain or shine, the festivities continued. This is MassKara - our city of smiles' festival every October.
For 2013, I hope for more photo opportunities and to abuse to my other new lens, 50 mm 1.4f.
Keep on shooting! Keep on blogging everyone!
What a beautiful compilation of images. It is a photographer's paradise. Hope you have more amazing shooting opportunities in 2013.ReplyDelete
Thanks TWG, fingers-crossed.Delete
It is always a delight to visit your photo blog.ReplyDelete
Thanks OE :-)Delete
I like the Kyoto photo the most. More photos, Totomai! :)ReplyDelete
definitely. you should go to Japan and visit KyotoDelete
Wow! Every photo amazing!!ReplyDelete
A paradise beautifully captured..i love the colours and the energy..and the fact that it took wakefulness to capture..jaeReplyDelete
I will stay awake as long as there are lots to capture. Thanks JaeDelete
gorgeous images, what a joy to viewReplyDelete
A pleasure sharing them to you. Thanks EmmaDelete
Always a visual treat stopping by here. Gorgeous photos!ReplyDelete
Humbled by your words, Geraldine :-)Delete
What wonderful images. We clearly share a passion for travel photography!ReplyDelete
Yes we do, Keith. ThanksDelete
I am glad you showed us what our naked eyes did not see. Keep on sharing.ReplyDelete
Will continue to share as long as I can see :-) Thanks LisaDelete
awesome!!! thank you for sharing with usReplyDelete
you have a natural ability to take the every day scenes in to a level of magnificence. an ability that most photographers do not have.ReplyDelete
What a way to start my day by reading your comment. Aw. Thanks a lot.Delete
Wow. Each photo is a visual poem. Love them all!ReplyDelete
As I always say, there's a poetry in photographyDelete
loved your haiku, and all the photos as well - they are amazing.. and i think the eclipse one is awe-inspiring.ReplyDelete
Thanks LIR :-)Delete
ikaw na talaga totomai! the best!ReplyDelete
haha ako na! lol salamat potingDelete
Ang galing talaga. Keep on sharing your works of art. :) Happy 2013. More beautiful photos from you this year, hopefully.ReplyDelete
Thanks thanks. will do. happy 2013 tooDelete
Just one word: extraordinary...ReplyDelete
great for you that you are able to reflect and go back to your images John, I had planned on doing something like this too, but that's all with me, plans not being executed, so many things to do, so little time :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Ms Beth. It's a part of this blog already and it's a way of pushing myself to at least start the year right, as far as blogging is concerned. hahaDelete