Grey Heron in December

On a gloomy afternoon in mid-December I walked to the river with my camera. I was shocked to see how much the water level had fallen in only two days. https://twitter.com/glpjp/status/544430696601616386 The sky was so dark with clouds that at first I failed to see a grey heron standing on the opposite side of the […]

Waiting for a kingfisher

When I walk to Yasugawa, a 15-minute stroll from my house, I often carry an old telephoto lens with my camera, hoping to photograph birds or small animals. Sometimes I get a few nice shots, but often I see creatures only briefly, without time to raise my camera, let alone focus the long lens. Often […]

Shinkansen at Yasugawa

Just before Typhoon 19 came to Kansai, I shot a short video clip of the Kyoto-bound Shinkansen as it entered the bridge over Yasugawa near my home in Ritto City. http://youtu.be/KXu_fg3dYtA This Fall I plan to shoot more video with my still camera, an Olympus OM-D E-M5. I have several old Olympus OM System manual […]

A Brace of Pheasants

On August 30th I was taking some photos at Yasugawa near my home when two pheasants flew out from the bushes on my side of the river, just below where I was standing. My camera and long lens were aimed and focused far down the river, so the pheasants crossed the river before I could […]