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Hibernation Series 2011/2012
14th July 2012
I finally finished sorting out the photographs I took for my Hibernation series in winter 2011/2012, and just added nine photographs, which are "Turn Left", "Local Fire Station", "Sheds", "Cattle Farm", "Snow Fence", "New Year's EVE", "Warm Light", "Half-buried Street" and "Posh House".

もう季節はすっかり夏になってしまいましたが、ようやく昨冬に撮影した「Hibernation」シリーズの整理が終わり、今回は9枚ギャラリーに加えました。"Turn Left", "Local Fire Station", "Sheds", "Cattle Farm", "Snow Fence", "New Year's EVE", "Warm Light", "Half-buried Street" and "Posh House"の9枚です。
1st Place in the Monochrome Print Category of Asahi Camera Magazine
02nd July 2012
My photograph won first place in the Monochrome Print Category of Asahi Camera's Photo Contest (August issue). The magazine will be published on 20th July in Japan.

アサヒカメラ8月号のフォトコンテスト、モノクロプリントの部で、私の写真が1位に選ばれました。8月号は7月20日に発売予定です。いままでの最高が3位でしたので、入賞の連絡をいただいたときは、うれしかったのと同時にとてもびっくりしました。
Two photographs taken in the Volcanoes National Park
16th June 2012
A photograph titled "Sulphur Banks Boardwalk" and a photograph titled "At the foot of the cinder cone" were added to the "Landscape and Waterscape (B&W)" gallery. They were taken in the Volcanoes National Park.

"Sulphur Banks Boardwalk"と、"At the foot of the cinder cone"の2枚の写真を、Landscape and Waterscape (B&W)ギャラリーに追加しました。どちらもハワイのボルケーノ国立公園で撮影しました。
Two photographs taken in Hawai'i were added
23rd May 2012
Last March, we stayed for about three weeks in Big Island, Hawai'i and had a really nice time. I took 26 rolls of BW film and 13 rolls of colour film, however, I haven't finished developing them all yet, due to being busy preparing for my mini-exhibition at Sapporo Art Market (which was held last Sunday).

One BW photograph titled "Palm Trees and Waterfalls" was added to the Landscape and Waterscape (B&W) gallery. And one colour photograph titled "Diagonal Palm Tree" was added to the Nature (colour) gallery.

I now have 7-8 rolls of film to develop, so hopefully I can add a couple more at a later date.


3月の終わりから4月のはじめにかけて、ハワイ島(ビッグ・アイランド)へ行ってきました。滞在中モノクロ26本、カラー13本撮影しましたが、先週参加したアートマーケットの準備で忙しかったせいで、まだ現像が終わっていません。とりあえず、今回モノクロ一枚(Palm Trees and Waterfalls)と、カラー一枚(Diagonal Palm Tree)をギャラリーに加えました。

あと、7,8本未現像のロールがありますので、そこからあと何枚か、ここに載せれる写真があればいいなと思っています。
IGPOTY 2012
20th April 2012
My photograph was selected as one of the finalists in the Monochrome Category of International Garden Photographer of the Year 2012.

LINK

私の写真が、インターナショナル・ガーデンフォトグラファー・オブ・ザ・イヤー2012のモノクロームカテゴリーで入賞いたしました。上記リンクをご覧ください。
Two new photos in the "Winter Hokkaido (B&W)" gallery
23rd February 2012
A photograph titled "A tree and its shadow" and a photograph titled "Towards the sun" were added to the "Winter Hokkaido (B&W)" gallery.

"Towards the sun" was from the very first roll I used for my 905 SWC.
I was very impressed with what this highly reputable lens can do.

"A tree and its shadow"と"Towards the sun"を Winter Hokkaido (B&W)ギャラリーに追加しました。
"Towards the sun"は、新しく購入した905SWCのテスト撮影も兼ねた一本目のフィルムからです。さすが、評判の高いレンズ、素晴らしい描写を見せてくれました。
One new photograph in the "Traditional Japan" gallery
02nd February 2012
One photograph titled "Late Autumn" was added to the "Traditional Japan" gallery.

This was taken during our stay in Kyoto last year (2011).

We visited a small but very pretty Japanese garden, but it was drizzling a little. I was sitting on this "engawa" (wooden terrace-like sheltered corridor) and, when I look aside, I found this little autumn.
One photograph was added.
29th January 2012
One photograph titled "Frosted Trees" was added to the "Winter Hokkaido (B&W)" gallery.

So far, this winter seems quite productive, although we are having too much snow again.
Hopefully I can add more photographs to my "Hibernation series" later on, too.
A new photograph in the "Winter Hokkaido (B&W)" gallery
24th January 2012
A photograph titled "Snowstorm has arrived" was added to the "Winter Hokkaido (B&W)" gallery.

This was taken during our (my wife's and my) first snowshoeing last month.
One photograph was added.
29th December 2011
One photograph titled "Kyoto Railway Station" was added to the "Architecture (colour)" gallery.

We stayed in Kyoto for four nights at the beginning of December and enjoyed pretty autumn leaves very much, as well as a big Christmas tree shining in Kyoto railway station.
Two photographs were added
14th November 2011
A photograph titled "Log on the beach" and a photograph titled "Fox trails in the sand" were added to the "Landscape and Waterscape (B&W)" gallery.

Both were taken last month in the seaside near my house (Hokkaido).

An ND filter and an orange filter (SC56) were applied.
One new photograph was added (and back from Tokyo)
27th October 2011
A photograph titled "Line of concrete" was added to the Landscape and Waterscape (B&W) gallery.
This was taken with my current favourite filter combination, which is ND 3.0 plus SC 56 (altogether approximately 12 stops down).

We had a short holiday in Tokyo last weekend. I did a bit of night photography around our hotel in Odaiba, and am now waiting for the lab. to finish developing (I used colour film all the time).
One photograph was added
17th October 2011
One photograph titled "Cranes" was added to the Industrial Scenery (B&W) gallery.
One photograph was added.
14th September 2011
One photograph titled "Growing" was added to the "Nature (colour)" gallery.

This was taken in last July in Ikoro-no-Mori garden in Tomakomai, Hokkaido.
One sunny, summer morning
30th August 2011
A photograph titled "One sunny, summer morning" was added to the "Landscape and Waterscape (B&W)" gallery.

For two reasons, I used an orange filter and an ND filter to extend exposure time.
Firstly, I wanted to achieve smooth water surface and cloud stream, and secondly, there were way too many dragonflies flying around the concrete wall, so I didn't want to have all those wiggly lines on my photo!
Two new photographs in the "Industrial Scenery (colour)" gallery
18th August 2011
Two photographs titled "Factory" and "Night Walk" were added to the "Industrial Scenery (colour)" gallery.

"Night Walk" isn't actually industrial scenery, but for now I've put it in this gallery. In the future, I might have to rearrange my galleries.

I have developed five out of the seven rolls of BW film which I used during my last trip to Obihiro / Tokachi. And, hopefully I can pick up six rolls of colour film at Yodobashi some time next week !
One photograph was added.
04th August 2011
One photograph titled "Summer 2010" was added to the Landscape and Waterscape gallery.

We came back from a four-day trip to Obihiro/Tokachi the other day.
The weather was rather dull, but we visited many lovely places and enjoyed them so much, despite getting a few nasty insect bites on my legs!
One photograph was added.
26th July 2011
A photograph titled Willow was added to the Nature (B&W) gallery.
Had a short holiday in Furano/Biei
11th June 2011
We had a short holiday in Furano/Biei last weekend (from 4th to 6th June).
The weather was quite changeable but we had decent sunshine from time to time.
Although it was not actually Furano's peak flower season (almost no lavenders), we enjoyed visiting a couple of pretty gardens. I used two rolls of ACROS and three rolls of colour neg film. So far, I developed one roll of ACROS, and managed to get one satisfying photo, which was titled A tree travelling on the road and added to the "Landscape and Waterscape Gallery (B&W)".
One photograph was added
30th May 2011
One photograph titled "Shadow Cast" was added to the "Traditional Japan" gallery.
We visited Kyoto and Nara last month. I just have only this one to add to this gallery, although I spent quite a few rolls over there....