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Giant Torii gate at Hakone, Japan


Giant Torii gate at Hakone, Japan

Taken in Dec 2008 during my trip to Japan. I went up to Hakone alone and was lucky to be greeted by clear weather.

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Morning Jog in Tokyo


Morning Jog in Tokyo

Jogging with a professional companion at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo, Japan. Picture taken in Dec 2008

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Wildlife Wednesday – Thirsty? Drinking Fountain!


Thirsty? Drinking Fountain!, originally uploaded by anthonli.

It’s not everyday that birds think that you’re not intimidating and act themselves directly in front of you.

But then, these two sparrows could be just desperate for a drink. One would take a sip while the other keeps watch, then they would swap. All the while, I was standing right in front of them, so close that I had to lean back just to grab this shot (that’s about a metre away)!

This was taken at Hibiya Park, Tokyo, right beside the Imperial Palace.

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Travel Thursday – Senso-Ji Gate


Senso-Ji Gate, originally uploaded by anthonli.

This is a long exposure shot of the Senso-Ji Gate at Asakusa.

Taken in the evening, when the lights are on, this gives an HDR feel to the picture, when the long exposure eliminated the shadows, but luckily it is not bright enough to overexpose the sky.

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Action Tuesday – Cyclist, Himeji


Cyclist, Himeji, originally uploaded by anthonli.

In quite a few parts of Japan, cycling is a popular mode of transport.

In Himeji, it’s not uncommon to see cyclist zipping past individually or in groups.

Here’s one starting to cross the street in the evening. Probably hurrying home for dinner.  This is one of the (not so) few shots that I attempted as I walked back to the Himeji Station from the Castle to get the Shinkansen back to Kyoto.

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