Workshop in Tokyo & London announced

Newsletter full of Workshop Announcements!

The Stuck In Customs Newsletter #12 just flew out the door with more information on these two events. I’m only going to do two workshops in 2010, and these will be great weekend events. Each of them will be small and intimate, just like the one in Austin so there is plenty of one-on-one time.

Daily Photo – The Peaceful Ryokan Baths of Hakone

Whilst on my last trip to Japan, I did feel like a samurai photographer, traveling the countryside hard by day, and sleeping in ryokan by night.

A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn, and they feature everything one might expect from the visions that are coming in and out of your head.  There is a tatami floor, with a mat or futon upon it.  The rooms are separated by classical sliding doors of rice paper.  There are also communal or private hot baths for relaxation.  In the one below, I had a private bath that overlooked the countryside near Hakone.  This room also came with a traditional Japanese dinner served by women in full and traditional Japanese outfits.

After dinner, and by the time I got myself out of that tub, I think I was more physically drained than I had ever been in my life… it was just wonderful… and I look forward to more ryokans on this next trip!

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  • Trey, wasn’t Hakone awesome! I went one time in the winter, overnight it snowed about 10 inches. The hot springs were perfect in the winter! Such a beautiful place! Cool shot…makes ya miss it! Hope to go back one day! Have fun!

  • casusan

    Oh wow! Cool place – I can see why it’s so relaxing Trey! Awesome newsletter – keep ’em coming!

  • How can I get Stuck In Customs Newsletter #12? 😉

  • @Nicole, try clicking on the link above and see where it leads you!

    Beautiful place, Trey! Japan is on my list of places to travel to!

  • private bath with that view…wohoo…I’m sure its refreshing

  • The view this bathtub has would be like heaven.

  • Wow, Trey, talk about a room with a view, and from that beautiful bath!!! Lovely how the water is reflecting everying around it. That would relax anyone!!!!! I must have the newsletter in my inbox this morning. I don’t check that until I finish My Yahoo homepage. But I might open up two tabs now and take a peak ;-). Thanks for sharing your photos and the newsletter, Trey, and thanks to your helpers, too!!!!

  • Beautiful image and I was struck by the lighting on the wall and its origin? What a wonderful way to complete a day of shooting…a bath and great fun served by gracious ladies! That makes the art even more complete! Thanks as always for the newsletter.

  • Thanks all !

    Nicole – the “Welcome” newsletter that you will receive has a list of all previous newsletters in it, including #12.

    Jacy – that is just the outside light in a dark room…

  • Jon

    Beautiful tones and texture in this image… love it!

  • Love the colors. Red and green, classic combination. Did you specifically ask for a red room with green tub and green mountain for a view? 🙂

  • Love the photo. Went to Tokyo last year but would love to travel more across Japan. I would love to come to the London workshop – I will be poised by my computer to register …

  • Really keen to enrol on the London workshop, but just can’t get hold of newsletter #12! Is it already closed? Reading the book is great, but to actually learn direct from the master… priceless!

  • Doug J

    Amazing color and soft touch.
    If you don’t mind me asking. What software did you use to achieve this look other than photomatix?
    Thank You

  • THanks

    Hehe Chad – no it just worked out !!
    Dave – if you sign up – the welcome email has a link to #12
    Doug – it had a touch of Topaz Adjust !

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