Girl on Bridge in Takayama

Art Talk in Arrowtown!

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Hey everyone! Join me in Arrowtown! I’ll share new and old photos on the big screen, tell stories, make inappropriate jokes, do a Q&A, and more! Come join us and have some wine and see new and old friends. I do this once a year as part of my Queenstown photo workshop, so there will be about a dozen people from that event joining us as well.

After the talk, we’re all headed down to the Blue Door, so come along to that as well!

Space is super-limited. To secure a spot (it’s a free event) email the team and we will get you sorted.

Daily Photo – Girl on Bridge in Takayama

I saw this little girl crossing the bridge into the old town and asked her parents if I could take her photo. I thought she was really cute, especially with the red coat that matched the bridge. And you’ll never guess (I didn’t) where she is from. Taiwan! Yeah, even though I’ve been to Asia about 20 times, I still get confused when picking out what countries people are from. Of course, it doesn’t matter, but it’s still a fun DNA game I like to play. With the 75%+ pure DNA, I’m really good at telling the difference between Korean / Japanese / Thai / Vietnamese / Indonesian, but since there has been a lot of mixing in the past few generations, it’s hard to tell. The easiest ones to spot (at least for me) are the Koreans and the Japanese because most of their pair-bonding comes from within their own (often jingoistic) countries.

Girl on Bridge in Takayama

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-02-13 15:08:52
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/3200
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length22.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Old Town of Takayama

Cell Replication

Check out this video below. It starts with a single cell that then replicates until it becomes a salamander. Fascinating! I can’t actually tell if this is a real video or CGI. Probably CGI. Anyway, it doesn’t really matter because it’s cool.

Daily Photo – The Old Town of Takayama

On the way up to Shirakawa-go, I stopped for two nights in Takayama. The first night I stayed in a ryokan that was a bit on the outskirts. It was a great time, but I was actually a little tired from all the travel so I just stayed in. The next day I found a normal hotel by the bus station in Takayama so I could spend more time exploring the old town. There are a few of these sorts of places in modern Japan where they have kept one section of the city exactly like it was hundreds of years ago.

The Old Town of Takayama

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-02-13 21:50:35
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time8
  • Aperture8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length25.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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