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Shrine

January 18, 2020

Japan, 2019

This may not be my favorite image of this scene (my pick is the direct, head-on view), but this roughly 45-degree view better reveals the shrine’s shape. It’s also easier to see the snow and ice clinging to it. The light was very soft at the end of the day. I experimented here with a fast lens at f/2, seeking a dreamy look.

Tetrapods

January 18, 2020

Japan, 2019

Snow-covered tetrapods along the coast in northern Japan.

Boat Tips

January 17, 2020

Japan, 2019

Fishing boats lined up neatly near the northern tip of Japan. Blowing snow adds a nice texture to the scene.

Solo 2

January 15, 2020

Japan, 2019

One tree stands out at the edge of the woods.

Solo

January 14, 2020

Japan, 2019

An isolated slender tree atop a snowy mountain in Hokkaido.

Icescape 13

January 12, 2020

Antarctica, 2019

The merest suggestion of many mountains in the whiteness. Antarctic calligraphy?

Icescape 12

January 12, 2020

Antarctica, 2019

Mountain etchings barely visible in the whiteness. I cannot say where the ground ends and the sky begins.

Icescape 10

January 10, 2020

Antarctica, 2019

The great white highway, but to where? (Hint: more whiteness.)