Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Retrospective 2008 - Part 1

Here I present my best photos of 2008. As usual this year I continued the themes of detritus and the vernacular landscape. Be it the remains of city infrastructure or the everyday objects that facilitate our economies I try to highlight things that we see everyday, but might not notice or think about.

I was helped this year by the trick Lensbaby lens and Adobe's Lightroom software. Most of these photos were shot in RAW and converted to JPEG for posting to flickr. I use a Canon EOS 40D camera.

These photos can also be found at my flickr set: Restospective 2008
Part two can be found here. Part three can be found here.


Sea Dice I
Sea Dice I - Kata, Wakayama
The ubiquitous concrete blocks that cling to Japan's coasts and river banks.

Waiting for a Taxi in a Juso Blur
Waiting for a Taxi in a Juso Blur - Juso, Osaka
The Juso area of Osaka is a major junction for the Hankyu line, but also a large entertainment and pink light district.

Mattchi-Tabaco-Takihi
Mattchi-Tabako-Takihi - Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto
A rusted sign warning of fires sits in a bed of dry leaves in Kyoto's famous Fushimi Inari Shrine.

Iko-do
Iko-do - Himeji, Hyogo
A rusted storefront in Himeji


Ohmi-cho Ichiba
Ohmi-cho Ichiba - Kanazawa, Ishikawa
The entrance to Kanazawa's famous Ohmi-cho market street.

2 comments:

Tornadoes28 said...

Nice pictures. One of the things I notice a lot about Japan when I visit is the large amounts of rust. Rusty signs, rusty fences, rusty awnings.

angryparsnip said...

Somehow the rust looks better in Japan, don't know why. . .