Nerdtour 2012 quickie: Kiyosumi Garden

Here’s a photo from the “star” of my upcoming book, Kiyosumi Garden! I went there on my first full day in Japan in 2012, and even though it was a mixture of sun and rain during the hours I was there, it still managed to be very beautiful, quiet and … Continue reading

It’s a book thing!

So, I finally have a few tools to help me with the workflow, the process of making a photo book. I decided to work on a few books from my Nerdtour 2012 excursion, one each on a different place, topic, or a single day. I took so many photos that … Continue reading

All Nerdtour 2012, all in one place!

So, I reorganized my pages and posts somewhat, and gathered things together in a more coherent fashion! I grouped all the posts (so far) concerning the 2012 Nerdtour, and put them where they belong, under the “Things I’ve Done” link to “Nerdtour 2012“. I added sub-menus for “About“, “Preparations” and … Continue reading

Nerdtour 2012 quickie: some tilt-shift fun

simulated tilt-shift processed photo of cars on highway taken from overhead

I figured I’d try the “tilt-shift” action in the latest Adobe Photoshop Elements, modifying one of my Nerdtour photos.

Nerdtour 2012 quickie: Yokohama Chinatown

street scene in Yokohama's Chinatown

Chinatowns in all big cities are pretty much alike, but the one in Yokohama is very colorful at night, just like most of urban Japan, and much more so than the DC Chinatown. Here’s a prime example:

Some slight site mods…

You may or may not have noticed, but I’ve been adding banner pictures from my Nerdtour 2012 in Japan, just for variety. Each time you load the page, there’s a different picture (usually!) and more will be coming. Just a little something to break the monotony! I’ll likely be adding … Continue reading