Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Miyajima Deer

Miyajima is famous for its "wild" deer, and they get right up to you. I had one try to see if I had anything in my pockets while I was taking photos!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Fisheye Pagoda

Here's a Skywatch Friday shot I took for fun with my fisheye on Miyajima/Itsukushima, or Shrine Island - the pagoda certainly doesn't lean like that!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Miyajima Shrine and Pagoda

Miyajima/Itsukushima, or Shrine Island, is obviously famous for its shrines. In Japan, there is commonly a torii gate as you approach a shrine. You're not supposed to walk through the center as that is reserved for the gods.
Inside the shrine area are numerous places of worship. Photography inside the buildings is forbidden, but in the grounds it was allowed.
There's also a famous five-storied pagoda, built in 1407.
It's very impressive once you get close to it.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

July 4th Skies

For Skywatch Friday, here's a shot taken on July 4th at the club where we relaxed with an appetizer and a drink. A typically perfect Colorado afternoon to sit outside!
And no, I wasn't laying on the ground for last week's Skywatch shot, but I did use my ultrawide fisheye lens.

Monday, July 9, 2018


Our first full morning in Japan was spent at Miyajima, or Shrine Island, near Hiroshima. Here's a view from the ferry as we approached.
It wasn't great weather but we didn't let that stop us from exploring.
It was truly beautiful, and if you look carefully in the above photo you can see one of Japan's most famous sights (there are more photos to come). Next week we'll see more photos of the shrine and a pagoda.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Niagara Falls 1988 (2)

Here's another random 1988 shot from Niagara Falls for the weekend...

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Japanese Trees

Here's a Skywatch Friday post, from Itsukushima, more commonly known as Miyajima, an island near Hiroshima. We don't get this kind of foliage where I live!

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