365 photos in 365 days: Photo #259-#283

I’m BACK! hahaha!

Sorry it took me 24 days to update our blog. To be honest after we came back from our Hokkaido trip I got lazy. I still took my pictures but I just didn’t have the drive to post them on to wordpress. I’m sorry! But here are my photos! I hope you enjoy them! Sorry for making you wait 24 days!


365 photos in 365 days: Photo #232

Yesterday, Michelle had to go to Nishinoshima (a neighboring island) to teach at the junior high school over there, so we decided to have a date night after her work. This doesn’t get to happen very often because we usually have tennis on Thursday nights. But since it’s winter and tooooo darn cold in the gym, tennis practices have been canceled until the weather starts to warm up.

This picture was taken after we got off the boat on our way back home from dinner. This is a long exposure of the boat leaving Chibu’s port. When I first took the picture and looked at it on the back of the camera, the right side of the picture was over exposed and I felt like the light trail didn’t look as cool as I hoped for. We walked home from the port trying to find another picture I could take. We tried some more long exposures but none of them came out how I wanted. When we got home, I popped my memory card into the computer and loaded the image. I sat and thought about how I could make the picture better, fiddled around with the exposure and some brushes in Lightroom, then BOOM! Here’s the picture I came up with:

Location: Chibu-mura, Shimane-ken, JAPAN
Location: Chibu-mura, Shimane-ken, JAPAN

365 photos in 365 days: Photo #190

Good evening everyone!

When I went to go for a walk to get ingredients for tonight’s dinner, I wanted to capture a fisherman going out on his boat. Today’s weather was overcast and chilly, so I didn’t think I was going to get the photo that I wanted. As I was walking and looking around to see if there was something else that peaked my interest, I heard the motor of a boat start and quickly looked around to find where the boat was leaving from. I spotted it and realized I still had to turn on my camera (stupid me, I should have had it on already). As I was turing on my camera, the boat started to pull further and further away, but I got lucky because the picture came out better than I thought. I originally wanted to capture a close up shot of the boat, but I like the picture I landed up taking because the building in the background is the fisherman’s cooperation where all fishermen bring in their daily catches to sell. I couldn’t have asked for a better background and timing (even though it was just plain old luck).

Location: Chibu-mura, Shimane-ken JAPAN

Surprise! You get an extra photo for today! Even though this is an old one, my father in-law wanted to see one of my previously posted pictures in color. The photo I am talking about is photo #171. If you forgot what it looked like go check it out here! Sorry that it took me so long to post this in color, but here you go!

Location: Chibu-mura, Shimane-ken, JAPAN

365 photos in 365 days: Photo #181 and #182

Good evening everyone!

Sorry for the late post again. I’ve been feeling under the weather for the past two days.   I did take a picture today and yesterday when I went to the store. Don’t worry, I didn’t cook dinner. Michelle did and she made a wonderful pasta last night. I think I might have her make dinner more often. Maybe only on the weekend when she doesn’t have to go to work.

I love taking photos of flowers because they’re naturally beautiful. So when summer started coming to an end and the weather began to cool down, I got a little sad because a lot of flowers started to wither away and die. As fall kept chugging along and winter came creeping up, I started to see some flowers pop up, blooming nice and bright and beautiful even though it was freezing cold and windy. These are some of those flowers:

Location: Chibu-mura, Shimane-ken, JAPAN

I was so happy to still be able to photograph flowers at the start of winter. I am hoping that there will still be some in bloom when it’s snowing…I doubt it, but a little part of me is still hoping.


When ever I can’t think of a photo or I just don’t see anything on my daily walks, I go to the shrine in Chibu. There is always something interesting there for me to take a picture of.  Take a look and what I found this time:

Location: Chibu-mura, Shimane-ken, Japan