Miyajima

The holy island of Miyajima, just a 20 minutes boat-ride from Hiroshima, has Japans second most popular photo-object - the great gate. For many centuries ordinary people where not allowed to set foot on the island. They could only visit the shrine which is build on poles in the water, and then they had to enter through this gate

Date

2009-06-08 23:30

Shutterspeed

1/125 sec

F-stop

6.3

Focal lenght

40 mm

Iso

100

Pure spirit and mind

To purify your spirit and mind, you wash your hands and sometime mouth with water from a well at the entrance of a shrine

Date

2009-06-10 19:04

Shutterspeed

1/125 sec

F-stop

4

Focal lenght

155 mm

Iso

200

Ryoan-ji

This particular Zen garden has 15 larger rocks placed so that you can never see more than 14 of them from any point. Only if you are truly enlightened you can see all 15

Date

2009-06-10 19:22

Shutterspeed

1/800 sec

F-stop

4

Focal lenght

70 mm

Iso

400

Roof

Typical Japanese roof at the UNESCO world heritage-site of Nikko

Date

2009-06-10 19:23

Shutterspeed

1/125 sec

F-stop

4

Focal lenght

200 mm

Iso

100

Shrine

Details from a beautiful shrine right in the middle of bustling Akihabara (electric-town) in central Tokyo

Date

2009-06-10 19:12

Shutterspeed

1/50 sec

F-stop

7.1

Focal lenght

192 mm

Iso

100

The 47 samurais

This is the grave of the 47 samurais who in the early 18th century was left leaderless after their master had to commit suicide as a result of an assault on a court official. In accordance with their code of honor they killed the official, knowing they would then themselves have to commit suicide on account of murder. Every year on the day of their suicide, people come to these graves in the middle of Shinagawa Tokyo, to pay their respect

Date

2009-06-10 19:15

Shutterspeed

1/20 sec

F-stop

4

Focal lenght

17 mm

Iso

100

Inari

Just a couple of minutes by train from Kyoto main station lies Inari and its Path Of The Thousand Gates. This path stretches for several kilometers and it is lined with gates

Date

2009-06-10 18:45

Shutterspeed

1/13 sec

F-stop

4

Focal lenght

17 mm

Iso

400

Nikko

Nikko

Date

2009-05-24 10:37

Shutterspeed

1/200 sec

F-stop

4

Focal lenght

200 mm

Iso

200

Geisha

In Kyotos traditional Gion-district geisha and maiko are frequently seen hurrying into a cab for an appointment with one of their clients

Date

2009-06-10 19:25

Shutterspeed

1/125 sec

F-stop

4

Focal lenght

200 mm

Iso

400

Gion, Kyoto

Geisha shoes

Date

2009-06-08 23:27

Shutterspeed

1/250 sec

F-stop

7.1

Focal lenght

110 mm

Iso

400

Nanzen-ji

Nanzen-ji, one of the biggest shrines in Kyoto

Date

2009-06-08 23:19

Shutterspeed

1/100 sec

F-stop

5.6

Focal lenght

135 mm

Iso

100

Monks

Monks performing their seremonies in the ancient town of Kamakura

Date

2009-06-10 19:33

Shutterspeed

1/100 sec

F-stop

5

Focal lenght

76 mm

Iso

400

Welcome

I hope You will enjoy the photos You find here. I've been a dedicated hobby-photographer for the last 5 years and with this newly redesigned webpage I'm hoping to take my photography to a more serious level.

I will publish a set of 5 to 15 photos on a certain subject, place or event, in what I call a gallery. The goal is to publish less photos, but hopefully photos of higher quality.

Once again, welcome

Freddie