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  • 9 August 2017 : Horses in Suffolk
    Riding horses in Suffolk during the summer.

  • 6 August 2017 : A summer shower in Inzai
    A break from the hot summer, a summer shower in Inzai, Chiba. Crossings: road and rail flank mile upon mile of solar panels.   印西牧の原駅

  • 24 July 2017 : Yabusame (流鏑馬)
    A two hour train-ride from Tokyo, is the station of Kawaguchiko (河口湖駅), close to Mount Fuji (富士山), where the fearless team met at 09:00 one summer morning ready for a [More...]

  • 29 October 2016 : Rockers at Yoyogi
    On Sundays Tokyo's rockers gather at the Harajuku entrance to Yoyogi Koen (代々木公園).  This particular Sunday was a special event, evidenced by the enormous turnout.  Lots of dancing, drinking and [More...]

  • 14 October 2016 : London Approach
    Flying into London, with a perfect view of the Thames. Many thanks to SAS... or perhaps the air traffic controllers for London Heathrow. (this image takes a few seconds to load, [More...]

  • 7 October 2016 : Suffolk Folk
    Visiting friends in Suffolk. The stresses and strains of country life... or at least the sofa. The golfers kept their distance but the targets took some serious punishment.  Perhaps not all in [More...]

  • 4 October 2016 : Samantha in Surrey Quays
    Samantha in the parks and on the bridges of Surrey Quays on one of the last days of summer 2016. Some fun in front of the camera... Of course Sam had family support [More...]

  • 1 October 2016 : Moonrise over Suffolk
    A warm Suffolk evening towards the end of summer. The moon rises early, as the sun is just beginning to set. Long shadows on empty fields. Moonrise by D. H. Lawrence And who has [More...]

  • 26 August 2016 : Not the Olympics
    Tokyo, not Rio. The traditional Japanese martial art of Kyudo (弓道).

  • 2 April 2016 : Spring 2016 – Cherry blossom and boatmen
    Oedo Fukagawa Sakura Matsuri In the centre of Tokyo, on one of the canals, the boatmen of the Japanese Boat Society (和船友の会) carry locals and tourists in traditional Japanese boats to admire the wonder [More...]

  • 19 February 2016 : Tsukiji: when the market closes
    Lunchtime is when the Tsukiji fish market (築地市場) closes.  Most of the sales, including the famous tuna auction, are in the small hours of the morning. Once lunchtime comes around a few retail [More...]

  • 6 February 2016 : Photographers in Ginza
    Other photographers are not normally my first choice as subjects but today was an exception... Rikuichi Kishimoto had some stunning images he has taken to show off and certainly had no [More...]

  • 21 January 2016 : Shadows and textures on the Arakawa (荒川)
    The Arakawa (Ara River) on a sunny January afternoon.  Clear skies and winter sun show off the silhouettes and shadows of the edge of the city with the Skytree towering [More...]

  • 18 December 2015 : Asakusa on a December day
    Some of the sights and sounds of the very touristy area around the Sensō-ji temple in Asakusa on a December day.  The whole area is a throng of tourists, sightseers, tour guides [More...]

  • 13 December 2015 : Tokyo winter skies
    The edge of a storm passes over Tokyo at dusk.  The long winter shadows leave the diet building (Kokaigijido) in shadow. Shadows of skyscrapers fall around the Imperial Palace, pointing towards [More...]

  • 27 November 2015 : Moving vehicles
    Movement and reflections on the streets of Tokyo Some of the sights and sounds of the streets of Tokyo, going from Akaska at night to a sunny afternoon in Yoyogi Koen. [More...]

  • 17 November 2015 : Autumn skies
    As autumn runs its course in Tokyo, the wonderful colours come out in the trees. Golds, coppers and browns stand out against the blue skies scattered with threatening clouds lit by [More...]

  • 17 October 2015 : Tatsumi patterns
    Tatsumi, one of the reclaimed islands on the edge of Tokyo, with its array of government housing, dormitories and other accommodation provides a fascinating array of patterns, textures and structures. Bridges [More...]

  • 10 October 2015 : Shibuya Crossing, a profile or two
    Pedestrians wait at Shibuya Crossing Red man at Shibuya Crossing - Wait! Everyone waits, buried in their own thoughts, eyes on the red man opposite... waiting for the pips to tick down... [More...]

  • 25 September 2015 : The Sumida River on a sunny afternoon
    A late stroll down the Sumida River on a sunny afternoon. One of the local residents ready for sunny weather... with an umbrella.  Best to be prepared for all eventualities! Factories backing [More...]

  • 17 September 2015 : Shibuya to Harajuku
    A walk from Shibuya to Harajuku... in the rain! Still warm but definitely moving towards autumn. A coffee stop. George. It's me! Rain is fun... Right? Stand off at the Harajuku crossing!

  • 18 August 2015 : A walk around Korakuen
    The journey to and a summer afternoon's walk around Korakuen (beside Tokyo Dome), taking in the sights and sounds of a Tokyo weekend. On the way, a fellow passenger protects his travelling companions... and [More...]

  • 17 August 2015 : Yokohama nights
    Yokohama nights - a beautiful weekend evening in the summer. The Hikawa (Ice River) Maru, the museum ship at Yamashita Koen (Yamashita Park) sparkling in the evening sea breeze. Looking the other way, the [More...]

  • 29 July 2015 : Kagurazaka Matsuri
    The Kagurazaka Matsuri, a festival and with a folk music and dance competition, all rolled into one.  The participants dance in front of a group of judges at Bishamonten Zenkoku-ji Temple.  The [More...]

  • 18 May 2015 : The Izu peninsula
    A quick trip to the Izu peninsula, visiting a fishing village and some shrines in the hills. The fishing village of Numazu With the mandatory tsunami gate, wall and other defences A shrine in the [More...]

  • 1 May 2015 : A Japanese Wedding
    Rob and Maki's wedding The bride! And after a change of clothes Geishas from Nihonbashi dance as part of the entertainment On to the second reception And the view that a lot of people had of [More...]

  • 29 March 2015 : London, Plymouth and Suffolk
    A day trip in England...  Starting in the early morning in London I took the train to Plymouth... watched an eclipse of the sun (85%) saw the Queen on her way [More...]

  • 29 March 2015 : March in Malta
    March in Malta, friends and family in the spring. Across the Grand Harbour Valletta Someone lost their submarine? Harbour entrance  

  • 29 March 2015 : Paintball Birthday Malta!
    The birthday twins at Extreme Paintball Club, Malta - A really great day. Beatrice and Julius, teenagers at last... or maybe so soon!    

  • 1 March 2015 : Portraits: Friday in the Mermaid
    A few shots early on in the evening... The organiser  

  • 28 February 2015 : Maps: Akasaka to Tosho
    This is a photographic journey from Akasaka Mitsuke to Tosho (Tokyo Stock Exchange) by Metro, my first Tokyo map. Our journey starts outside the Prudential Tower ... at exit 11 of Akasaka [More...]

  • 23 February 2015 : Railway Museum – Saitama
    Well... you have to get there somehow. This is the Railway Museum in Saitama, just outside Tokyo. The nose cone of a Shinkansen (Bullet train). Tokyo ... written backwards (right to left), as [More...]

  • 22 February 2015 : Ueno Nightlife
    Some of the characters and buildings that make up the Ueno nightlife of a weekend. And the recycling needs to be taken away afterwards...

  • 13 February 2015 : Views of the Tokyo Metro
    First prize winner in Black & White Photography Issue 178 This is a photographic journey on the Tokyo Metro, taking you from the driver and passengers on a train, to the ticket [More...]

  • 8 February 2015 : La Cabane, Tokyo
    If you miss your cheese and enjoy your wine, this has to be one of the number one spots in Tokyo!  Situated in Kagurazaka, you'll find great hospitality and some [More...]

  • 2 February 2015 : Sea-life Park
    Tokyo Sea-life Park Who is watching whom? The last three large tuna alive, of the original 200 or so.  Sadly a mystery virus is destroying their population.

  • 13 January 2015 : Ueno Zoo
    Looking for something to do and photograph, so I went to Ueno Zoo! A selfie with a rhino... of sorts  

  • 29 November 2014 : A work night out in Tokyo
    The sights, sounds and characters during a work night out in Tokyo. Greg Davis Kay Rob talks to Hosomura-san and Hasegawa-san "Otty" Hirano-san Hosomura-san Kay and Moe-san Chino-san Hasegawa-san

  • 26 October 2014 : Halloween in Roppongi
    The sights of Roppongi Crossing So it's a week early, the Saturday before Halloween but that's no reason not to dress up! 3 little maids... ready for their night out! Walking and texting [More...]

  • 4 October 2014 : Alton Towers
    The crew arrives at Alton Towers... The Smiler!   The road home.

  • 2 October 2014 : 2014 Malta International Airshow
    Happy? You will be later on, it's the Malta International Airshow! Germany  A German Tornado on static display. Spain Spanish Air Force Patrulla Aguila ("Eagle Patrol") display of their C-101 Aviojets   United Kingdom The Red Arrows display their [More...]

  • 24 August 2014 : Fireworks at Futakotamagawa
    A fabulous evening of fireworks and the odd drink, with many thanks to Greg for the excellent organisation.  Apologies to those I didn't capture but it was a bit dark! (large [More...]

  • 18 August 2014 : Fukagawa Hachiman Matsuri
    ... a summer festival in Tokyo Shrines carried around the ward in a huge, slow-moving procession with the temperature in the high 30's. How else would you spend a Sunday morning? This is [More...]

  • 18 August 2014 : Canoe practice on the river near Mitake
    Trying out some new techniques and using my new old lens for the first time watching come canoe practice on the river near Mitake...   Of course it's not all about canoes. [More...]

  • 4 August 2014 : Beatrice in the Summer of 2014
    Beatrice in Malta in the summer of 2014.  

  • 1 August 2014 : Malta July 2014
    The harbour at St Juliens Paragliders over the end of the world The beach at Golden Bay The bridge at Madliena An afternoon trip to Gozo ends with dinner in Xlendi   Malta now introducing displays [More...]

  • 30 July 2014 : Malta Birthday 2014
    Little Armier                                         Shadows on the wall of the "Lead Hole" in the far North West of Malta. A frozen moment. Are they friends now, a group of strangers or memories of [More...]

  • 15 June 2014 : Tokyo Tower and surrounds
    Tokyo Tower in early summer. Old and new sit side by side. Along with new and newer. Temple across the road. Wishes tied to trees... And some special wishes of a rather direct kind - someone would [More...]

  • 25 May 2014 : Edogawa – A sunny Sunday in Tokyo
    Edogawa (Edo River) on the border of Tokyo and Chiba... or how some Tokyoites spend their Sundays. The wall along the flood plane   Walking along the river Baseball mound   Distance from the sea (15 [More...]

  • 25 May 2014 : Protected: Spring Flat Move in Tokyo
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  • 6 April 2014 : Tokyo spring
    The sakura is now out... it may not last as the weather isn't very spring like. Walking up Takao-san in the spring... with snow still on the ground. If you contribute to [More...]

  • 23 February 2014 : Tokyo Marathon 2014
    Some photographs of the Tokyo Marathon this year. Tokyo Marathon 2014 The leading runner?   The leading pack at about 32km (including Dickson Chumba, Tadese Tola, Sammy Kitwara, Michael Kipyego). It's Rob!              

  • 11 February 2014 : Tokyo Snow
    Two days of snow in Tokyo Hie Jinja   Akasaka Mitsuke  

  • 9 February 2014 : Tropical Winter in Tokyo
    Yumonoshima Dome Built on landfill which has created another artificial island in Tokyo Bay. Waterfalls and leaves Into the canopy Snowy marina next to a tropical paradise Roots, ferns and patterns in leaves

  • 15 January 2014 : Tokyo in Winter (2013-14)
    Some of my photographs from the end of 2013 and early 2014. Yokohama on a Sunday   Ginko leaves on their last weekend... Attitude! Some reflections Dusk over the centre of Tokyo A roller-coaster ride... through a [More...]

  • 10 January 2014 : Kyoto 2013
    Some of the sights of Kyoto towards the end of 2013.      

  • 16 September 2013 : The end of a (small) Tokyo typhoon
    The tail end of the Tokyo typhoon over the Kokaigijido (National Diet Building) with amazing threatening skies. Post-typhoon fishing Fishing in the moat The Boat House for post-Tokyo typhoon fishing... and probably most other times.

  • 15 September 2013 : Hong Kong
    A short visit to Hong Kong... The Hong Kong skyline On the tram (playing with depth of field) Waiting for death? Casinos, old cities and golden arches

  • 15 September 2013 : Welcome to my photo blog
    Here are some of my first images of Tokyo, welcome everyone! Hie jinja Yasukuni A temple entrance Strange attire after a party on Tokyo Bay Night time in Omotesando with reflections Reflections of Ginza Moon over Docomo [More...]