With a family-filled Easter long weekend, I haven’t had much time to get the camera out. So instead I’m heading back to last year’s Japan trip for some inspiration. My Sunday photo for this week comes from the most incredible train station I have ever seen – Kyoto Station.
My Sunday Photo for this week is titled Rust Bucket
After a short break over the Christmas and New Year period, I’m back for My Sunday Photo in 2018. If you don’t know what I’m on about, head over to Darren’s website, Photalife, and check it out. It’s my favourite link up each week, I love looking at all the amazing photos from around the world!
A couple of days ago we went for a great walk long the Botany Bay foreshore. It was a beautiful day to be out and about, and we had a lot of fun, especially when we stumbled upon a brilliant and mostly deserted playground. The only downside to our walk was an unfortunate scooter accident, but even that wasn’t too bad (…other than the rivers of blood).
I got a little slack in 2017 and began to rely too much on our excellent Sony RX100 point-and-shoot. In 2018 I plan to make the effort to take the Nikon D5100 with me a lot more, there’s nothing more satisfying than using a DSLR – even my entry-level gear fills me with joy!
I took a stack of great photos at the playground, but I also noticed an interesting sight out in the bay.
The Rust Bucket
I always find these kinds of things fascinating. Surely that was once a boat that cost someone a lot of money. How did it come to be in the state it is in, and why is it moored where it is moored? Is it sitting there just waiting to die, or does someone have grand plans of bringing it back to life?
Whatever its story, I really enjoyed photographing it. It’s times like this where having a decent zoom lens comes into play. I could tell from the shore that it was in pretty bad shape, but I couldn’t make out any of the details. It was interesting to see the graffiti and the rubbish pile on the back. As for the seagull, I only noticed that when I zoomed in to 100%. Click on the above image to see it full size.
I wonder what will become of this rust bucket.
I like the traditional kimono. They are beautiful, elegant and distinctly Japanese.
What absolutely drives me nuts is the tourist obsession with kimono hire in Kyoto. I’m sure it’s not a new thing, but the phenomenon now appears to be totally out of control.
Read more “Kimono Hire in Kyoto – Don’t Be That Tourist”
If you are ever lucky enough to travel to Japan, Kyoto should be high on your list of places to visit. It offers a contrast to the neon lights of ultra-modern Tokyo – a glimpse of Japan’s history and tradition.
At first glance, much of the city appears to be ancient. Great temples and shrines can be found around every corner. Nijo Castle and The Imperial Palace dominate the northern part of the city on the map. Yet, All isn’t quite as it seems…
Read more “Kyoto – Fire and the Replica City”