Day Two Kathmandu greeted us with sunshine, warm hot sunshine. We saw some mountain ranges as we descended. Our suitcases made it! Yes, there was a shuttle to take us to our hotel and no, he did not charge us. The drive to our hotel was an overload in every sense of the word. The van was overloaded with all our heavy luggage. My senses were filled to capacity. The streets were small but packed with cars, buses, vans and motorcycles. The road was as often loose rock as it was;
Since I started the custom travel montages for clients, I realized I hadn't actually got a Japan shaped montage of my own! Well, let's remedy that, shall we! Here's my Japan Photo Montage. I've limited it to the Torii Gates, Pagodas, bridges and Temples of Japan. Lots of vermilion red and some green and gold. I could do a city-scape one in the future, as I have plenty of those photos in stock: full of lights and neon signs. But this one is my traditional buildings ode to Japa
Torii Gate Sunset 5 x 7 watercolor on paper $68.00 SOLD I didn't plan to be painting so many little watercolors of scenes from around Japan, but here we are a year and a half later! And I must confess how much I have enjoyed painting Chureito Pagoda with blossoms, or Geisha walking around Kyoto, or Mount Fuji. I paint different versions of the same landmark, or icon. I change the season: Autumn leaves, Sakura blossoms. I change the time of day. And the joy for painting these
Our second trip to Asakusa was less busy than when we went on New Year’s Day. I don’t think it could get busier than it was on New Year’s! This past weekend was still super crowded, but I gave myself a realistic photography brief: the temple and people watching. I think I may have snapped away for not longer than 30 minutes; due to the bitter, albeit sunny, cold, and an impatient toddler who wanted to get out of the stroller and run anywhere and everywhere. I think this area
I get lots of ideas in the middle of the night after my son has woken up, gone back to dreamland, and I'm still struggling to fall back asleep.
This new body of Montage Photography work has developed from one of those middle of the night ideas.
I love taking photos when I am traveling, or visiting a new place. New scenes, new landscapes, culture, architecture. A subject I realize I photograph a lot is the church: cathedrals, chapels, mosques temples. Not too many synagogu