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Beautiful, @johnnyG! Forgive me my botanical ignorance, what is it?
 

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Beautiful, @johnnyG! Forgive me my botanical ignorance, what is it?
Not sure, I'll ask next time someone's around. Not too dissimilar from higan-bana, maybe some kind of orchid?

The setting there is kind of yucky, so that's my go-to 'from above' tactic. Also, that's a cropped version, but I didn't touch any color adjustments. Here's the same a few minutes ago:

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Nearby, also this morning. The first more natural, the second with the phone's artificial bokeh.
(different blossoms)
These are also cropped, no other adjustments. First one is too 'square on', will try for some offset next time...

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An experiment to try to use horizontals, also cropped a little, and a few other adjustments, The structure of this seems right, but something about the sharpness or definition is wrong. It seems harsh somehow--something's a little 'off'.
(yes, strawberries in the front)

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An experiment to try to use horizontals, also cropped a little, and a few other adjustments, The structure of this seems right, but something about the sharpness or definition is wrong. It seems harsh somehow--something's a little 'off'.
(yes, strawberries in the front)

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It could be the netting throwing the autofocus just slightly off. I have had that happen before. Also the blue of the netting is adding a cool color to an otherwise warm color picture which can add some harshness (if we are talking about the same thing).
 

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It could be the netting throwing the autofocus just slightly off. I have had that happen before. Also the blue of the netting is adding a cool color to an otherwise warm color picture which can add some harshness (if we are talking about the same thing).
Excellent points, and things to remain aware of. Thanks!
 

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A few impression from my commute today. I'm always surprised at the gems hidden in unknown corners nearby.

This was one of the steepest roads I have ever climbed (or descended) on a bicycle. Though only 50 yards in length, it was pretty scary.



Kotohira Shrine Gishikiden (琴平神社儀式殿) in Asao Ward, Kawasaki



Bushu Kakio Kotohira Jinja Honden (武州柿生琴平神社本殿) in Asao-ku, Kawasaki















 

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This was one of the steepest roads I have ever climbed (or descended) on a bicycle. Though only 50 yards in length, it was pretty scary.
For even greater thrill next time try riding down it when it's wet.
 

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It’s not this one! ;)

 

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A few impression from my commute today. I'm always surprised at the gems hidden in unknown corners nearby.

This was one of the steepest roads I have ever climbed (or descended) on a bicycle. Though only 50 yards in length, it was pretty scary.



Kotohira Shrine Gishikiden (琴平神社儀式殿) in Asao Ward, Kawasaki



Bushu Kakio Kotohira Jinja Honden (武州柿生琴平神社本殿) in Asao-ku, Kawasaki















Those are some nice pictures. Not sure if you live in kawasaki, but we use to live in Kawasaki. An area called "Ikuta".
 

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@musicisgood, that’s almost our turf. The pictures above were taken in Asao, not far from Ikuta.
 

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@musicisgood, that’s almost our turf. The pictures above were taken in Asao, not far from Ikuta.
Wow! That's so cool. I was the only foreigner them days in Ikuta. In the morning, I'd be wearing my military uniform going to Yokota Air Base. It was pretty cool back in them days. I think we were allowed to smoke on the trains back them. I know you weren't allowed to eat on the trains, but these days its all changed.
Ikuta was really way out in the country at that time. Our apt. was next to the train station there. At the time we were paying something like 40000 yen a month. But the yen was over 300 yen to a dollar at the time.
 

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And today a little trip to Amanohashidate.
Oh, nice one! Have you seen this? :)


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Travel  Amanohashidate

Amanohashidate (天橋立, "Bridge to Heaven") is a sand spit at the northern tip of Kyoto Prefecture. It is located in Miyazu in the western part of Wakasa Bay and, with Matsushima north of Sendai and Miyajima near Hiroshima, one of the three top scenic views of Japan. Amanohashidate is part of...
 

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