Shadowness - HillbillyDeluxe I'm Tom. I like photography. And hockey....LOVE hockey! C'mon Pookie... en nap <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />My friend's son taking his afternoon nap. Wanted to share this because he looked so peaceful. May we all find that kind of peace. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:22:37 -0400 Hidden Temple <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Just walking about, testing a used camera and lens set up. Found a temple hidden in the back of the neighbourhood. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:14:08 -0400 ....out of control <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Looking up the spiral staircase in the Arc Du Triomphe. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 03:29:07 -0400 竹林の道 - Bamboo Grove <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Reworking some old shots using luminance masks. Let me know what you think! :-) Fri, 06 Jun 2014 03:31:48 -0400 廃墟 - Motor Lodge 1F <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Main Reception Foyer A very good friend has returned to Japan for a visit and we decided to take a little tour to see if we could find some abandoned buildings. We found quite a few! Unfortunately we couldn't enter them all.... Then we found this beauty! Abandoned but not totally trashed. Very little vandalism or graffiti. A gem of a find! Thanks for looking but be warned....more HDR will be coming down the tubes!  Update July 2014: I re-edited this and made it less HDRish and more like what I actually saw that day. I prefer this version. Thanks again for looking. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 01:30:24 -0400 おやすみ Berlin <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Was heading back to the hotel after a very long day of trekking around one of the most interesting cities I have ever been to! Saw this and felt there was something there but never got around to processing it. Now...three years later, I did. Hard to believe it was just three years ago....I really need to go back there again! Tue, 25 Mar 2014 04:44:48 -0400 Inhale II <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />A revisitation of an old shot from many years ago. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:43:28 -0400 Between the Sheets <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />The season is coming to a close and I was out for a few last runs. Lucked out in Myoko Kogen and got to ski between the layers of clouds out that day. Have never seen anything like it before and probably never will again. Lucky to have been there! Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:27:32 -0400 冬の烏城 - Winter Castle <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />Taken during a small break in the massive snow storm that hit central Japan. The snow frosted the otherwise dark and silent castle. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 05:36:55 -0500 毎日眺め - Daily View <a href=""><img src="" /></a><br />I drive past this small shrine everyday. It's a part of my daily routine and the "brown and dirty" winter we were having was, honestly, bringing me down. Then it snowed! The most some places have seen in over 45 years! I don't know how to describe it but it was a wonderful feeling. It lifted the sluggishness and put a proper winter face on the cold we had been experiencing over the past few weeks. Now everything is blanketed in white. Pure. Clean. Winter. I guess it was the Canadian in me yearning for the snow. Most of my co-workers and friends here complain about the snow...I don't. I haven't been this happy in a long time. I know it won't last for long...but I am going to enjoy the hell out of it while it is here. And of course, I went skiing. Hope you are enjoying your winter as much as I am now! Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:26:37 -0500