Shadowness - HillbillyDeluxe http://shadowness.com I'm Tom. I like photography. And hockey....LOVE hockey! C'mon Pookie... en 廃墟 - Motor Lodge 1F http://shadowness.com/HillbillyDeluxe/motor-lodge-1f <a href="http://shadowness.com/HillbillyDeluxe/motor-lodge-1f"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/420441/image_t6.jpg" /></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!  Sun, 30 Mar 2014 01:30:24 -0400 おやすみ Berlin http://shadowness.com/HillbillyDeluxe/berlin <a href="http://shadowness.com/HillbillyDeluxe/berlin"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/419416/image_t6.jpg" /></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 http://shadowness.com/HillbillyDeluxe/inhale-ii <a href="http://shadowness.com/HillbillyDeluxe/inhale-ii"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/417717/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />A revisitation of an old shot from many years ago. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 10:43:28 -0400 Between the Sheets http://shadowness.com/HillbillyDeluxe/between-the-sheets <a href="http://shadowness.com/HillbillyDeluxe/between-the-sheets"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/416279/image_t6.jpg" /></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 http://shadowness.com/HillbillyDeluxe/winter-castle <a href="http://shadowness.com/HillbillyDeluxe/winter-castle"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/411087/image_t6.jpg" /></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 http://shadowness.com/HillbillyDeluxe/daily-view <a href="http://shadowness.com/HillbillyDeluxe/daily-view"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/409969/image_t6.jpg" /></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 Send in the Clowns http://shadowness.com/HillbillyDeluxe/send-in-the-clowns <a href="http://shadowness.com/HillbillyDeluxe/send-in-the-clowns"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/406387/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Just as I was leaving work yesterday, this giant shoes were just sitting in the entrance way... I wondered to myself, out loud actually, "Where is the clown and his car to fill these shoes?" Tue, 28 Jan 2014 03:03:19 -0500 Sunset Run http://shadowness.com/HillbillyDeluxe/sunset-run <a href="http://shadowness.com/HillbillyDeluxe/sunset-run"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/404693/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />On my last long run of the day. (Intermediate course) When I rounded the corner and saw this scene I just knew I had to stop. After shooting this, I started down again only to wipe out spectacularly two sections later. I smacked my head really hard (no helmet). Went for CT scans and Xrays. Doc says I should be ok in a week or two. No apparent concussion and just a little whiplash. Haha....I got lucky! Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:29:03 -0500 Shrine in the Pines http://shadowness.com/HillbillyDeluxe/shrine-in-the-pines <a href="http://shadowness.com/HillbillyDeluxe/shrine-in-the-pines"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/404691/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Although this looks like a miniature or tilt shift photograph, it's not. This is a full sized shrine gate DWARFED by the pines on this mountain. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:25:49 -0500 Nozawa Yamabiko Run http://shadowness.com/HillbillyDeluxe/nozawa-yamabiko-run <a href="http://shadowness.com/HillbillyDeluxe/nozawa-yamabiko-run"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/404689/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />The view from the top (1650m). One of the premier ski resorts in Japan, it was a GLORIOUS day on the slopes! Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:09:59 -0500