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Rice Plantings, Hydrangeas Blooming
14/06/2010 James Clarke

Rice Plantings, Hydrangeas Blooming

Nagaokakyo, Kyoto-fu, Japan

It was late on a Monday afternoon after I had finished teaching, and there was a break in the rain (that time of year is the rainy season around here). So, I decided to go out and take some photos. The first place I headed to was a rice field, which is about 5mins walk away from were I live. The photo at the bottom left is of some rice seedlings, they'd been planted not long before. After that I took a walk around the neighbourhood looking for Hydrangeas. Well, I found a few here and there, but they weren't at their best. As I was about to give up, it was then I found these beautiful hot pink ones.
On a side note these two photos made it in to my "Through the Year" gallery, where I show four photos for each month. I've been working on that gallery for a good while now the photos used were taken over a period of three years. Actually I had planned to finish that gallery in October this year, so I could produce a calendar from it and get them out well before New Year. However I got too busy and now it's complete on New Years Eve, when I had no intention of it happening that way!
Note 31/12/2011: The build up to Christmas was very full on for us as we had our final presentations for our English classes. Then we had a church Christmas party followed, by our Christmas service. The day after Christmas we went on a two day trip to Matsuyama and surrounds, which all came together just a few days before Christmas (long story). After the trip was a our wedding anniversary. Finally having a bit of rest over the last couple of days! Wishing all my PBase friends a Happy New Year, I hope 2012 is a good one for you all.

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D AF
(bl) 1/200s f/8 at 50mm iso200 (cropped) (tr) 1/200s f/2.8 at 50mm iso800 (cropped) full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Simon Chandler02-Jan-2012 08:04
Beautiful work. So appealing. v
shatterbug02-Jan-2012 07:54
Beautiful images and presentation! Happy New Year to you and yours James :-)
marko gregoric01-Jan-2012 22:55
Excellent work. V
Sam_C01-Jan-2012 00:49
Beautiful work and great caption James. Happy New Year to you and your family! BV
Jean Chiasson31-Dec-2011 20:47
Happy New Year James beautiful comp vote
Kaden Kratzer31-Dec-2011 19:07
Nice. Have a great New Year. V
Zoltán Balogh31-Dec-2011 15:47
A very nice photograph James, wishing you happy New Year! V
XiaoBernard9931-Dec-2011 14:52
Wending party is important , a little stones in the life ....Me 36 Years yet
The Rice and the Hydrangeas ,a wending in the serenity.
Vickie BROWN31-Dec-2011 14:37
Wonderful captures and the soft pink is gorgeous indeed.
Very best wishes to you and a Happy 2012 to you and yours, James!
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)31-Dec-2011 13:56
Awesome gallery.Vote
Ciao James,
parallaxes31-Dec-2011 12:45
A usual, it's nice to follow you in your trips and walks, James! Thanks fot this beautiful photos and for your kind wishes... Happy 2012 to you and yours :^)
Milan Vogrin31-Dec-2011 12:21
Very nice.
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