Monday, December 12, 2011

Raugh out Roud II

I tried to get a few more introspective shots of the comedians who preformed this night.
Guillaume Geoffroy

Kwame Alexander

Dan Dorman

 Bucky Buckman
Edd Daggers

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Little everyday things.

The late afternoon light illuminated this blossom on the balcony brilliantly.

A few days this week I found myself on the train even earlier than usual and rather than show up to work super early, I took some time to wander about and take some photos in the late morning light.



Not so itsy bitsy spider.  
These spiders are one of the things I like about fall here in Japan.  Not only are they rather large with a 10cm leg span, but their webs can be as large as 2 metres across.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Otsu-Shrine - 大津神社

 Otsu-Shrine -  大津神社


After the entrance and before the shrine building itself there are always two guardian lion-dogs; one with its mouth open and a ball; the other with the mouth closed.


Detail of the eaves.

Phoenix

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sunset and Rising Sun

A Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force ship docking in Osaka Bay.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Nara Park - 奈良公園

Nara Park is a wonderful destination for a day trip.  While famous for having the largest wooden building in the world which houses a truly huge statue of Buddha it is important not to overlook the little things and other details that make it a great place to visit.










Monday, October 3, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Raugh out Roud

Raugh out Roud (ROR) featured great stand-up comedy by Osaka based comedians:
Bill Reilly, Jade Lake, Rob 'Bucky' Buckman, Dan Dorman,
Kwame Alexander, Zach Strickland, and Edd Daggers.
It was quite impressive as for most of the comics, who as members of the Pirates of the Dotombori specialize in improv, it was their first time doing stand-up; and they all did great!

Bill Reilly


Jade Lake


Rob 'Bucky' Buckman


Awkward segue: 

Dan Dorman



Zach Strickland: relaxing before his act

 Kwame Alexander

Pocky <3


Zach Strickland


Rap Battle!


Edd Daggers


Appreciative audience