Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far

Doing the Weekly Photo Challenge again! This time around the theme is “Near and Far” and I admit that I’m playing fast and loose with it. I don’t have any pictures that are exactly what’s been asked for, so I picked two shots that at least play with perspective a little bit. I feel like it’s true to the spirit, if not the specifics, of the theme.

They’re a bit random, but I hope you like them anyway!

Snow Day

Measuring the snow at my family’s house last winter.

Matsuyama Starbucks

Experimenting with my camera in a Starbucks in Matsuyama.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban

Taking on another themed post, this time the site-wide Weekly Photo Challenge! The topic? Urban. This is a great subject that can be interpreted in a wide variety of ways and, being an urban girl at heart, it’s also one I love.

I actually gave it quite a lot of thought and discarded a couple of angles before settling on something I consider intrinsically linked to urban life: public transit. So I’ve got four photos for you, coming from a couple of my adventures in Tokyo and Osaka!

Osaka Station

A busy platform at Osaka Station.

Ueno Station

Looking across the tracks at Ueno Station.

Inside Ikebukuro

The flow of human traffic inside Ikebukuro Station.

Tokyo From the Shinkansen

Tokyo rushing by, from the shinkansen.

Definitely click the link to the challenge page and check out some other posts! There are a lot of fantastic photos out there.