Akashi-kakyo bridge tour

At almost 4km long, surviving a 7.2 magnitude earthquake before the competition the Akashi Bridge is currently the longest suspension bridge in the world. This tour runs between April and November, the trip is 2 hours long, Twenty minutes of those up top and costs 3000 yen for adults and 1500 yen for children. There are some conditions so please check their website. Location and Information You need to book in advancd and since the tour is weather reliant remember to have a backup plan.


Testing out the lifeproof case for my iPhone 4 in a carp pond. Amazing case but can’t charge it while it’s in the cycle mount. Hopefully the mount for the iPhone 5 won’t have this problem.

Leaf hunting second try

After my last leaf hunting trip I decided to give it one more chance and take a trip off island to see if I could get some better results. At least I now know for sure that I really don’t like taking pictures of the autumn colours. Hiking through them, viewing them I love, but as the photos just don’t do them justice (well my photos don’t) it just seems like a waste of time. Next year I’ll still continue to take photos but in reality I’d rather spend the time going on a longer hike. I did encounter a nice udon shop which only serves 20 meals per day and I did find a few […]

New Camera DMC-FT4

After my DMC-FT3 died on a trip to the Tango Peninsula, Panasonic was kind enough to send me a new one, a newer model and in different color :). The DMC-FT4 is basically the same as the previous model with a few new functions. The panoramic mode is interesting but nothing that can’t be achieved in post. Do I need this ?

Leaf hunting

紅葉狩り Momijigari To go to in search of autumn leaves. 紅葉 Momiji autumn leaves 狩り Kari to hunt Like and broken record player you will hear me say this, Amazing Autumn It’s not just the colours, It’s the food, the food…. Sure the colours are amazing and the photography is simple, point, shoot and you have yourself a great shot, And then….. And then it gets boring. Maybe I need to spend some time on flickr stealing some ideas 🙂 神戸市立森林植物園 http://www.kobe-park.or.jp/shinrin/