Archive for May, 2012

Today’s annular solar eclipse reached its peak in Osaka at 7:30 in the morning so I set my alarm for 7:15, crawled out of bed, clutched for a couple of cameras, and stepped outside to see what I could see.  Though it was mostly cloudy yesterday, with a little bit of rain predicted for the […]


human error

16May12

In honor of the May 5th shutdown of every last nuclear power plant in Japan for the first time in 42 years, I wore the “nuke free” t-shirt that I bought on my visit to Hiroshima just over a year ago. Anti-nuclear sentiment in Japan is continuing to grow, with even business-minded politicians such as […]


the medusiad

03May12

From a series of portraits taken on Swan’s Island of the artist Barbara Andrus.  In these photos Barbara’s hair was supposed to end up looking something like Medusa’s snaky locks.  In a way I think these portraits are a bit unsuccessful because Barbara’s hair actually looked so much more snaky and magnificent in real life […]