Twenty-Sixteen in Photographs

Hallo!  It’s a new year once again, so I’ve taken to continuing my tradition of building a retrospective photo gallery, for the fifth time now.  This year was again spent heavily in San Francisco — hiking the hills, going to concerts, being around the bridges — though there are a few photos from my domestic travels early on; 57 photos in total.  Galleries for my trips to Japan and India are found elsewhere.  Enjoy!

India in Photographs

I spent 10 days in India at the start of September.  I have a lot to say about that trip, however I feel my time is better suited to other pursuits at the moment.  In the meantime, I’ve assembled 98 of my best photographs from the adventure here for your viewing pleasure.  They span from all around New Delhi, to the Taj Mahal, and down south to Karnataka State from Bangalore to Madikeri.  Enjoy!

 

Japan in Photographs

In mid-May, I spent a week on vacation in Japan.  It was a much needed holiday, both to get away from work, and to see my exiled girlfriend for the first time in months.  We rode around the country on trains, spending a few days in Kyoto, around Mt. Fuji, and in Tokyo.  It was a lovely little trip — the sights were wonderful, the experiences memorable to say the least, and I came home with a decent collection of photons to sift through.  There was no rest to be had, shifting my body clock by eight hours both ways and filling each day to the brim with adventure (except for one much needed “day off”).  I came home exhausted, but happy.  In just over 17 months, I’d gone from having been to zero continents outside of North America to setting foot on five.  I’ll likely be heading back to Asia next, however I’ve got my eye on Australia/New Zealand at some point in the not-to-distant future.  Fingers crossed!

These are my 129 favorite photos from Japan.  I know, that’s a crazy amount to put in a blog gallery, however there were over 3000 to choose from.  Unfortunately (or maybe not), it rained for nearly three days straight at the start of the trip, so most of my photos from Kyoto are dark and stormy.  That did create a pretty surreal effect for many of them though, so I’m happy regardless.  Like I said, it was a great trip.  Enjoy!

Also here’s a bonus video from the Shinkansen trip to Kyoto!