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David La Spina
Works at JapanDave.com
Attended Ball State University
Lives in Okazaki, Japan
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Some of the #sakura from this year. Which is your favorite? 
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hard choice when they are all so beautiful
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Down the Backalley --  #nagoya   #japan  
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The Fallen

in my province
grass blooms too...
cherry blossoms
~Issa

Once a week on my blog (well, ideally... When I am on schedule) I go through my 7+ year blog archive and I repost an old photo. A couple of reasons... 1) It gets me to reformat these old posts. Some of my old posts are formatted pretty badly. 2) It uncovers some old photos current readers of my blog may have never seen. 

This one is interesting. I see when I edited it way back when I added a slight blur to everything, going for a glow effect. Looking at the raw, it is a sharp image, but looking at this edit it looks too soft to me and that kind of bugs me. Hmmm. 

Things like this make me understand George Lucas. I wouldn't do what he did -- go back and replace photos I edited a while ago. I have to trust that the old me had good taste, even if it is different than my current taste, and that some of my followers may enjoy that. Still... The urge is there. 
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A lone plum blossom, one of the first of the season from a few years ago.

Japan loves the cherry blossoms the most, and one can see why -- it's usually warmer, for one, as the cherry blossoms are around April but the plum blossoms are around February -- but for my money, the plum blossoms are best. They have a delightfully sweet fragrance, the flower itself is lovelier, and it is often less busy outside to see them.
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Visions of the Past
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Roof Fish! (You see the strangest things in Japan)
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+Joanna Ohmori I didn't know that. So they function a similar purpose to shachihoko then?
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I call him Mellow Monk-man
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Images of broken light, which 
Dance before me like a million eyes,
They call me on and on across the universe.

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when cherry blossoms
scatter...
no regrets
~Issa
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The Tea Master

(to explain briefly: This style of stone lantern was created by the fellow (Furuta Shigenari) who became the top tea master in Japan following the death of Sen no Rikyu)
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Photographer, life explorer
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photography, computers, I can hold my breath for ten minutes! (note on last one: Not really. note: If you find that funny, you are a geek and we can be friends)
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    Owner, 2008 - present
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Okazaki, Japan
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Muncie, Indiana - Earth
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An American photographer in Japan. Hi.
Introduction
I'm an American photographer based in Okazaki Japan. I love coffee, beer, philosophy, history (especially Japanese history), and shooting photos. 

Nice to meet you. 

I was trained to be a Computer Scientist before deciding computers scare me (but the money was nice) and fleeing for other things. I enjoy doing origami and consider myself an amateur origami expert.
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I get paid to make beautiful photos. What could be better? Hmm.. don't answer that.
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  • Ball State University
    Computer Science
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