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Choose My Best Instagram Photos – Round 1, Group 41

You’re in for a treat this time. Sky, lots of sky. And sunsets! This is when my obsession for amazing, bright sunsets began. And they are some of my more popular photos. But I’ll let you be the judge. Let’s take a look.

The rules are simple. I post 10 of my Instagram photos every few days, and you get to vote on your favourites. It’s multiple choice, so please vote for 2 to 4 photos (3 is ideal). Leave a comment saying why you voted the way you did. The poll comes after the photos.

Here are the photos:

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Venus, moon, and Jupiter

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Today's amazing sunset and clouds

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Sakura

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Marsh boardwalk

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Enoshima

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Mt Fuji sunset

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Mt Fuji sunset at the beach

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Yuigahama Beach in Kamakura

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The cliff of Inamuragasaki in Kamakura

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Inamuragasaki, Kamakura

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My Last Visit to Kamakura

You may remember some videos I made about our move to Canada. The last one I did was exactly two weeks before our move. I found it difficult to do the other videos because of a lack of time and motivation. However, since I’ve been working on my YouTube channel quite a bit lately, I’m feeling the motivation to get those videos all finished. So, here is the next video in the series.

In this video, we visited Kamakura for the last time. It’s probably my favourite place in Japan, especially since I lived there for four years, but also because of the history and beautiful places. Enjoy the video!

What did you think? Let me know in the comments below.

Choose My Best Instagram Photos – Round 1, Group 20

Now we’re getting somewhere. I think this is around when the quality of my photos started becoming much better. More beach photos, and some photos I like from a park near I work. I think you’ll like this group.

The rules are simple. I post 10 of my Instagram photos every few days, and you get to vote on your favourites. It’s multiple choice, so please vote for 2 to 4 photos (3 is ideal). Leave a comment saying why you voted the way you did. The poll comes after the photos.

Here are the photos:

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Enoshima black and white

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Beautiful October day at Enoshima Beach

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Enoshima Beach is still popular in October

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Enoshima Beach

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He doesn't like this tile lately.

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Futamatagawa station

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Covered sidewalk

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Kodomo Shizen Park

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Small shrine in Kodomo Shizen Park

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Red bridge in the park

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Choose My Best Instagram Photos – Round 1, Group 19

We’re getting close to one-third of the way through all the photos. This time, we have some beach photos! There are actually a lot of beach photos later.

The rules are simple. I post 10 of my Instagram photos every few days, and you get to vote on your favourites. It’s multiple choice, so please vote for 2 to 4 photos (3 is ideal). Leave a comment saying why you voted the way you did. The poll comes after the photos.

Here are the photos:

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Little valley in the city

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Stairs

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Little puffy clouds

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Sunset in Yokohama

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Spiral tree

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Katase-Enoshima Station

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Enoshima

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Enoshima Beach

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Enoshima Beach sun and sea

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Fishing at Enoshima

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A Brush With Fame

Have you ever walked down the street and just happen upon a large group of people getting ready to shoot a scene for a TV show?  That happened to me and my family today.  We were going for a walk along the beach in Kamakura (see the photos and video here) and as we passed Inamuragasaki Point, we saw a bunch of people on Shichirigahama Beach.  Well, I thought they were cleaning up, because you often see people cleaning the neighbourhoods.  Well, there was a lot of other equipment there, and it turned out it was all for a TV drama.  There were many crew members, and I’m guessing the actors were standing out on the rocks.  I wasn’t close enough to see who they could be, though.

So, as we sat down to take a break from walking, I decided to get up to take a picture of Enoshima.  That’s when one of the staff approached me and asked me not to take any pictures.  I said I was just taking a picture of Enoshima.  That seemed to satisfy her.  So later on, as we were walking away, I turned around, zoomed in, and took this picture below.

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I’m guessing the woman standing up on the right and the woman sitting down next to her are the actresses.  They were standing apart from the rest and seemed to be the focus of attention.  Too bad I couldn’t see who they were.

Has this ever happened to you?

A New Year at the Beach

Today, we went to the beach to watch the sunrise.  However, it was cloudy over the eastern horizon.  While we didn’t get to see the sunrise, we did get to see Mt. Fuji turn pink.  We also did hatsumode, or the first shrine or temple visit in the new year.  We did that on Enoshima.  After that, we walked all the way home, more than 11 km.  Below is just a preview of the photos.  I’ll be posting all of the photos on my Japan blog later.

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Mt. Fuji turning pink from the sunrise.
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Incredibly crowded! This is at the base of the hill. We had to go all the way to the top.
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A look back at Enoshima from the beach.

I’ll also be posting some 2014 in review posts, as well as the month in review post for December.  These will come later after I get a little bit of sleep.  I didn’t get much!