Country Walks (1)

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Some photos from an afternoon walk in the summer of 2012, out in Chiba Prefecture, from Togane to Naruto. It was as always a quiet, lonely walk… quite a relief from the work earlier in the day, and the crowds of Tokyo.

2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Train Crossing
Country road leading to a train crossing, Naruto, Chiba, Japan
2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Unripe Ume
Unripe Japanese prunes getting close to getting ready to pick, Naruto, Chiba, Japan
2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Gingko Leaves
Gingko leaves sprouting from a pruned tree, Naruto, Chiba, Japan
2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Farmer Woman Hoeing
Farmer woman hoeing her garden, Naruto, Chiba, Japan.
2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Corner Rice Paddy
Two ways to go at the edge of a rice paddy, Naruto, Chiba, Japan.
2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Rice Field
Texture of half-grown rice stalks, Naruto, Chiba, Japan.
2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Queen Anne's Lace
Queen Anne’s Lace newly sprung up on fallow land.
2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Farm Shed
Various tools and materials outside a farm shed, Naruto, Chiba, Japan
2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Cat Tails
Cat tails waving in the evening wind, Naruto, Chiba, Japan
2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Windy Road
Windy road amidst the rice paddies, approaching a shrine, Naruto, Chiba, Japan
2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Shrine Entrance
Entrance to a local shrine, Naruto, Chiba, Japan
2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Path to the Shrine
Concrete path leading to the local shrine, Naruto, Chiba, Japan
2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Copse
Trees at the edge of the shrine land, Naruto, Chiba, Japan
2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Sunset Tree Silhouette
Tree in the evening light at sunset, Naruto, Chiba, Japan
2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Torii Silhouette
Torii guarding the entrance to a small local shrine, Naruto, Chiba, Japan
2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Evening Greenhouses
Green houses in the evening light, Naruto, Chiba, Japan
2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Farm Sunset
Sun setting behind a farm, Naruto, Chiba, Japan
2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Evening Grass
Grass bending beside the road in the evening, Naruto, Chiba, Japan
2012/07/14 Naruto Walk WIld Grass at Sunset
Reeds bending in the evening wind at sunset, Naruto, Chiba, Japan
2012/07/14 Naruto Walk Roadside Lily
Dying lily at the edge of the road, Naruto, Chiba, Japan

7 Responses

  1. These do what the best photographs should: evoke the sense of being there.

  2. kickingcones

    And that’s the hard part, isn’t it? Trying to see what would characterize a place best, and winnow out what is unnecessary? Often, though, I feel I do a good place an injustice by cherry picking what seems most dramatic, and tossing out what seems mundane (the very word mundane says a lot about how we feel about the real world, which in reality is far, far from “just mundane”).

  3. Beautiful pictures! I used the image of the farmer lady for one of my posts, of course giving you credit for the image and linking to this post. Hope that’s ok ^_^
    You can see my post here: http://thejapans.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/sun-protection-in-japan/

    • kickingcones

      Haruko, I’m glad you liked my photo, but it was totally improper for you to use one of my images without first asking me if it was all right. That’s not how these things are done, and not how I would have wanted it. You ask first, then, when I’ve given permission, you go ahead and use it. I think you presumed too much before you went ahead and put it on your website. I worked hard to get these images and to work on them after taking them, and I don’t appreciate someone freely using them on their website without asking me first, even if I was given credit for them.

  4. I’m sorry if I’ve offended you. In my experience most bloggers and photographers are happy when their content reaches new audiences and when people link to their pages. I use images from other people from time to time and have gotten nothing but positive responses. I take it however, from your reaction, that you prefer me to take down the image and remove all links to your page. As you wish.

  5. Hi Haruko,

    I’ve been blogging for a very long time. From the hundreds of bloggers that I know, I’m quite sure a lot of them wouldn’t be happy having someone just take one of their photos without being asked. I simply asked that before you presume to take someone’s content, you ask the creator if it is all right. This is common courtesy in all publishing. What you are doing is called “hot linking”. It is not a praiseworthy practice.

    I have no objection to you using the photo. But next time, please ask before you take someone’s content.

    Miguel

  6. ps. One reason why hotlinking is bad practice is because you are using another’s bandwidth, that they pay for, to post their content on your page. You don’t pay for the bandwidth that you are using.

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