Early March 2011... a few from the archives.

May 19, 2020,06:08 AM

I had just returned from Hiroshima when events on Friday, 11-March-2011 soon overshadowed everything happening at that time.  東日本大震災 or the Great East Japan Earthquake at 9.0–9.1 (Mw) was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan, and the fourth most powerful earthquake in the world since modern record-keeping began in 1900. Note: the most powerful quake was the 9.5 magnitude Valdivia Earthquake that struck Chile on 22-May-1960.

A few from Itsukushima Shrine (popularly known as Miyajima) and Hiroshima...

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Mood catching photos

 By: MichaelC : May 19th, 2020-06:15
Thanks for posting, Casey.

Thanks Michael...

 By: cshimokita : May 19th, 2020-07:45
for some reason these photos from that road trip came into my memory recently... so I had to dig into the archives. the b&w were taken with the Leica MP... seems like yesterday. Casey

Love it Casey!

 By: Ted-Lo : May 19th, 2020-06:18
You doing tours? LOL. My wife keeps talking about going there and at least getting some Kobe beef in Kobe.

Sticking close to home at the moment...

 By: cshimokita : May 19th, 2020-07:47
Tokyo is still in lockdown... but looking forward to the next tour... It would be nice to visit almost any restaurant ; ) Casey

I do really really really miss the restaurant scene.

 By: Ted-Lo : May 19th, 2020-07:49
No more crowded restaurants for the time being anyways because of social distancing.

Such great pictures, Casey!

 By: mrds : May 19th, 2020-06:23
Hiroshima is a beautiful city. I've been there only once many years ago, but I still have very strong memories of the A-Dome. Thank you for bringing the memories back! Daniel

That last photo was taken at low tide...

 By: cshimokita : May 19th, 2020-07:54
I made the mistake of walking down the steps to the river edge... the steps are normally underwater and extremely slippery as I discovered ; ) My memories include a little misadventure along the Motoyasu River... Casey


 By: mrds : May 19th, 2020-10:06
Looking back always takes the bad side out of these adventures.

Beautiful country...

 By: cshimokita : May 19th, 2020-07:57
when things clear up, definitely make the trip... I can't wait to do some more domestic travel... Casey

Great pictures...

 By: kev09 : May 19th, 2020-06:49
...particularly the last one with the A Dome surrounded by the modern buildings. I think it shows, if I’m not being too sentimental and considering the current crisis, that however grave the situation, people carry on and rebuild and life goes on. Thanks ... 

Beyond the buildings to the right...

 By: cshimokita : May 19th, 2020-08:02
is "Mazda Zoom-Zoom Stadium", home fo the Hiroshima Carp. Looking forward to the delayed start of the baseball season. That last photographs is one of my favorites from the trip in 2011... Casey

That last photo was planned out...

 By: cshimokita : May 19th, 2020-19:38
the only thing I would consider doing differently is check the tide schedule to shoot at high tide and possibly get stable reflections. Casey

Love what you did with 3/4!

 By: TheMadDruid : May 19th, 2020-19:03
It took a minute to figure out you hadn’t performed magic.

It was a fun trip...

 By: cshimokita : May 19th, 2020-19:52
I was traveling with the Leica MP (film) and 50mm / 28mm / 15mm for the b&w… Canon 5D Mk II with 35mm / 85mm. the upper (number 3) was MP & 50mm while the color reflection (number 4) was 5D & 85mm so there was a mismatch in focal lengths... I never found ... 

I'm looking at this now on my laptop and there's a separation with the two photos.

 By: TheMadDruid : May 26th, 2020-13:24
When I first saw this post it was on my iPhone and the two shots had no space between them. Blew my mind until I realized they were two shots. This was a nice set of photos.

Thanks for the follow-up post...

 By: cshimokita : May 26th, 2020-14:12
I don't have a smart phone, so never worked with that platform... Casey

Some Beautiful Images —

 By: orahu : May 19th, 2020-19:30
I love the second one — the individual and the umbrella to the right of the frame stand out, yet blend in perfectly.

Thank you orahu...

 By: cshimokita : May 19th, 2020-19:54
that second photo was take with the CV 15mm (version 2) M-mount, optimized for use with film... it was a rainy day ; ) Casey

We were there last summer

 By: Quan : May 19th, 2020-20:47
Nice place nd remember queue up for an hour for the famous okonomoyaki

お好み焼き (okonomiyaki), with oysters and a cold beer...

 By: cshimokita : May 19th, 2020-23:46
you might as well stay home if you don't treat yourself to some good local food... Casey

Thank you Echi...

 By: cshimokita : May 20th, 2020-14:09
Good news about restarting with film... I happened to check out my local camera shop and found that they were not-open-but-open. Non-essential shops are still requested to remain closed here in Tokyo but my little mom & pop shop is half open. Only one of ... 

hehehe... wine for me ; )

 By: cshimokita : May 21st, 2020-01:39

Was there last summer

 By: Quan : May 21st, 2020-00:59
a nice place to visit, not far from the Dome there is this famous okonomiyaki.....long queue for an hour, we were the last batch to enter for dinner.