Noboru Wataya [Mr.Wind-upBird]

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BIOGRAPHY
"Noboru Wataya" is a character from a Haruki Murakami book--not my real name, but I use it for fun. I've enjoyed taking pictures ever since I got my first camera as a hand-me-down from my mom when I was a kid--one of the kind that uses those disposable flash cubes. Now I'm a Japanese-to-English translator of technical documents, and photography is a great way to get out of the house and away from my home-office, but I still end up sitting at the computer working on photos for hours and hours. Oh well.

GALLERIES

Single Photos

Japan Photo Trip

Miscellaneous

Flowers

Bryce Canyon, 04/10/31 (Best Viewed Large)

Favorite Foods

Family pictures

FED 2, Serial #310326

Fireworks (best viewed large)

Classic Camera, Classic Film - or - Back to Kodachrome, Like The Sow To Her Wallowing In The Mire

PHOTOS

Tulips in Niigata

Mochitsuki taikai (rice cake-pounding party) in Niigata, Japan

Another day in class

My baby sister

Thinking about something.

Blossom petals falling. . . .

Cherry blossoms at Kiyomizudera

Cherry blossoms in front of Fukuyama Castle

Sakura at Ninnaji

Girl on the train

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Kiyomizudera at Night

Mystery

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Tulips in Sakai

I try to pay attention to what experienced-looking people are shooting.

While waiting for the train

Saturation madness!

A playground at sundown

Puppies for sale

Springtime Thinking

Street Shadows

Street Shadows II

"Puppies" detail

A very old tree at Maruyama Park in Kyoto

Taken while lost in Kyoto

Fresh Melonpan for 30 yen.

More saturation madness!

Sakura with apparent horizon tilt

Tokyo detail

Center

In Bloom

Yellow

Ladybug

Feeding

Out for a walk

Snakeinthegrass

Profile

Abandoned

Bridge of the Reclining Dragon

Han Shot First

Agua Canyon

Snowed Out

Agua Canyon

Crow On Lookout

Natural Bridge

Agua Canyon

Hoodoos at Inspiration Point

Farview Point

Natural Bridge

Messages

Inspiration Point

Observers at Bryce Point

Gnarly Tree

Sunset Point

Sunset Point

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Sunset Point

Walking Around Inspiration Point

View Along The Way

More Sunset Point

A Sudden Pit of Hoodoos

Looking From Upper Inspiration Point

Tree Root By Inspiration Point

Ramen In Available Light

Sunday Afternoon Lunch

Hoodoos at Bryce Point

Bryce Point

Paria View

Tree at Paria View

Fairyland Canyon

Fairyland Canyon II

Golden Section

Little sister "primping"

Great Beyond

Sarah

First roll to survive intact!

A day unemployed is like a bagel . . .

Trashcan in downtown Provo

Violet

Dual I

Energy

Bloom

Spectators

Dual II

Dual III

Gold 100, 35mm Ultron, f/8, 1sec.

Sushi in Kisarazu, Japan 2001

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 wide-open, Fujichrome Astia

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Superia 800 Sucks

Chocolatey!