5-Story Pagoda
5-Story Pagoda © Harold Davis

5-Story Pagoda

I spent the day on Miyajima Island, which is a pretty wonderful place. I told Phyllis it was like Sausalito with a bit of religion, tame deer, and 300,000 oysters…

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Pretty Train
Pretty Train © Harold Davis

Pretty Train

At Kanazawa Station, on my way to Hiroshima, I saw this pretty train on a local track. I don't really know what it was about, but it seemed to be…

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Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima
Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima © Harold Davis

Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima

The atomic bomb dome is the only structure left even partially standing after the detonation of the first atom bomb over Hiroshima. This structure, built in 1915 with a gorgeous…

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Sushi Made by Harold
Sushi I Made © Harold Davis

Sushi Made by Harold

I had a lesson in making Temari sushi at In Kenazawa House. This kind of sushi is a specialty of the Kenazawa region, and based on small, round balls that…

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Coming into Kanazawa
Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa © Harold Davis

Coming into Kanazawa

Following a long "day" of travel I am now in Kanazawa, Japan. I use the term "day" somewhat notionally: I started early Wednesday morning California time and arrived at my…

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Cloud Spiral
© Harold Davis

Cloud Spiral

Yesterday was a day for meditation. First up: Gathering the raw materials (see image at bottom). With several bunches of alstroemeria ("Peruvian Lilies"), I harvested the petals from the blossoms,…

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Butterfly Ranunculus
Butterfly Ranunculus © Harold Davis

Butterfly Ranunculus

I've been working to upgrade the plumbing at the backend of my website, not (I must say) particularly out of desire to do this kind of task. Although there is…

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Is this me?
Harold Davis by Nan Phelps

Is this me?

I am very pleased with a new portrait of me made by Nan Phelps. This is a square image created on black-and-white film using a medium format camera, so you…

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Shadowland
Gangway Shadow, Maine © Harold Davis

Shadowland

Shadows can play a big role in monochromatic photography. If you are interested in making compelling black and white images consider the important role that shadows play in this kind…

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Jewel of the Prairie
Grinnell, Iowa © Harold Davis

Jewel of the Prairie

On my way back from teaching Composition & Photography in Maine, I met Phyllis and our son Mathew in Iowa, where we spent the better part of a week while…

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What’s the Maine Thing?
Train Bridge, Maine © Harold Davis

What’s the Maine Thing?

When I was young, my parents, my brother and I traveled with Raymond Smullyan. Raymond was a mathematician, logician, writer, classical musician, and---most important from my child's eyes perspective---a magician…

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Pretty in Pink
Sunflowers in the Pink © Harold Davis

Pretty in Pink

With all the fuss about the recent Barbie movie, I decided to photograph a field of flowers in the key of pink. As pink as all these flowers could be,…

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White Peonies
Peonies and Poppies © Harold Davis

White Peonies

I have been photographing some stunning white peonies. For this flower, the internal cluster is in a pretty unusual formation. Part of the idea of photographing this flower on the…

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