Photographing the Shinkansen: Higashi-Hiroshima

As I have posted about before, when it comes to photographing the shinkansen, I prefer not to take pictures at stations. There are times – particularly when you are travelling on a stopping-service – when it is convenient to do so, getting a shot of a passing train (pictures of stopped trains tend to be…

Photographing the Shinkansen: Hakata-Minami

As I have posted about before, when it comes to photographing the shinkansen, I prefer not to take pictures at stations. There are times – particularly when you are travelling on a stopping-service – when it is convenient to do so, getting a shot of a passing train (pictures of stopped trains tend to be…

Travelling on Dr Yellow

I have done a couple of posts relating to the lucky photographs I managed to get of Dr Yellow and East-i – the special maintenance shinkansen that travel at normal shinkansen speeds checking the infrastructure for any problems. In this post I thought I would write a bit more about my experiences of travelling on…

My Favourite Shinkansen: The 0 Series Shinkansen

We are now into the Top 10 in my series about my favourite shinkansen and at position 8 is the original 0 series (it actually had no number when first introduced, but became the 0 series when the 100 series was introduced). I featured some photographs of the 0 series in my book Shinkansen: From…

Photographing the Shinkansen: Shin-Kobe Station

Generally I prefer not to photograph shinkansen at a station, but there are times when it is the most practical thing to do. I’ve already done some posts about some stations such as Atami , Mishima, Maibara, Takasaki, and Tokuyama. This time I will cover Shin-Kobe. The main feature, in terms of photography, is that…

Farewell to British Airways’ Queen of the Skies

On the morning of 8 October 2020, British Airways retired the last of its two Boeing 747 jumbo jets. Two of the “Queens of the Skies” took off from Heathrow, after a ceremony starting at 7:47, and made their way to their final destinations. I followed the second of the planes on Flightradar.com and also…

Photographing the Shinkansen: Fukuyama and Tokuyama

While the frequency of trains along the Sanyō Shinkansen is not as great at the Tōkaidō Shinkansen, meaning longer waits between shots, there is a much greater variation in rolling stock. There are a number of good photo spots along the line. In this article I will discuss two of these; Fukuyama and Higashi-Hiroshima. Fukuyama…