Lucky Photography: East-i

I’ve done a few posts where I have referred to ‘lucky photography‘ and I have also done a series of posts about my favourite shinkansen. As with a post about ‘Dr Yellow‘, this post effectively brings the two series of posts together. However, while Dr Yellow is based on a 700-series shinkansen, which finished top…

Lucky Photography – New York

I’ve now done a few posts where I have referred to ‘lucky photography‘ – those times when I was primarily doing something else and just happened to be in the right place at the right time to get at least one interesting photo. This post is about a completely different type of luck, as it…

Lucky Photography – Dr Yellow

I’ve now done a few posts where I have referred to ‘lucky photography‘ – those times when I was primarily doing something else and just happened to be in the right place at the right time to get at least one interesting photo. That’s not the only type of lucky photography, there can also be…

Lucky Photography – Japanese Air Force One

In the last (at least for now) of my posts about 747s, I will be discussing a time when I got lucky with seeing a particular plane. The plane was the 747 version of Japanese Air Force One (I don’t really like the phrase since Japan doesn’t have an air force per se, but it’s…

The Avro Lancaster

On 7 May 2021 I was watching the first episode of the 30th series of the BBC series Top Gear. The main feature was the three presenters discussing and driving their ‘dad’s cars’ – not the actual cars themselves, but the type of car that their dad drove when the presenters were kids. It was…

Atami and Teaching during COVID-19

Ever since COVID-19 became an issue, those of us at universities have had to make a number of adjustments to the way we work, particularly the way we teach. Much of my summer, rather than being spent on research as it would normally would be, has been spent thinking, planning and preparing teaching for the…

Photographing the Shinkansen: Takasaki

I have already done a few posts about taking photos of the shinkansen and my previous post was about Urasa on the Joetsu Shinkansen. This post is about photographing the shinkansen at another station on the Joetsu Shinkansen, Takasaki (高崎) – together with discussion about why I have been to Takasaki so many times over…