Sigma 35 F1.4 – A real Gems

I ordered the Sigma 35 F1.4 right after Sigma announced it late last year and I received it in mid Jan 2013.  I never feel I want/need to have the 35 mm lens and got discourage by the price of the Nikon 35 F1.4 which cost around 1.7K + tax.  I have been shooting with…

Toronto – still very cold in Spring.

Almost April now,  but it still around Zero degree in the morning and night.   We have a lot of snow in this winter (Here).  Coming week will be much better and around double digit weather.  Yeah… finally…

Kyoto – A real lovely place

Beside the beauty places I blogged before in Kyoto (Inari-taisha, Kiyomizudera, Kinkakuji and Ginkakuji).  The people in Kyoto are really nice and polite. When I was in Kyoto station trying to find the way to Ponto-Cho and GION, I girl and her boy friend came by and bring me all the way up to Ponto-Cho area.  They…

Higashiyama District

The path from Kiyomizudera and Yasaka Shrine is called Higashiyama District,  it’s the most preserved historic area in Kyoto.  All the merchant shops and restaurants are along both side of the street with the traditional wooden buildings. This Monk scared me from behind, he shout loudly when walking.  Unfortunately,  I don’t understand what he was…

Japanese Castle

I had plan to visit one Castle for my Japan Trip.  I picked Osaka Castle because it closed to Kyoto and easy access by the JR Bullet Train.  After reading the travel guide I got when I arrived Kyoto,  I immediately changed my mind to go to Himeji Castle instead.  Himeji is one of the…

Ginkakuji (Silver Temple 銀閣寺) Kyoto Japan

After visiting the Kinkakuji on the North West of Kyoto,  I took the bus to the North East of Kyoto to Ginkakuji, it about 45 mins and 15 mins walking time to arrived there.  I didn’t expect much on this temple after seeing the Golden Temple.  To much of the surprise, I like this setting…