The Nikko Waterfall from Afar – Stuck in Customs

The Nikko Waterfall from Afar

SmugMug in China!

Have you seen my SmugMug Review?  I have something new to report about China – It works here!  I’m still here in China, making daily updates to the blog.

Flickr is blocked here, so if I still linked my photos there, the blog would look rather boring.  Now, when I meet with people here, I can easily show them everything, and it essentially opens up the blog to several hundred million more people.  That’s great… and not something I really thought about before switching my main party affiliation to SmugMug.

Daily Photo – The Nikko Waterfall from Afar

I’ve been pretty lame, frankly, in finishing up my Nikon 18-200 Review.  But, this is a photo that I took with that lens when I was in Japan.  I wanted to show the vast range of the lens, and this is the “zoomed out” view.  In coming weeks, I’ll post the “zoomed in” view, so you can see the tremendous range.  Yes, it’s a cropped lens so I can’t use my full-frame, but it’s not really the end of the world.  It’s light, cheap, and very flexible…  these are some nice plusses!

I had never gotten to a waterfall in such a unique way!  I started at the top of this thing and took an elevator DOWN, hundreds of feet.  I then went through about a quarter-mile of caves to emerge at the bottom, where I got this perspective.  It was really unique and messed with my whole sense of location.  I’m so used to taking the elevator “up” to get somewhere interesting.  I had to put on my earphones to listen to some unique music to get my bearings back before shooting this photo.

HDR Photo