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Oirase Mountain Stream 2014 Travelogue (Podcast 449)

Today I walk you through two days of shooting in the beautiful Oriase Keiryu, which is a mountain stream not far from Towada Lake in Aomori, the northern-most prefecture of Honshu, the main island of Japan. At the end of October, one of my best friends here in Japan got...

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Martin Bailey is a nature and wildlife photographer and educator based in Tokyo. He's a pioneering Podcaster and blogger, and an X-Rite Coloratti member.
  • Michael Rammell
    Posted at 17:46h, 24 November Reply

    It feels like a real return to the old style posts where you take us with you on a visit to somewhere in Japan, and work through your thought process when shooting and post processing.

    I loved this post! Great shots, a really enjoyable read. Thanks Martin!

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 17:57h, 24 November Reply

      Thanks Michael!

      I’m pleased you enjoyed this. I was conscious of this going back to my old style a little as I put this together, so I’m pleased that worked for you. 🙂


  • Michael S. Taylor
    Posted at 00:58h, 02 December Reply

    Martin, i m an amateur photographer and just downloaded and listened to podcast #437 and decided to look you up on google plus and made my way over to your website. Im travelling right now but will check out some of your other podcast later as you have some great information in your podcast – i wish it was a video though. Great article and story above and love the pictures and your ideas. I’d love to get your feedback on some of my work on google+

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 16:36h, 05 December Reply

      Hi Michael, thanks for stopping by.

      Did you try the Enhanced Podcast format? Although this is broken by Apple right now (iOS8) usually you can view the images on your iPhone/iPad or iTunes as I progress through the Podcast. It’s like audio, but with the images.

      I hope this helps!


      • Mike Taylor
        Posted at 04:07h, 10 December Reply

        Hi Martin, no I have not, but i will check it out. I typically download on my zune player from the zune software when i’m travelling and listen on the airplane ride, i also have a kindle fire, is it better to download directly from your website?

        • Martin Bailey
          Posted at 17:45h, 10 December Reply

          Aah, if you don’t use the Apple Podcasts app on an iPhone or iPad you won’t see the photos anyway I’m afraid. It’s pretty Apple specific.

  • Sigrid Brede
    Posted at 18:27h, 23 December Reply

    Hi Martin,

    I loved your shots: great composition, you really captured the autumn atmosphere. Thanks also for sharing your thought processes while shooting…….invaluable for a budding amateur photographer!


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