Huts and Tree in Crepuscular Rays

Hokkaido Winter Landscape Tour 2017 Travelogue #1 Biei (Podcast 557)

Having just completed my Hokkaido Winter Photography Adventure tour for 2017, and having whittled down my final selection of images, today we start a four part travelogue series to walk you through the locations we visited, illustrated with twelve photographs. Having met and had dinner with the group on the...

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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.
  • Joshua Kuhn
    Posted at 02:46h, 24 January Reply

    Martin, your winter landscape photos give me inspiration to get out and make something of my winter landscape I have here in North Dakota. We had some great frost on the trees a few days ago that lasted all day and I tried to take advantage. I don’t a have great eye for landscape yet, but spending the entire day out shooting is a real learning experience.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 09:22h, 24 January Reply

      Hi Josh,

      I’m pleased this work provides some inspiration. Your shots are beautiful! I particularly like the signature image that is set to display on the top of the page, and the sunset shot has beautiful tones in it. Very nice.

      Thanks for sharing!


  • Thom
    Posted at 13:50h, 24 January Reply

    Beautiful work Martin! I’m very jealous that the weather was on demand and very snowy for your trip! I’m looking forward to the next installment.

    P.S I’m still working (slow and steady) and my final selects from my incredible tour of Japan earlier this month.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 09:53h, 25 January Reply

      Thanks Thom! I’m pleased you enjoyed this. I’m working on the second and third episode this week, so I’ll hopefully have them ready to release on schedule as I travel on the first Japan winter wildlife tour from next week.

      I look forward to seeing the work from hour Japan trip!


  • Eric Vogt
    Posted at 14:31h, 24 January Reply

    Beautiful photos Martin, as always!!! My favorite three from this podcast are Magical Woods (I’d wish I could have this image in my home!), Plow Lines Under Snow and Huts and Tree in Crepuscular Rays. I’ve never heard the proper name for these rays before. As always, I’m eager to hear the next podcast!

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 09:57h, 25 January Reply

      Thanks Eric! I’m pleased you like these.

      Magical Woods is a favorite of mine too. I’ll make that available as a print at some point, if you’d still like it for your home. 🙂

      To be totally honest, I generally just call those God Rays, but the crepuscular rays word is often lurking in my mind somewhere. I looked it up a few years ago.


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