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posted: January 31st, 2012
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This page begins and ends with January 29th and a trip to Hyakuhiro Waterfall. We try to go out and see the icy Hyakuhiro Waterfall every year in hopes that it will be very icy. This winter has been a cold one so we were hoping for some spectacular scenery. We were not disappointed - and we think you'll agree as you view the 34 photos we have selected to show you. Click on any thumbnail to begin.

Begin January 29th
  The first photo in this row shows the trail we hiked to get to Hyakuhiro Waterfall. The 2nd photo is a 2 shot panorama (vertical) of a small and icy waterfall we passed as we hiked. The 3rd shot is another one of the trail and this one shows 2 hikers coming along behind us. This trail also leads to Mt. Kawanori, so not everybody on this trail is just hiking to the waterfall. If you go to the "Complete List Of All Photos" page HERE (will open in new window) and do a text search for "hyakuhiro" you will find photos which we have taken over previous winters. Alternately, you can use the "Google Search" box just below this text. We do not know the height of this waterfall - one website says it's 40 meters. We have been to Hyakuhiro Waterfall in the summer only one time - when we climbed Mt. Kawanori. You can find summer photos of it - for contrast - down in Row #5 on this page!
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  Here are 3 photos of a very icy rock wall which we passed as we hiked up the trail. This place is always icy in the winter when we come here, but we've never before seen this much ice here!
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  Here is a shot of Kazuya taking shots of the icy wall shown just above, another shot of the icy wall and looking upstream and then another shot of the trail. We've never seen this much snow here before.
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  And now we have arrived at Hyakuhiro Waterfall. The first shot shows some other people for scale. We were absolutely amazed by the amount of ice this winter!
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One Row of Summer Views - for Contrast
  Here are the 3 summer shots which I told you I'd show you - for contrast. These were taken on July 3, 2004 and you can find these same photos on the July 2004 photos page.
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And Now Return to January 29th
  That's me in the first photo. The 2nd and 3rd photos are zoomed shots of various portions of the waterfall.
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  Here are 3 more zoomed shots of various parts of the waterfall.
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  Here is one more zoomed shot and then 2 shots with people for scale.
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  That's Kazuya in the first 2 shots - note how much taller than Kazuya that cone is!! The 3rd shot is me and shows the entire waterfall.
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  The first shot in this row just shows the upper portion of Hyakuhiro Waterfall. The 2nd shot shows the trail which you must use to come down here. The 3rd shot is another one which is zoomed in to a small portion of the waterfall.
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  The first 2 photos show what it looks like when you are close to the base of the cone and looking up. The 3rd shot is a another zoomed photo.
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  In the first photo you can see the top of the ice cone and all the way up from there. The 2nd shot just shows the upper portion.
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  These 2 images were both created from 3 exposure-bracketed photos with Photomatix Pro. The 1st one was created using the Details Enhancer Option and the 2nd one was created using the Tone Compressor Option. This was a scenic spot we passed by on our way back to the bus stop. The lighting conditions were such that it was impossible to get a decent photo. If I showed you any of the 3 photos which these 2 images were created from, you would say "they are garbage - throw them out".
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End January 29th, End Page 3, End January 2012's Photos
  Here are links to separate web pages - all of them will open in a new window (or new tab). The first link shows some photos of our DVD Collection, an AVI Movie of our Home Theater System and 9 photos of our Sharp Aquos TV. The 2nd link shows our entire DVD collection in DVD Profiler (if you're asking yourself what might be good to rent for the weekend). The DVD's will be sorted by date purchased. You can click on the "Title" Column to sort that way if you desire. The 3rd link shows our entire DVD collection in php DVD Profiler, which is much more sophisticated than the plain vanilla DVD Profiler just above it. The 4th link takes you to a set of pages which show you the FRONT cover-art of our entire DVD collection.

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Here is a not so subtle hint that we'd love you to buy our book "Outdoor Photography of Japan: Through the Seasons". Here is a 272 page SAMPLE PDF file of this 362 page book (new window). Note that it is 28.3 MB in size!! I suggest that you right click on the link and select "Save Link As". Then after it's downloaded to your Hard Drive in a place where you can find it again, open it in Adobe Reader - version 9 or later (very important - it most likely will not open in a version earlier than 9). The best way to use Acrobat Reader to see what the book looks like as a book is to choose "View", "Page Display", "Two-Up Continuous" and also "Show Cover Page During Two-Up" and that way you'll see it exactly as the book will appear in print (odd numbered pages on the right and even numbered pages on the left).


Here is the front and rear cover of Daniel & Kazuya's Outdoor Photography of Japan: Through the Seasons.
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We have a 2nd book which we'd also love you to buy. It is entitled "Some Violets of Eastern Japan - 2nd Edition". Here is a COMPLETE SAMPLE PDF file of this 118 page book (new window). Note that it is 6.75 MB in size!! I suggest that you right click on the link and select "Save Link As". Then after it's downloaded to your Hard Drive in a place where you can find it again, open it in Adobe Reader - version 9 or later (very important - it most likely will not open in a version earlier than 9). The best way to use Acrobat Reader to see what it really looks like is to choose "View", "Page Display", "Two-Up Continuous" and also "Show Cover Page During Two-Up" and that way you'll see it exactly as the book will appear in print (odd numbered pages on the right and even numbered pages on the left).


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