Since Hakone was far away from Fukuoka, I had a lot of time to spend in bus, rope way, and airport lobby. I took several photos using a "Paper Camera" application for iPod during the transportations. This application makes ordinary scenery very impressive. I was so amazed.
I visited Hakone for buisiness this weekend. I was surprised that Hakone is really far from Fukuoka. It took 6 hours from Fukuoka to Hakone even using airplane. We stayed Hakone Lake Hotel this time, and we used visitor center for our meeting. Although I didn't have a time for sight seeing this time, I still took some pictures of Hakone. Enjoy!
日常風景を Paper Camera というiPod/iPhoneアプリで撮ってみました。なんか味わい深い感じに仕上がりました～。最近のアプリは本当にすごいですね～。私は明日から箱根に出張です。皆様、良い週末を！
I took pictures of my apartment using an application, Paper Camera for iPod/iPhone. I love effects of this application so much. Isn't it nice? BTW, I'm gonna go to Hakone from tomorrow for business. Have a good weekend!
MacのOSをLionに変えたら、いろいろなソフトが使えなくなって落ち込んでいた私です。なかでもPhotoshop CSが使えなくなってしまったのが痛かったです。でも落ち込んでいてもしょうがないので、Photoshop Elements 9を買いました。ホントはPhotoshop CS5が買いたかったんですけど、値段が高くて無理でした。下の写真はPhotoshop Elements 9を使った最初の作品です。先日撮った大濠公園の写真２枚を重ねてみました。大濠公園といえば、最近、調子の良い日は大濠公園３周（6km）ジョギングできるようになりました。友達に「ランニングスパッツがいいよ」と教えてもらって買ったのですが、本当にすごく良いです。膝が左右にブレないので、関節への負担がすごく減った気がします。ジョギングされる方、ぜひ試してみて下さい！ちなみに私が買ったのは、アシックスのニータイツ、XTR494。男性用です。
I had been little depressed, since the new Mac OS, Lion, disabled many softwares. Among them, disablement of Photoshop CS damaged me. Today, I bought a Photoshop Elements 9. Although I wanted to buy a Photoshop CS5, it is very expensive. Using the new photoshop, I made the above photo. I combined two photos of Ohori koen. Speaking of Ohori koen, I jog 6 km around a pond in the park these days, when I feel good. Recently, my friend recommended me to wear Running Knee Tights. So I bought men's Asics Running Knee Tights CFXTR494. It's actually really good. The tights fix our knees, and reduce impact against our knees. If you jog, please try it!
My friend told me that "MyFilm" application for iPhod/iPhone is very interesting. So today, I downloaded it, and played with it. Yeah, it's a very interesting app. It can change impression of photos largely.
I think that the above photo is a female Beni-Itotombo (Ceriagrion nipponicum). I found this damselfly on a grass far from water. Since I found many males of the damselfly close to water, I was surprised. But I don't have confidence that it is actually a female Beni-Itotombo. Please let me know, if I made a mistake.
I saw another red dragonfly at the 6th moat of the Fukuoka castle. I thought that it is probably a Noshime-tombo in Japanese (Sympetrum infuscatum). But later Mr. Toshi taught me that it is a Risu-akane in Japanese (Sympetrum risi risi). It is very difficult to distinguish red dragonflies.
I saw a small red dragonfly at the moat of the Fukuoka castle. I thought that it is probably a Hime-akane in Japanese (Sympetrum parvulum), but Mr. Toshi taught me that it is a Mayutate-akane in Japanese (Sympetrum eroticum eroticum). It's very difficult to distinguish them.
I went to Ohori-koen for a walk this Sunday. It was hot, but I felt autumn little bit. BTW, I'm still jogging every night around the park. These days, I jog 4 km. I would like to jog more, but 4 km is my current limitation. I hope that I will jog more, when it will be cooler. I see many bats when I'm jogging. Since I did not see so many bats, it's kind of surprising.