Enjoying the Elusive British Summer...

30 August 2005

I’m afraid there aren’t any food related photos today – except for the over-exposed fish & chips shot (and the precursory proclamation thereof). We had such lovely weather over the bank holiday weekend – when I was in Japan, I never felt starved of sunshine during the summer, but here in the UK, summer is short and so everyone tries to enjoy it while they can. We were among them for some days out along the Norfolk and Suffolk coast, I just hope this lovely weather lasts a little longer…










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  • jeeezzzzz you are so good!

    (that dog looks a little like Max!)

    I’m ready to hop the Eurostar and enjoy some of that weather.

    Have fun, Keiko!


    Posted by | 30 August 2005 #
  • You got better weather than I did on the Kent/East Sussex Coast last week!

    Looking good as always Keiko

    Posted by Monkey Gland | 30 August 2005 #
  • Just beautiful, Keiko! That first shot, the one of the kids in the water, is so ethereally gorgeous. Thank you.

    Posted by Molly | 31 August 2005 #
  • What beautiful pictures Keiko! You are very talented! Hope the weather stays good...

    Posted by joey | 31 August 2005 #
  • These pictures are absolutely gorgeous again - I would so buy some of them (1,2,3,7,9,10) if they were postcards. Or even posters. Or desktops/screensavers..

    Posted by Pille | 31 August 2005 #
  • Hi Keiko, gorgeous photos, simply gorgeous. Cartier-Bresson would be proud - you definitely have an eye for ’the decisive moment’. And I really think the UK’s tourist board should hire you - I’ve never felt so tempted to go to the seaside as I do now...

    Posted by melissa | 31 August 2005 #
  • Unbelieveable photos, Keiko. Thanks for sharing them!

    Posted by Nic | 31 August 2005 #
  • Hi Keiko, beautiful photos, you’re a talented photographer!

    Posted by Piggy | 31 August 2005 #
  • am just repeating what everyone’s said, but i’ll say it again anyway: great photos!

    Posted by gwenda | 31 August 2005 #
  • Hi Keiko, what a stunning way to have captured the memories of your weekend. The colours are gorgeous in those pictures!

    Posted by michele | 31 August 2005 #
  • hi keiko,

    as part of blog day 2005 i’ve put up a link to your sight from my webpage. hopefully a few new people will stop by and check out your beautiful pictures and delectable deserts.

    Posted by rae | 31 August 2005 #
  • ditto what everyone’s said- these photos are stunning! enjoy the rest of your summer :-)

    Posted by tanvi | 1 September 2005 #
  • hi keiko, what spectacular photography - glad to see the canon is working out for you...that first photograph, in particular, is breathtaking...looks like it could be on the cover of conde nast traveller ;)cheers,joycelyn

    Posted by J | 1 September 2005 #
  • Hi Keiko,

    I love the photos. Such great composition! Thank you for sharing.

    Posted by Reid | 1 September 2005 #
  • Lovely photos Keiko! Thanks for stopping by....as you can imagine, things are a bit hectic for me right now---no time to blog much!

    See u later!

    Posted by rowena | 1 September 2005 #
  • Beautiful pix Keiko. You’ve got a wonderful weather over there.I’m sure you had a great time.



    Posted by fanny | 1 September 2005 #
  • Nice series with great colors. I like the contrast.


    Posted by Sakana | 1 September 2005 #
  • Hi there, thanks so much for all your kind notes - luckily the summer has decided to stay a bit longer in Britain...

    Posted by keiko | 2 September 2005 #
  • Last bit of sun in August bank holiday (sorry for being pessimistic - we might get a bit more sun in September ...) is always something quite emotional to me. Then in September, normally I get a craving for knitting. Thanks for your beautiful photos.

    Posted by Nobody in London | 2 September 2005 #
  • So beautiful!

    Posted by gemma | 2 September 2005 #
  • Hi Nobody - thanks for your notes, I know what you mean by ’emotional’... Are you a knitting girl/guy? I’d love to be good at knitting (I’m not obviously), any chance I can see your works? They must be lovely.

    Hi Gemma - thank you, I hope everything is going well...

    Posted by keiko | 2 September 2005 #
  • I really like the shot of "Silver Spray" - excellent contrasting colors in that one. I also really like the bottom photo, the DOF is perfect along with the lighting.

    Posted by Smoove D | 6 September 2005 #
  • Hi Smoove D - thank you, I like the last one as well... The boat is a sort of trade mark on the beach and I like taking pictures around that area.

    Posted by keiko | 7 September 2005 #
  • Keiko, that very top picture of the silhouetted children gives me goosebumps. I’m already mourning the passing of summer, and this shot somehow captures my feelings perfectly. How did you take it, if you don’t mind my asking? It seems like the sun is setting (thus, it’s quite dark) and yet the blues of the sky are rich and bright. Would the technicality of the shot be too complicated to explain? If so, please don’t worry! I just had to ask, because it is so beautiful.

    Posted by Rachel | 12 September 2005 #
  • Rachel - thanks for your kind words again. Like you said, the sun was just setting and the tide was low. I liked the contrast of the light and shadows, but I darkened it a bit with photoshop, so the scene was slightly lighter than the picture.

    Posted by keiko | 15 September 2005 #
  • nice pictures very nice!

    Posted by credwin | 5 April 2006 #
  • these photos are absolutely magical.

    Posted by lisa | 14 August 2006 #

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