#WhoIFollow: Japan’s @koshi_another_side
In the #WhoIFollow series, we ask Instagrammers to share their favorite people to follow. For more photos and videos from Koshi and his favorites, follow @koshi_another_side, @chikuwa91 and @laylah on Instagram.
For Japanese Instagrammer Koshi Nishijima (@koshi_another_side), the natural landscapes around his hometown of Fukuoka serve as his inspiration for photography. “My favorite place to shoot is Aso Kujū National Park. You can find valleys, wetlands, volcanos and grasslands with grazing animals, as well as a long strip of road that runs straight through all of this nature. It’s often quite foggy there and even icy in the winter, which brings out the mood,” he explains. He enjoys exploring nature with friends he’s met through Instagram, trying out different ideas to create surreal scenes. “I don’t shoot just to share pretty images. What I want to share is the moment and the ambiance of the time I spend with great people in my favorite places to shoot,” he says.
Koshi also experiments with his iPhone camera. “If the focus and exposure is just right, you can get very clear images and even create bokeh.” He then edits his photos based on his impression of the moment.
Looking for more natural scenes from Japan? Follow some of Koshi’s favorite Instagrammers:
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Sydney by Bicycle – Month in Australia – HAVANA CLUB GAP YEAR
Bike tours have become one of the best options to go around a city for the first time.
All over around the world bike tours have become very popular and easy to book online.
In Sydney I did the bike tour with http://bikebuffs.com.au and I can say that I was impressed, they have chosen the spots very well; really nice views for pictures, I’d say much better than the places I visited on my own, even some of the places we visited would be impossible to visit on my own.
You can see the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge from every single possible angle. (Well, not from the air)
Riding across the Harbour Bridge twice, having time to take pictures, and keep riding and discovering more and more about this beautiful city is definitely something incredible.
Graeme, the tour guide; will also be taking pictures of you, and he will send them to you after the tour. For free, Amazing!
This bike tour or any bike tour is definitely worth it if you want to see the most of one place in one day.
- Julián -
Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPhandinhand
Weekend Hashtag Project is a series featuring designated themes & hashtags chosen by Instagram’s Community Team. For a chance to be featured on the Instagram blog, follow @instagram and look for a post announcing the weekend’s project every Friday.
This weekend’s tag was #WHPhandinhand, which asked participants to take creative photos and videos of hands. Every Monday we feature some of our favorite submissions from the project, but be sure to check out the rest here.
(by DeShaun A. Craddock)
What a gorgeous day today was, and yesterday’s rain left some stray puddles for me to play in.