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Winter Time in Ginzan Onsen (Hot Spring) and around Japan

Winter Time in Ginzan Onsen (Hot Spring) and around Japan

Seeing images from Ginzan Onsen made me miss Japan pretty badly, especially during this time of year. Being from Canada, winter tends rightfully cold and long. But again, seeing the pictures from Japan-based photographer naagaoshi, they are just so breathtaking. It almost feels like that is taken from a scene of the animated fantasy movie: Spirited Away. Let's follow naagaoshi and his photographic adventure into the silver mine hot spring and several locations around Japan. About Ginzan Onsen The translation means "silver mine hot spring" from Japanese. It's located in the area of Obanazawa, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. Nowadays, this place is better known as one of Japan's prettiest onsen towns with historic ryokan lined-up along the river. More Links Do us a favour and follow @nagaoshi_ on Instagram Follow naagaoshi on Twitter Via Instagram . ツイッターでのせた銀山温泉がバズったおかげでラインニュースに載ることができました🤩 とても良い経験になりました☺️ 名前がハンドルネームなのがやや恥ずかしいけど_(:3」∠)_笑 . #山形県 #銀山温泉 #雪 #絶景 #旅 #秘境 #インスタ映え #フォトジェニック #team_jp_ #IGersJP #japan_of_insta #lovers_nippon #art_of_japan_ #phos_japan #s_shot #jap #retrip_nipponanmagazine #kf_gallery #retrip_news #night_shooterz #japan_night_view_member #Night_Scaper #nightphotography #night_excl #NIGHTSHOOTERZ A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Jan 9, 2018 at 2:19am PST . 去年から最も気に入っている冬景色、五箇山の相倉合掌造り集落。 今年も早速撮りに行ってきました😁 去年より雰囲気のある写真になったかなと思います! まだまだ通いつめたいな🤤 . そして連日の遠征による疲れか、今日は朝キングスマンを観たあとから体調を崩して寝てました😪笑 皆様も体調管理には気をつけて😂🙌 . #富山県 #相倉合掌造り集落 #五箇山 #絶景 #旅 #秘境 #インスタ映え #フォトジェニック #team_jp_ #IGersJP #japan_of_insta #lovers_nippon #art_of_japan_ #phos_japan #s_shot #jap #retrip_nipponanmagazine #kf_gallery #retrip_news #night_shooterz #japan_night_view_member #Night_Scaper #nightphotography #night_excl #NIGHTSHOOTERZ #longexposure_japan A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Jan 8, 2018 at 2:35am PST . 本日、2代目の150*150フィルターがお亡くなりになられました。 しばらくもうフィルター買いたくない😂 とか言って必要だからすぐ買うんだろうな😢 . #福島県 #只見線 #雪景色 #冬 #japan_daytime_view #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC #nikonjp A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Jan 7, 2018 at 2:31am PST . 福島に行った目的はこれ😎 ついに念願叶って冬の只見線を撮りに行くことができました🤤 こんなずるいロケーション、通いたくなるのも分かる気がする😂 . #福島県 #只見線 #雪 #旅 #japan_daytime_view #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC #nikonjp A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Jan 6, 2018 at 2:26am PST . 大正ロマンの風情溢れる温泉郷。 日が暮れて暗くなった温泉街にガス灯が灯り、とてもロマンチックでした🙌 この日は撮影のためだけに行ったけど、いつか絶対泊まりにきたい...! 誰か行こ← . モデルさんには撮影許可頂いてます🙆‍♂️ 初めて声かけて撮らせてもらった笑 . #山形県 #銀山温泉 #冬 #旅 #japan_night_view #japan_night_view_member #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC #nikonjp A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Jan 5, 2018 at 1:41am PST . 今年初ポスト笑 遅くなりましたが、明けましておめでとうございます⛩🌅 新年早々福島県まで撮影遠征に行ってきました😆🙌 . 早速の投稿は福島の写真ではありませんが笑。福島まで行ったついでに、ずっと撮りたかった雪と銀山温泉の景色も収めることができました! ほんとは蔵王も行きたかったけど読みが甘く😭 またチャンスがあれば行こうかな笑 チーム石川のみんな、現地でご一緒した方々、お疲れ様でした🤗 . 今年もよろしくお願いします! . #山形県 #銀山温泉 #japan_night_view #japan_night_view_member #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC #nikonjp A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Jan 4, 2018 at 2:08am PST “A secret spot” 冬の大牧温泉、ようやく撮れました。 しかも遊覧船付き!笑 昨晩は忘年会で山代温泉に泊まってました🤤 その帰りにたまたま(?)カメラを持っていたのでついでに庄川峡に寄ってみるとなんと遊覧船がもういるww あわてて撮影した一枚でした😚🙌 . #富山県 #庄川 #大牧温泉 #japan_daytime_view #冬 #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC #nikonjp A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Dec 29, 2017 at 2:23am PST . 去年の寒波2 雪の降る東茶屋街☃️ ここ雪積もるのかな?融雪あったようななかったような… 積もったやつ撮りたい🤤 . #石川県 #金沢 #東茶屋街 #雪 #冬 #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Dec 7, 2017 at 3:20am PST . ようやく北陸にも雪が降ってきましたね☃️ 今年は去年より早い? 暖冬の去年に比べると今年は降る量は多いのかな!雪景色楽しみ🤤 . これは去年の大寒波が来た時の金沢駅🙌 . . #石川県 #金沢駅 #雪 #japan_night_view #冬 #japan_night_view_member #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Dec 6, 2017 at 2:41am PST . 🎄メリークリスマス!🎄 圧倒的にやる気のない月曜日ですがクリスマスの雰囲気のおかげでなんとか1日乗り越えることが出来ました。 車の中でクリスマスソングを聴きながら退社中🎅 そしてこれからお寿司😚🍣🎄 . Location : Nagano . #霧氷 #クリスマス #クリスマスツリー #雪 #冬 #長野県 #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC #nikonjp A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Dec 25, 2017 at 2:40am PST . クリスマスなのでプレゼントいっぱい買いました← 赤道儀、ノースフェイスのマウンテンパーカー、マムートのグローブ、Peek designのストラップ、スノーシュー、トレッキングストック、他にも色々… 買いすぎた😂 . . #石川県 #金沢 #ひがし茶屋街 #雪 #クリスマス #japan_daytime_view #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC #nikonjp A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Dec 24, 2017 at 1:38am PST . 昨夜、思いつきで白川郷に行ってきました。平日にもかかわらず付き合ってくれる仲間がいるのはほんとにありがたい😂 . 今日は一足先にケンタッキー🍗 . #岐阜県 #白川郷 #雪 #冬 #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC #nikonjp #japan_night_view #japan_night_view_member #longexposure_japan A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Dec 22, 2017 at 2:49am PST . 三週連続長野に足を運んでしまうほど、霧氷にハマってしまいました🤤 前回は一つも見れなかったけど、なんと今週は霧氷祭り!☃️ どこもかしこも雪が積もってて楽しかった\(^o^)/ しかしテンション上がりすぎたせいか、高ボッチで目が覚めるともう7時/(^o^)\ アラームめっちゃセットしたのに笑 でも今日一日霧氷に囲まれてて幸せだったから全て良し😚 . . Location : Nagano . #霧氷 #ムヒョー #雪 #冬 #drone #dronestagram #japan_daytime_view #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Dec 9, 2017 at 2:28am PST . なんか…サンタさんの家って感じ。🎅 わかりにくいかもしれないけど、風に乗った雪がキラキラしててとても良かった❄️✨ . . Location : Nagano . . #雪 #霧氷 #冬 #雪景色 #旅 #japan_daytime_view #Lovers_Nippon #Loves_Nippon #IGersJP #Team_JP #土曜日の小旅行 #japanwaits #photo_travelers #Colors_of_day #retrip_news #retrip_nippon #worldprime #earth_shotz #igworldglobal #igs_asia #hubs_untied #way2ill #nature #visitjapanjp #yourshotphotographer #PASHADELIC A post shared by 長押し (@nagaoshi_) on Dec 10, 2017 at 1:22am PST

Beautiful Winter Landscapes

Beautiful Winter Landscapes

Photographer Lukas Furlan from Austria puts together a beautiful collections of winter landscape photography from this winter. If you're into photography you most likely love these, enjoy! For more from Lukas Furlan visit lukasfurlan.com.

Sugar Bowl Resort 75th Anniversary Poster

Sugar Bowl Resort 75th Anniversary Poster

The snow season has arrived here in the northern hemisphere and that means, skiing and snowboarding time. Coming from a tropical country, seeing snow is always something that fascinates me, I believe because it's something so different that every time I experience a new memory, almost like being a child again. Brian Miller created a poster for the 75th Sugar Bowl Resort Anniversary that illustrate this feeling I have pretty well. He was also generous enough to share his creative process, which is always really inspiring. “Beyond was all around me. My dream was a dream no longer. I suppose I was here because this was something I had to do. Not just dream about it, but do it. I suppose too I was here to test myself. Not that I had never done it before but this time it was to be a more thorough and lasting examination.” — Richard Proenneke The challenge with this piece was trying to show multiple aspects of Sugar Bowl which make it such a wonderful ski resort: great slopes, scenic views, and a snowbound village you actually take a gondola into (amazing!). I also had in mind early on the kind of lighting I wanted to use which would simultaneously capture bright slopes for skiing as well as lights within the snowbound village. That brings us to the next step... While a number of my color options looked dramatic, a few of them skewed too far on the dark side, especially around the snowbound village. Tyler had the great suggestion of lightening up the town just enough so it would look more inviting without loosing the drama of seeing the town lights. The rest was history! Here are a few detail shots which you'd be able to see in the print: Final

Beach Serenity in the Winter

Beach Serenity in the Winter

Going to the beach always brings back summer memories, fun times, and vacations that have come and gone. For me, the beach in the winter also evokes a special feeling, when there's not one soul on the beach and you can walk in absolute solitude listening to the sound of the wind and the waves breaking on the shore. You can look around and imagine how many happy moments happened there, how many people had fun in the sun but now it's quiet and peaceful. It's indeed a soothing experience and I hope you enjoy this post inspired by the mood of the beach in the winter.

BBC Winter Olympics – Nature

BBC Winter Olympics – Nature

Human vs nature. A primeval desire to prove oneself, challenge the nature, to win and go down in history future generations. The idea behind the visual look of the spot was to show the struggle every Sportsman must face during the biggest and most important sport event, The Olympic Games. The spot is set to build audience’s awareness and excitement ahead of the BBC’s coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Storyboard Concept Characters Final Stills Credits Client: BBC Sport Agency: RKCR/Y&R Production company: Stink & Red Bee Media Postproduction: Juice Post House: Platige Image Director: Tomasz Bagiński DOP: Wojtek Zieliński RKCR/Y&R Executive Creative Director: Mark Roalfe Creative Team: Barnaby Blackburn, Gustavo Kopit, Lembi De Carvalho Business Director: David Pomfret Account Director: Ben Boyles Senior Planner: Henry Gray STINK Producer: Sally Rigg Executive Producer: Edward Grann RED BEE MEDIA Producer: Edel Erickson JUICE/PLATIGE IMAGE Executive Producer: Adam Tunikowski, Michał Dwojak-Hara Art Director: Michał Misiński Technical Director: Tomasz Dyrduła View Full Credits

Magnificent Mountains Photography by Circa 1983

Magnificent Mountains Photography by Circa 1983

Circa 1983 is Owen Perry, a web designer and interactive art director by trade and amateur photographer by leisure. His photos have such a style, they are truly magnificent. Enjoy! For more from Circa 1983 visit circa1983.ca and Circa 1983 Instagram

Wonderful Snow Photography

Wonderful Snow Photography

I'm a big fan of photography and the winter it's a great time for photography specially when there is snow around. I handpicked some wonderful snow photos to inspire you for this winter. Lapland - Kiilopää by Christian Schweiger Optimism by Jernej Lasič Snow by Pavel Lepeshev Blue mountain light by Kai Böhm Sunsets majestic by Giorgio Dalvit Thin Ice by Moreno Geremetta Pappeln by Leo Pöcksteiner Another Train for the Holidays by Greg Booher Snowy town by MIYAMOTO Y Snow Snow Snow and more Snow by Teruo Araya Alone on the Bridge by Anthony Pitch Snow and Rainbow by David Dai Snowy by Vladimir Zotov NS 7675 in the Snow by Greg Booher Sky Vastness by Marco Soggetto

Terrific Winter Pictures

Sometimes I forget that it's winter on the north hemisphere. I really love snow... we don't have it here in Brazil... it really sets the mood for a great winter scenario. I mean, we usually wear shorts and eat pineapple on christmas. I would love some snow down here. So, I just went looking for the best winter pictures I could find and for our delight, I did find some terrific winter pictures, which I share with you guys. These photographers are really amazing, and you should all take a little time to visit their photostreams at Flickr. I hope you all enjoy these! Cheers. ;)

The Richmond Olympic Oval by Cannon Design

In last than 1 month Vancouver will be releasing the 2010 Winter Olympic. The event is almost ready and the venues are counting the days to begin breathe sports everywhere. And one of the biggest hotspots will be the Richmond Olympic Oval, a project by Cannon Design and definitely worth of attention by its beauty and design. The Richmond Oval was built to be a venue and is intended to function as a future venue for community events, not only for the Olympic Games. The way its concept was created is pretty impressive, and already receive the LEED Silver Certification, that certifies its concern about sustainability seeking a design solution that optimizes energy use, environmental health, and aesthetic value. © nick lehoux photography Every visit to the Richmond Olympic Oval is awe-inspiring. Much was said about the visual impact of Beijing’s Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. While the exterior of these buildings was stunning, the interiors were rather pedestrian. The interior of the Oval is majestic. The use of wood and the vistas across the Fraser River to the mountains are utterly worldly. The unique integration of art and sustainable technologies in water collection and recycling is inspired. The Oval will remain a jewel of a legacy from the 2010 Games.” Chris Rudge, CEO & Secretary General, Canadian Olympic Committee You can check these amazing photos below, and if you want to see the Oval in action by yourself there's still time, the Olympic Games will begin in February 12! For more informations visit: vancouver2010.com. © nick lehoux photography © derek lepper photography © bob matheson © cannondesign.com © nick lehoux photography © hubert kang © hubert kang © hubert kang © cannondesign.com Thanks designboom.com for the tip.