Traveling in Japan

I finally got into land of rising sun and was traveling there for two weeks.

statue from firoshima
Statue from Hiroshima

Here you can find the pictures that I took during my two weeks.


In overall Japan was very nice place for travelling, specially when you had Train Pass that gives you unlimited travel during chosen period. I had this pass for 14 days and I have to say that it’s worth of every euro. Totally I traveled something like 2500 kilometers during my stay.

I started in Osake where my flights went. I had in plane change in Istanbul that made my total flight time about 18 hours. I know there is also direct flights but they are way more expensive that these. After Osaka I went to Kyoto, Tokio, Sendai, Hiroshima, Himeji and visited Kobe and Okayama for a day.

I have to admit taking my Canon 5dmk3 and several lenses are very tiring(heavy), specially when I was sick in some stomach flu  after the flights to Osaka. I’m pretty sure that I got it from airplane but there is no way to be sure. For that reason I didn’t get so many pictures from Osaka.

For those who are wondering to go there I have to say it’s pretty safe place. Of course anything can happen but at least for me luckily nothing bigger happened. Not so many people still don’t speak English there, some do but there is also several ones that don’t at all. Still Japanese people were very helpful and I did managed to solve all the problems and questions pretty easily.

Snake River Prototyping releasing underwater rig for GoPro Hero HD

This was interesting. Snake River Prototyping release rig to underwater filming. The tray is machined aluminum and it has several connection points.

There are in the market other also. Some of them have lights like Sartek, Noctural lights, Tecdiving

I made post from Snake River Prototyping flat lens fix, although there are now similar ones like Backscatter, the snake river is still the one of the most interesting ones. I currently own two snake river flat ports and have been very happy with them. Actually I participated to the Eilat Red Sea Underwater competition only using GoPro cameras. Well, I did not won anything, I was still very happy to the quality of the pictures that I got from there. In all those pictures I used Snake River Prototyping BlurFix flat port with attached SWCY or CY filters. The color filters makes big difference in underwater because otherwise the it will easily clip the red from the video material totally and no post prosessing will get that back.

What I find interesting in the the tray as the called is there are so many possibilities to attach the camera. The only worry I have is that as the camera is attached front of the handles is similar as you would hold the camera with stick, even with both hands. I hope that I will have a change to test it. I would like to make some comparison then between the rigs that I have and theirs. For travellers like me this will be at least very interesting because of the simple design and as it very light(1.7 lbs/0.8kg) and that is including the camera.

The introductory price is 129.99 $, and it seems that the final price will be 150$

Here is their example video using the tray and some color filters


Information from the tray