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Kwansei Gakuin

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 25 May 2007 in Architecture.

I started a Master's degree in April. This is my university, Kwansei Gakuin, or 'Kangaku' for short. They have a beautiful campus at Uegahara, near Nishinomiya in Hyogo prefecture.

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

Art Monkey from Salt Spring Island, Canada

looks beautiful in black & white - just lovely tones - also looks like a very nice place to go to school
ps - sorry I haven't been around for a while - I have been very busy and I am going away on Monday

25 May 2007 5:46am

@Art Monkey: No worries AM! Have fun.

a hat full of sky from Croatia

Lovely scene, and it looks good in black and white, I would wish only that the sky is not so blown out in parts.

25 May 2007 10:53am

@a hat full of sky: Thanks hat. Didn't really know what to do about the sky...

Kairospix from Singapore

lovely ultra wide capture of your other "home" for the next year or two!
looks like a university with much history!
curious what Masters you are doing - Japanese studies? ESL? MBA?
i miss being a student...
anyway i wish you a wonderful time of studying and all the best i nyour pursuit of knowledge and skill :)

25 May 2007 11:50am

@Kairospix: Thanks K! I'm doing an MBA.

Kheoh Yee Wei from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

the building looks western :D Nice in B&W

25 May 2007 5:04pm

@Kheoh Yee Wei: Cheers Wei.

rverspirit from Mount Vernon, United States

Nice elegiacal feel.... Maybe some cropping top and bottom to make a 10+

26 May 2007 3:31am

@rverspirit: Thanks rverspirit!

Sojourn from Singapore, Singapore

Hi Daroru, looks like a nice serene environment - the palm trees remind me of Singapore! I like how the people are randomly "placed" in the picture. Adds much life to it!

26 May 2007 7:30pm

@Sojourn: Thank you Sojourn!

Mike Cash from Kiryu, Japan

Looks like a very nice place to spend your days!

I too love the b/w treatment you gave the photo and wish the sky had been a little less blown out. If you'll forgive my impertinence, I used a layer mask to tone it down and you can see the result <here>. The image has such a clear line of demarcation between the sky and the foreground that making the layer mask was a snap. I've also included the mask <here>. Good tutorial on this at

3 Jun 2007 9:05am

@Mike Cash: Interesting Mike. Looks like quite a good site, will do a bit of research...

Funnily enough, got an e-mail on the 2nd June... university closed down for 2 weeks due to a measles outbreak! I heard this happened in Tokyo, now its moved to Kansai. Don't know if its just a precaution or if some people really got it down here.