I was playing about with a technique for creating minimalist backgrounds by using blown out back light, which was mentioned in this video tutorial. It's hard to find good light were we are, Japanese houses being built with an eye to shade, so these were not entirely successful. And I don't have any clear, unobstructed windows to work with. Annnnnd, I had to shoot at super high ISO, super low shutter speed because even on a sunny day its still so dark. Blah.
Still, I'll keep practicing.
When it's done right, as it is so often by a photographer I admire so hard, it's lovely.