Hasedera terrace view
Admiring Sky Tree
Bridge to Enoshima
Sunset of Enoshima
To Gyoko-dori Underground Square
Ad screens of Shinagawa Station
They moved as a group
Bubble and bokeh
Minato Mirai 21
The Meguro River
He was in a rush because he knew love wouldn't wait.
During my recent visit to the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, Japan, there were so many people out and enjoying the area. Boyfriends and girlfriends, husbands and wives, whole families, nobody was alone up on those mountain pathways. Except for this man. He was walking at a high rate of speed down the path that I couldn't help but wonder if he was in a hurry to meet someone. Or perhaps he was looking for someone?
If that's the case I certainly hope he found who he was looking for.
Taking time to smell the Sakura
Facing the guards
Jarvie at sunrise
No need to rush
Father and daughter
Focused on Sakura
Hall of reflections
JR rush hour
What's right in front of me
Above the crossing
Kanji on Torii
Visions of Sakura
Lead to the center
Meiji Jingu Torii
While others looked ahead, he couldn't help but look back while waiting for his youth to catch up.
After I posted a shot yesterday taken with my prime lens, it had me thinking about some shots that I managed to take with my old 50mm f/1.8 D lens. Like this one during my stay in Japan. While there I decided to spend my last couple of days there using the "nifty-fifty". I love prime lenses, but admittedly I don't use them as often as I should because I'm mostly shooting wide for the large landscapes. So after arriving at Omiya Station I just went walking around keeping my eyes open for something interesting and that's when I spotted this. Many school kids were hanging around waiting for their classmates to arrive and they all seemed to be looking in the same direction. Except for this gentleman. He was facing the other direction towards another exit, also waiting for someone. I liked the contrast of the scene, with all of the youngsters looking one way, and the older fella looking in the opposite direction. So I took this shot and moved on.
And since I used a prime in Japan, I'll throw this in for #OnePrimeWednesday curated by +Alfie Goodrich.
He sees all
I followed her whisper
The loop that shines
Looking inside the cocoon
Meet me at the end
What keeps me looking down
To Shibuya City
The center of the Rainbow
Some twinkling on the loop
Let's see what's inside
Jarvie in Japan
Up through the cocoon
Mirror Mirror on the wall, why is that woman looking at me like I'm doing something......... unusual?
If there's one thing that Tokyo has plenty of, it's mirrors. At blind corners, at the end of driveways, even on street corners, it's quite common to see a circular mirror hanging there to give passersby a peek at the other side of the path so that they don't run into anybody else. I had never paid much attention to them in previous trips, but since my pal +Dave Powell turned me on to them a few visits ago, they always seem to catch my eye and I can't resist trying a few shots. I found this mirror during my latest visit at the Tokyo Metro Station in Hanzomon. The hallway here is pretty narrow so it had been tough to just stop, block the flow of foot traffic, just so I can get a shot. But on this night on my way back to the hotel, I happened to pass through with few people around. So I stopped to take a shot. And just as I clicked my shutter, this woman passed by and looked at me like I was doing something weird.
Next time I think I'll wait for more people to walk by to get more facial expressions like that. Yeah, that might be fun. He he.
Everyone is in orbit around their own world.
This is the photo I used for my 1000th blog post which was posted today. I thought about sharing an epic photo for this one. Something that represents how far my photography skills have come from the day of my very first blog post but I decided on this mobile photo because this reminds me of how I took photos when I first started traveling and what helped to inspire me to get my first DSLR. Back then, before I really threw myself into photography, I only shot photos with a point and shoot or my Motorola RAZR. No thoughts about anything technical, but just to be able to share with friends and family. I've come a long way since those times but one thing has remained the same over the last few years and that's my love of travel and exploration.
I wrote a lot about this shot and my blog over on my blog post here: http://www.themarkeworld.com/japan-photos/everyone-orbit-world/ so if you'd like to read more please feel free to jump on over.
And to all 7 of you that continue to visit my humble little photoblog, thank you for visiting whenever there's nothing else better to do. He he he. But seriously, thank you. ;-)
Even as I move forward, I can't help but look back at what I left behind.
For those that are familiar with Nartia International Airport, Japan, this might be a familiar sight. It’s the window looking out of the tram shuttle that takes passengers to and from the gates to customs and vice versa. When I was leaving there earlier this year I managed to get on the tram with maybe just one other person on it, so with plenty of room I decided to take out my trusty Olympus OM-D E-M5 and attach my fish-eye lens to take this shot. Not only did I like the long leading line of the track, but I also liked how, thanks to the window reflection, I had a view of what was behind me. Thus having a unique vision of going forward and backward. And I also thought the distortion made the window look like a giant eye, so that was an even better fit for the whole vision thing I had in mind.
From my blog: http://www.themarkeworld.com/japan-photos/forward-backward/
They've since renovated the area and the tram is no longer in service. Or at least it wasn't when I was there a couple of months ago. It has been replaced by a long walkway with a beautifully spacious window looking out to the air field. I believe it's a permanent change which makes me extra glad I took this shot before they shut down the tram.
Looking into my soul, she could only see fragments of reality.
There’s one place that I had been itching to shoot for quite some time now. A few years in fact. The Tokyu Plaza at Omotesando in the Harajuku district of Tokyo, Japan is exactly that place. I’ve visited Japan so often that I saw this location when it was still under construction. Then I saw it again when it was completed but still wasn’t open for business. Security had a large section of the walkway in front of this entrance gated off while workers made some final adjustments at the top of the stairway. And even when it finally opened for business, it had become out of sight, out of mind. Never once did it come to my mind to shoot until I was already back home in Los Angeles. But this time was different. On my last visit I had some free time before I had anything to do. My main camera was at Nikon having its sensor cleaned. I had already made my morning walk around the grounds of the Meiji Jingu Shrine. And I already had a light snack from the local combini. Nothing was preoccupying my mind to distract me from finally paying a visit to the Tokyu Plaza to shoot this truly magnificent hallway of glass. And the time also couldn’t have been more perfect to do so because I had my trusty fish-eye lens with me.
To read more go to http://www.themarkeworld.com/japan-photos/fragments-reality/
"I keep thinking about the humans inside these machines, but I know I can handle this." -Amuro Ray
As an anime fan, as a mecha fan, as an all around anything robots fan, there’s one thing that I’ve been wanting to see in person ever since I learned of its existence. And that’s the life size statue of a Mobile Suit Gundam unit. It stands at about 60 feet tall and weighs something over 75,000 pounds! It’s been designed to break down in sections at the obvious joints (arms, legs, torso, head) and when first created it was erected and disassembled several times, even making appearances in several cities across the country. But it has seemingly made a permanent home at Diver City over in Odaiba in Tokyo. On the past few trips I had always meant to visit Odaiba to get some shots of Gundam, but it just never worked out. But finally, during a Spring visit, my good friends +Takahiro Yamamoto and the King of Daiba +Brian Kemper led me around the area so that I could finally stand toe to toe with this grand mecha. And I must say, the young Otaku in me was jumping around like a madman. Well, on the inside at least. He he. I tried a couple of shots using my ultra wide angle lens, but wasn’t feeling it so much. Luckily for me, Takahiro brought along his Nikkor 16mm fish-eye lens, so he let me use it to grab this shot with everything surrounding the statue into frame without heavily distorting the Gundam itself.
To see Takahiro's shot from this night, check out his post: https://plus.google.com/108981679893410895534/posts/Jrr84r4NXyH.
To read a little more about my shot and to see what it looks like with some LR lens correction, you can go to http://www.themarkeworld.com/japan-photos/mobile-suit-gundam/
The memories of her touch will always be cherished. But it's the memories to come that I'm focused on.
You know, as often as I travel to Japan, it’s actually been a couple of years since I’ve been there for the Hanami, when the Sakura are in their peak at full bloom. The last couple of trips I’ve only managed to get there a little too late or a little too early. So with many of my friends enjoying full bloom I thought I’d dig through my archives for an unprocessed photo of the last time I was there for full bloom. And I wasn’t surprised to find myself processing a photo from one of my favorite Sakura viewing spots in Nakameguro. The cherry blossom trees hang so perfectly above the passing river and at night they seem to come even more alive with the lit lanterns along either side, reflecting off of the river bed below. It’s a great sight and no matter how many times I see the Sakura, I’ll never forget each and every view I’ve been lucky to see.
But it also had me thinking that I should really get some fresh Sakura photos and I can only think of one way to make that happen. ;-)
From my blog: http://www.themarkeworld.com/japan-photos/sakura-nakameguro/
No matter which path he chose, it always led him back to the warmth of home.
During my most recent visit to what I've come to consider home away from home, Japan, my good friend +Takahiro Yamamoto found some time to take me out to the Edogawa Ward of Tokyo, more specifically to the Kasai area to check out some of the scene out there. After spending much of the afternoon at the Kasai Rinkai Park, he led me out to the Kasai JCT to set up for a potential sunset shoot. We arrived with plenty of time, and after pointing out a few ideal compositions, we sat back and relaxed, waiting for the sun to dip closer to the horizon. With some clouds now in the sky and the sun starting to provide some interesting color, he pointed out this particular spot. The sun was setting diagonally and managed to position itself right down the middle of these two overpasses. So I setup my tripod right next to Takahiro's and snapped this shot. I also decided to upload this here as a full res image since I have it backed up on Google Drive. I haven't uploaded full res before so I thought it might be fun to let folks zoom in on this one.
To see one of Takahiro's images from this day, check out his post: https://plus.google.com/+TakahiroYamamoto/posts/YDjeGr6LJqX or check out the +PHOTOMENTARY by Nikon page to see more of his images for Nikon.
And in the tradition of a Takahiro junction photo, here is the photo data as he would present them.
Date: April 12, 2014
Place: Kasai, Koto, Tokyo
Camera: Sony A7R
Lens: Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8
Adapter: Metabones (Nikon to E-Mount)
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." -Henry David Thoreau
After seeing the post my good friend +Takahiro Yamamoto made this morning (https://plus.google.com/108981679893410895534/posts/1f7fgFPwysu) I thought I'd share another shot from that day and that area as well. It's always fun and interesting to see how a couple of photographers shoot the same scene at the same time of day. As for me, I had my attention on this lone fisherman down by the water. With the sun lighting up the scene with a beautifully golden tone his silhouetted figure just really stood out to me. More so than the grand junction that was right next to him.
And with this and Takahiro's shot, it's quite interesting how the both of us went to the Kasai JCT to shoot the junction (which we did obviously) but we each came out with results that merely use the junction as something in the background to compliment another, much smaller main subject. But I guess that's just the beauty of photography and each individual vision of the scene.
And in Taka style, here is the photo data:
Date: April 12, 2014
Place: Kasai, Edogawa, Tokyo
Camera: Nikon D3S
Lens: AF-S Nikkor 28-300 f/3.5-5.6G ED
The wind sent her a love that could only have come from a dream.
When I returned to Japan last month for Hanami, my goal was to catch some of the beautiful Sakura fubuki, aka cherry blossom blizzard. For those that don't know, it’s when full bloom has ended and the petals of the cherry blossom trees start to fall off each branch creating a pink snowfall type scene. When I arrived in Tokyo, I already knew that I was too late for the full bloom, at least within the city, but I was there right in time for some of the fubuki. So after having breakfast with my dear friend +Yumi Shoji and her beautiful baby daughter during my first morning in town, we decided to go to Nakameguro in the Meguro ward. I’ve always thought that Nakameguro was one of the best places to photograph cherry blossoms in Tokyo, and after this most recent visit that opinion still holds true for me.
We arrived in the late morning, so the streets surrounding the river wasn’t crowded at all which made for a very pleasant walk. We walked up and down the river, checking out the several bridge crossings that extend across the gap to see which section had the best grouping of Sakura to shoot. When we stopped at this particular section a strong wind began to blow through the area starting some of the fubuki action. So I raised my camera and fired off several shots trying to catch as many of the petals as I could as they drifted down to the river below. After grabbing some shots me, Yumi and her now sleeping baby sat back and enjoyed the view while the Sakura rained down on us from above as an even stronger wind blew through the area.
I say this about every trip I make regardless of where I go or how often I’ve gone there, but this moment during this trip will be truly unforgettable. Being able to enjoy the view and relax with one of my dearest friends is exactly what I needed on my vacation and I really couldn’t ask for anything more.
Shot with the +Sony #A7R paired with FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA Lens.
From my blog: http://www.themarkeworld.com/japan-photos/nakameguro-fubuki/
#FloralFriday #FeelGoodFriday #FriendFriday #CoolJapan
"The prospect of going home is very appealing." -David Ginola
From my blog: http://www.themarkeworld.com/japan-photos/prospect-road/
"It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting." -Elizabeth Taylor
Shot with the +Sony #A7R paired with the FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA lens.
If you'd like to read more about this shot or to see a color version, you can check it out on my blog: http://www.themarkeworld.com/japan-photos/konba-station/
"I don't believe that life is linear. I think of it as circles - concentric circles that connect." -Michelle Williams
Once upon a time, I had myself a 7.5mm fisheye lens. And with that fisheye I often found myself at the Shiodome City Center in Tokyo, Japan. There are so many areas there that I think suit a proper fisheye, like this section of the area. Hmm, now that I'm talking about the City Center, I really want to revisit it and take some fresh shots of the area. But looking at this brings back some fun memories that will keep me satisfied for now. He he.
From my blog: http://www.themarkeworld.com/japan-photos/shiodome-city-center/ There's also an iPhone pano shot of this area in that blog post if anyone is interested in seeing that.
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." -Ferris Bueller
Shot with a +Sony #A7R paired with a Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 UWA and my good friend +Takahiro Yamamoto pointing the way.
If you'd like, you can read more about this on my blog: http://www.themarkeworld.com/japan-photos/waiting-speed-light/
I scream, you scream, +Takahiro Yamamoto screams for ice cream!
On an evening of walking around Tokyo with my good friend, he had a sudden craving for some ice cream. Though most of my time there was cold, that particular evening was a bit on the warmer side. Luckily there was a Family Mart right across the street from where the craving hit. Even before digging in he looked extremely satisfied, so I took this shot to capture a moment of happiness. And when ice cream is involved, who wouldn't be happy?
I'd also like to wish my good friend Takahiro a very Happy Birthday! お誕生日おめでとう pal! I hope you've had a great day so far!
They never once left each others side as they swayed happily with the wind.
When I met up with my good friend +Takahiro Yamamoto in Tokyo, we decided to get together for a shoot outside of the typical districts where we usually shoot in. I had expressed wanting to shoot outside of the city, but with appointments for later in the night, Takahiro suggested we hit up the Kasai JCT over in the Edogawa Ward. It was outside of the heart of the city, but still within Tokyo limits so it was a good compromise. We arrived with plenty of time before the sunset, so we explored Kasai Rinkai Park. We had to walk through there anyways to get to the junctions we wanted to shoot, so it was a good chance to explore the area and kill time before sunset. As we walked closer to the bay, we noticed this field of, well, I’m not sure what they’re called. But needless to say, there was just a small patch of them in the middle of the yellow grass. There didn’t seem to be any of these anywhere else along the field so we both stopped and attempted to get some shots of these. As we were down on the grass trying to compose some shots, we both noticed this couple in the near distance. They had the same ideas and were trying to get some photos of this little field. As they stood up and started walking towards us, I decided to include them in my shot. I took several with them in it actually, but I liked this one the best because of the way their bodies were positioned, it looked like they were swaying with the wind just like these small flower things.
From my blog: http://www.themarkeworld.com/japan-photos/swaying-wind/
Whenever I felt lost, I looked to her light to lead me back home.
As often as I’ve stayed at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel in Tokyo, Japan, I’ve never taken the time to take a proper shot of the main entrance. It’s lit up wonderfully so I’m not sure why it’s taken me this long to get a decent shot of it. So one night, when I got back to the hotel and after picking up some late night snacks at the 7-11 just a few feet away (which is also one of the many conveniences, I decided to grab this shot. The moon was almost perfectly centered above the entrance, and there were no buses in front blocking the way. So I setup my gear and took this shot.
To read more about this shot and why this is my hotel of choice, feel free to check out my blog post: http://www.themarkeworld.com/japan-photos/shinagawa-prince-hotel/
While time slows down for no one, my memories of her remain still in my mind.
Whenever I’m in Japan, I always seem to never have enough time. Not enough time to shoot all that I wanted to shoot. Not enough time to see other parts of the country that I haven’t seen in a while, or at all. And certainly not enough time to meet with all of the people that I know there. Tokyo moves at such a fast pace, and the same can also be said about my visits to my home away from home. That being said, as fast a pace as my vacation goes, I try to squeeze in as much as I can. At least when it comes to hanging out with my closest friends. So during my last night in town, my good friend +Takahiro Yamamoto was able to find some time for one last shoot before I headed back home the following day. When I arrived back to the city I made my way to Shinjuku Station where Takahiro was waiting. When we met up, he had a great idea by suggesting we go shoot the junction that he took me to a few years ago during our first Google+ photowalk together. That photowalk was around the same time of year (Sakura season) and it became blistering cold, so he remembered that I didn’t get many shots of this junction in because I was absolutely freezing at that point. And with a warmer night than previous days during my stay, it was the perfect time to get back and get some proper shots in. After shooting this junctions from several angles, a few of which included the moon, we both settled on this point of view. Not only did it provide a great composition of the junction, but it also gave us a clear view of the passing car lights. I took a few shots trying to get some descent light trails in there and I finally settled on this. Just enough light to streak by, but not so much that it drowns out the junction.
It was a fun night and a great way to end the trip. Perhaps next time I’ll have scheduled things out better so that I can have more time with these junctions and my friends.
From my blog: http://www.themarkeworld.com/japan-photos/one-last-junction/
"Time on my hands could be time spent with you." -Elton John
For anyone familiar with a previous post titled Sun down the middle, then this location might look familiar to you. I had taken the previous photo earlier in the day before the sun reached the horizon. I was also further back on an elevated pathway. For this shot, I had ventured down right next to the water for the blue hour. From right at the Kasai JCT, the proper way to get down there was quite a distance and I probably wouldn’t have made it back for blue hour, so I took a shortcut. Nothing illegal, but not exactly the safest way to go because there were some stone slabs that were incredibly slippery. Not because of water, but because of years and years of soot, dust, dirt, you name it. Plus, I had to pull off some Jean Claude Van Damme like splits to get from one slab to the next. But I made it safely and I vowed to take the long way around next time. He he. But anyways, now that I was down by the water where the fisherman, well, fish, I began walking across and underneath this epic junction looking for a good spot to shoot it for when the blues of the evening colored the scene. I finally settled on this spot thinking it would be neat to have a different perspective of my previous shot, as well as a single frame, non-HDR. Anyways, it’s not like I needed to bracket with the sun well below the horizon and to the right of this scene. I composed my image, centering myself between the bridges as best I could, and started taking some shots. I wanted to get the water as smooth as possible for that particular time, so I increased my aperture to what should have been f/22 (Metabones adapter with a Tokina wide angle), lowered my ISO to 50 on the +Sony #A7R , and managed to get a nice, 25 second exposure. I had thought about waiting a bit longer to get a proper 30 seconds, or perhaps even using bulb to get an exposure of a couple of minutes, but looking at this on my LCD screen, I really liked how I still had some texture in the water. It was smooth, but not completely and had that hint of texture. So I decided to call it and made my way back up to where my good friend +Takahiro Yamamoto had been shooting.
And with that, welcome to another #ThirstyThursdayPics . If you'd like to contribute then get your photos posted and don't forget to use the hashtag and to tag the one and only +Giuseppe Basile!
From my blog: http://www.themarkeworld.com/japan-photos/kasai-jct-blues/
"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -Heraclitus
When me and my dear friend +Yumi Shoji and her baby daughter were walking around the beautiful area of Nakameguro in Tokyo, Japan, we decided to take a break and have a seat on one of the public seating areas along the river. While we missed full bloom of the Sakura we were still able to catch some great bloom and more than that, the Sakura Fubuki (cherry blossom blizzard). The wind had been blowing nicely all day so there would be times when we would get many of the Sakura petals floating around in the air like snowflakes. When we stood up again I thought I’d get this angled view of the river. It was a section that didn’t have much cherry blossom bloom, but the river was completely saturated by the pink petals. It looked like a river of nothing but petals. It looked pretty great so I snapped this shot. I shot this with a Sony A7R, so if you’d like to see this in full resolution, just click on the image and feel free to zoom in and get a closer look at those petals.
And with that, welcome to #ThirstyThursdayPics ! If you'd like to contribute, get your images posted and don't forget to use the hashtag and to tag +Giuseppe Basile!
From my blog: http://www.themarkeworld.com/japan-photos/river-of-petals/
"What is a soul? It's like electricity - we don't really know what it is, but it's a force that can light a room." -Ray Charles
I’ve often said that one of the best cityscapes in the world is of Tokyo, Japan. Not only is it one of the greatest cities in the world to view from above, but it’s very easy to gain access to high observatory decks all throughout the city. So during my last visit to my home away from home, me and my pals +Brian Kemper and +Hidehiko Sakashita decided to do some shooting from the observatory deck of the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. I had been to Roppongi Hills many times but I had never gone up Mori Tower so this was a treat. I had always intended to shoot from there, but it just never worked out so I was eager to shoot with my friends up there. Unfortunately it was too late to go up to the Sky Deck (which is an open air deck on the roof of the building), but we had plenty of time to shoot from the regular observatory just inside and below the Sky Deck. And while not a surprise at how magnificent the view was from there, I was still left with a moment of breathlessness just looking out to the endless sea of city lights. It was a bit crowded but once a window panel opened up, we setup our gear and claimed the panel for ourselves while we attempted to get our shots.
This was shot with the +Sony #A7R paired with a Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 UWA lens.
To read more about this image and how I got around window reflections, you can check out my blog post: http://www.themarkeworld.com/japan-photos/endless-lights/
With the strength of her love, he was able to keep himself on the long track ahead.
For day two of the #FiveDayBlackandWhiteChallenge that +Giovanni Piliarvu challenged me to, I decided to go with this image of Kasai JCT in Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan. I have several images of this junction already in color, but this particular composition seemed to be well suited for black and white.
As for who to challenge this time, I decided to keep with my theme of challenging folks that are just as likely to accept as the folks I've challenged in the past. So, today I'm calling on The Fonz to accept the challenge. That's right, The Fonz.
If you'd like to read more about this shot, you can check out my blog: http://www.themarkeworld.com/japan-photos/underneath-long-track/
"I went window shopping today! I bought four windows." -Tommy Cooper
For my fifth and final day of the #FiveDayBlackandWhiteChallenge that my friend +Giovanni Piliarvu challenged me to, I thought I'd share a mobile shot I took earlier this year of a mall in Saitama, Japan. I chose this image because the final day of my challenge just so happens to fall on +Hidehiko Sakashita's birthday, and if there's one person that knows Saitama, and this mall for that matter, it's him.
お誕生日おめでとうHIdehiko! I hope you had yourself a great day my friend.
Now as for who to call on to take on this challenge today, I thought I'd go with someone big. After all, this is my last day of the challenge so I wanted to make sure to leave it in good hands. So today, I call on the Saitama Prefecture to take on this challenge. Yup, an entire prefecture. I figure that out of the entire population I'd get at least one taker. He he.
"There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot." -Steven Wright
I’m not a fisherman. I’ve never thought of myself fishing. Not on a boat. Not by the docks. I just have no interest in fishing for myself. But, that’s not to say that I don’t find fishing interesting. On the contrary, seeing fisherman patiently waiting for a snag on their lines is not only fascinating, but somewhat relaxing. Fisherman seems to have oak like patience. And on top of that, they seem to know the true meaning of relaxation. So when I spotted this lone fisherman down by the water underneath the Kasai JCT in Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan I simply had to get a zoomed in shot of him. I loved how his silhouette was still against the golden waters during sunset. He didn’t move at all for quite some time. I actually don’t know if he caught anything from that particular spot, but if he’s anything like other fisherman that I’ve encountered, he won’t be too bothered by it. I’m sure he simply enjoyed being out there enjoying the sound of the water and the warmth of the setting sun. Because even though I’m no fisherman, those are the things that I enjoyed while being out there.
From my blog: http://www.themarkeworld.com/japan-photos/fisherman-sunset/
With that welcome to another #ThirstyThursdayPics . You all know the routine by now, just get your photos posted and don't forget to use the hashtag and to tag the good Captain +Giuseppe Basile!
New love had a way of making me see things in a whole new light.
During my last stay in Japan it occurred to me that I would very much like to shoot the interior of the Tokyo International Forum again, this time with my +Sony #A7R . Why? Simply because the last time I shot it properly was a couple of years ago with my D3S. Now that I had a 36MP sensor in my bag, I wanted to get a shot of all that detail that made up the interior of that great building. So when I met up with my fellow Sony shooter and photographer +Juha Kannisto, I told him that no matter where we went, I would like to shoot the interior of the Forum during sunset and the blue hour. If I was going to get this shot again, in my personal opinion these would be the best times to do it because of how the light would be when looking through the glass of the building. And luckily for me, Juha was kind enough to let me use his FE 16-35mm f/4 lens, which I must say, is properly sharp even in the corners. I loved it so much that I had a hard time giving it back. He he.
As some of you may know, and for those that don't, I've officially switched over to the Sony A7R system. I've received several questions about the camera here and there since I started using it, so I wrote a blog post about it to start the new year. If you'd like to read more about why I like it, why I switched, and would also like to see several resulting images during my time with the A7R, feel free to click through to this link: http://www.themarkeworld.com/japan-photos/seeing-things-whole-new-light/
If you have any further questions, feel free to leave a comment on my blog post.