At the entrance of a restaurant, Garlic Man (or Woman) greets you – very cute :)
Those clouds look like a Phoenix, don’t they ?
Back in France for a while with more pictures from our summer vacation. This is Étretat, in Normandy. Étretat is best known for its cliffs, including three natural arches and the pointed “needle”. These cliffs and the associated resort beach attracted artists including Eugène Boudin, Gustave Courbet and Claude Monet, and were featured prominently in […]
And here it is, my favourite observation platform in Tokyo: Bunkyo Civic Center. Not only it offers a great view but also… it does it for free ! :)
Tokyo is blessed with very clear skies nowadays (what a difference compared to the previous city we lived in – Beijing!). This was shot from my favourite observation platform in Tokyo… more on that later :)
Breathtaking view of Mt. Fuji in Autumn. No cloud, no wind, not even too cold : this was my lucky day ! Photographic tip of the day : the closer you stand to the water (very first picture), the clearer the image reflected !
Had to get up at 4:30 to shoot those but it was worth it. Interesting how the lake appears to be boiling when touched by the first rays of light of the day (it was -4C when I shot these). Need to get back in winter, will probably need snow tires though…
Somewhere in Normandy, France.
Very relaxed reading pose :D
Another great lunch !
Because it sits alone in the North West of Tokyo, Sunshine 60 offers a remarkable view of Tokyo, given the right weather conditions that is !
Blue summer skies above Tokyo.
Waiting for food to be served, playing in her own world.
Another typhoon, another opportunity for some nice shots from my office in Roppongi Hills !
The combination of a large aperture and a rearview mirror always fascinates me :)
Ladies (perhaps not) and Gentlemen (most likely), I present you the best looking Booth Babes of the 2013 edition of the Tokyo Game Show.
Not the super moon I missed some weeks ago but still, a very bright moon rose above Japan yesterday night !
Every year, the local community organises a mini matsuri (festival) for the kids in the neighbourhood. Only ¥100 for one ticket, which entitles you to three games, popcorn and a lottery where everyone wins ! They are obviously not making this for money :)
Random shot in Tokyo’s subway : nice tones :)
Off the beaten tracks for a drink (or two) in Harmonica Yokocho, west of Tokyo.
Some countryside training for city girl ! :)
One of my pastime during holiday : find the best spot to capture a nice sunset. The problem is – well at least for me it was – how ridiculously late the sun sets in Europe due to a discrepancy between noon and solar noon (roughly two hours in summer). It makes it tough for […]
Some more sights from the countryside in Normandy : golden wheat crops.
If you’re in Tokyo this weekend, do not miss the Mitama Matsuri at the Yasukuni Shrine. Great place to enjoy good food and take nice pictures. All my pictures for the previous year on Image Japan. I recommend you bringing a 50mm and a wide angle lens.
The best of both world, right ? In Ginza, naturally.
No Mt Fuji, no red torii from a shinto shrine, no shibuya crossing… and yet, to me, this represents Japan quite perfectly :)
In some countries, you’d watch your belongings, try not to stare at the weirdos, refrain from breathing heavily because of the smell… in Tokyo, you can play hide and seek in the subway ! :)
A lot of fun for the evening watching baseball at the Tokyo Stadium. Great atmosphere provided by the 55,000 or so spectators ! Another thing worth the trip : the beer girls… but more on that later… :)