Playing with the focus ring, 1cm away from the water.
Typical subway scene on a weekend in Tokyo.
A few long exposure shots from Hokkaido, trying to frame the Milky Way and Mt Yotei together.
Lavender, flowers, and tourists – mostly chinese – everywhere at the Tomita Farm in Furano, Hokkaido!
Summer in Hokkaido: this is the first time I see so many dragonflies!
Maybe one day… in the meantime, just playing with the zoom ring of the lens during a long exposure.
Light pollution sometimes produces nice effects – look at these colors !
Relaxing dip in a hot spring with sea view in Asamushi Onsen !
Some serious clouds in formation !
I do no think it can get more Japanese than that : two Japanese school girls crossing the Kintai Bridge!
Tokyo Daijingu during the rainy season here in Japan. Lovely reflections on the stone floor! I got wet, my camera got wet, but I think it was worth it, what do you think?
Any season in Japan is a photogenic opportunity :)
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present you the 2014 Audi RS4 B8 in Daytona Grey ! And a short video of how the exhaust sounds like when revving the 4.2L V8 till the red line. You can clearly hear the difference between Comfort and Dynamic modes. Too bad V8s are becoming things of the past.
The Blue Impulse (ブルーインパルス), or 11 Squadron (the aerobatic demonstration team of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, with Kawasaki T-4) saying goodbye to the National Stadium, built for 1964 Olympics and about to be demolished to make place for a new Stadium for the 2020 Olympics.
Soon 8 years in Tokyo but my first night out in Kabukicho, with a Swedish friend !
We were late and the observatory closed before I had a chance to take better pictures… Yet, still managed to capture a touch of Blade Runner in this one !
Tokyo Tower lights up beautifully for President Obama’s visit to Japan : in honor of the President’s visit to Japan, the Tokyo Tower was lit up in bright Star-Spangled Banner (the American flag) for the nights of April 22 and 23.
Back to Itabashi, as wonderful as last year, even without a model… :)
This particular tree in Ueno is very popular due to its pink blossoms.
Any architecture lover should pay Higashi Shinjuku a visit !
Another visit to the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku. Still providing awesomeness on a large scale ! This time, I had a 35mm lens instead of the 50mm I brought last time. Both nicely complete each other me thinks.
On our way to Shiga-Kogen, a short stop at Jigokudani Monkey Park in Nagano ! This time, alone with a kid, I wanted to travel light and only took my 24-70mm with me. I regretted it as conditions were perfect :(
Kabukicho in the middle of the day offers quite a different picture : here, a fish shop !
Unlike the previous posts might have suggested, there are robots in the robot restaurant… in addition to the scantily clad dancers :) And no, I did have an equal interest in capturing those robots. BUT most of them were just too large to fit in my 50mm lens. Need to go back with a wider […]
First batch of pictures from the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku : the entrance lobby ! I think it’s safe to say that there’s no other place like that on earth.
Great evening at the Robot Restaurant in Tokyo. This is one of the last shot I took. Still quite many to sort but I thought I would give you a small preview :) And yes, an elaborate composition to avoid the need for a model release !
As promised the other day, now a long exposure shot of Tokyo Skytree at night.
Wishing you all a very happy new year 2014 :)
This poor quality picture shot during approach towards Narita, is a blatant demonstration of the sheer size of Mt Fuji : in the foreground, Tokyo with its plethora of what looks like tiny skyscrapers. The small needle in the middle: Skytree !
I might just like this kind of job : taking nice pictures of nice models :)