It has been a while since I took some pictures while taking the train in Tokyo, so here you go :)
Not that I particularly like Starbucks but their coffee taste is consistent.
Back from Prague, and out for a walk in Shimbashi to recover from the jetlag !
The world-famous Charles Bridge that crosses the Vltava river in Prague.
Beautiful town, really. This is the Old Town Square, as seen from the Astronomical Clock.
The famous Astronomical Clock in Prague, early on a Sunday morning : not too crowded, nice !
For the first time in many years, I flew on Saturday to a 3GPP meeting (just to get cheap ANA tickets) and as a result, I had some free time to visit the city. First shots from the subway, early Sunday morning. The escalators are sooo fast ! Being jet lagged, and being used to […]
Jetlag, middle of the night, bored… but with an camera :) And before you ask, the blue light comes from a ~¥220 adapter : http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B0017SBERC
Enough place to work but no will to do so, so killing time with my RX1 :)
On my way to München on NH207.
Details of the nice-looking Shokudouraku (食道楽), the latest addition to the long list of restaurants in Kagurazaka. Yes, still the Sigma Art 35mm F1.4 DG HSM in action ~!
Sugamo, the Akihabara of old ladies is also known for one thing : red underwear. Reminds me of China, where read underwears are sold everywhere around the Chinese new year. Red undies are supposed to bring you luck!
Peculiar Hair Salon in Sugamo.
My very first visit to Sugamo, the Akihabara of old ladies ! At the end of Jizō-dōri, there’s a cute little temple.
I knew the place – like everyone else – but this was my very first visit. Just wanted to check if they had some Game & Watch… And yes, they do : horribly expensive !
Looking up offers a completely different sight.
Trainee at Starbucks !
New restaurant in Kagurazaka. Looks like the manager of our beloved Uomaru decided to run his own place !
… with my new date : Sigma Art 35mm F1.4 DG HSM :) As I was writing yesterday, the short focusing distance makes it ideal to shoot food. This will definitely replace my 50mm in that area : no more cumbersome manoeuvres for lovely bokeh !
First shots out of a Sigma Art 35mm F1.4 DG HSM on a Canon 5D MK3 body. Very happy with the results: it’s sharp, tones are accurate, chromatic aberration negligible, distortion minimum and vignetting limited. Minimum focusing distance is also reasonably short and taking pictures of food will not require the same cumbersome manoeuvres as […]
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 […]
From the Robot Restaurant !
And now, from the Robot Restaurant : the bunny dancers !
And now the drummers from the Robot Restaurant. As you can see, I reached the limit of my AF with some of the shots not being too sharp… oh well, I thought you might still be interested ! PS : some of the shots are intentionally focused on something else than the drummer – just […]
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 !
Library Lounge THESE in Nishiazabu, great place, delicious cocktails.
And one onigiri before boarding at Fukuoka Airport. Love those, I wish they were more universal (outside of Japan that is) !
Always play with your focus ring :)
Something I love in Japan : the pocket restaurants, tiny little places which can only accommodate a few customers. The food is usually very good and very cheap, the atmosphere often unique and the owners always talkative, even towards gaijins :) They seldom make much money but take great pride in providing good food.