As promised the other day, now a long exposure shot of Tokyo Skytree at night.
120s exposure for these pictures thanks to an ND1000 filter. Coming up next : same at night !
Wishing you all a very happy new year 2014 :)
Shiraito Waterfall (白糸の滝), near Mt. Fuji : a good place for ND filter tryout session :)
First tries of long exposure during daytime with an ND1000 filter. Me quite happy with the results. Had to close to f22 to reach 50s though so I definitely need something darker to avoid diffraction which reduces sharpness (rule of thumb is never close beyond f11~f13).
I seldom publish videos from others but those were just too good not to be shared.
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 !
Got some mud flaps installed on my BMW 3 Series Touring (F31). Very useful to keep the dirt away when driving in snow. In case you’re wondering, those wheels are BBS-SR with Michelin X-Ice Xi3, good looking wheels and fantastic tires.
Typical scenes from an Airport, here at 135mm/f2 in Narita.
Two long exposure shots from Iidabashi at night. I don’t know why but I haven’t really tried long exposure, just on a few occasions, here and there… Perhaps this is an aspect of photography I’ll explore next year ! :)
When not congested, this is how driving on a highway in Japan often looks like : no-one in the middle lane, very slow cars in the left lane, slow cars in the right. Seldom any reaction to headlight flashing or getting closer to make the driver understand that you want to pass (as depicted above). […]
I challenge you to guess where this was taken from ! :D
Shot by the brother while driving him back to the airport – well done ! :)
Abandoned truck, covered in snow, in the Nagano Prefecture.
I might just like this kind of job : taking nice pictures of nice models :)
Nice toori in the snow in Nagano prefecture.
Well, there’s a first for everything : never seen one before, a motorcycle with snow chains !
The trees bear marks of heavy snowfall at the Jigokudani Monkey Park (地獄谷野猿公苑) in the Nagano Prefecture.
Japanese Macaques from the Jigokudani Monkey Park in Nagano prefecture, Japan. The Jigokudani Monkey Park (地獄谷野猿公苑) is located in the valley of the Yokoyu-River, in the northern part of the Nagano prefecture. The heavy snowfalls (snow covers the ground for 4 months a year), an elevation of 850 metres, and being only accessible via a […]
Some lovely Christmas Trees on display at Canal City in Fukuoka.
Fujisan as seen from an Airplane flying to Fukuoka, just two days apart. Yes, as you can see, there is some crazy amount of post-processing to boost the details. Yet, it doesn’t look too bad, does it ? I especially like the first one where you can clearly see the Izu Peninsula in the foreground […]
Various Boeing 777 from JAL at Narita. Note to Air France and Delta : look, clean planes !
Killing time at Narita with my 300mm, I spotted this Airbus A320-211 from ANA : JA8304.
My favourite one is the Janken against the waiter/waitress : free beer if you win :)
Colourful Okinawa restaurant in Tokyo. Unfortunately, no kids allowed so did not get in – yes, that happens in Japan.
The Normandy American Cemetery is located on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach (one of the landing beaches of the Normandy Invasion) and the English Channel. It covers 172 acres (70 ha), and contains the remains of 9,387 American military dead, most of whom were killed during the invasion of Normandy and ensuing military operations in […]
No Fujisan today from Tanuki lake, so here is a picture of the culprits : clouds !
Photography is essentially trying to capture something different than what the naked eye sees, be it through large aperture, wide angle, long exposure, composition… If you’re just standing and take a picture of what you are seeing, it’s likely to fail. Also try to look up, look down, kneel down, climb somewhere, always try something […]
Nice Yakitori restaurant. My first time to eat chicken heart and actually enjoy it, really enjoy it ! Also loved the chicken-shiso skewer… not to mention their remarkable sake heater. Definitely worth a visit :)
Good, very good ! From ムースヒルズバーガー (Moose Hill Burger) in Yamanashi Prefecture. Perfect stop for a Sunday evening after a long hike in the Mt. Fuji Area.