Rush hour in the evening in Shinjuku.
Little sunday stroll among the electronic shops and maid cafés of Akihabara. Even though Akihabara has changed quite much with its little electronic shops disappearing and maid cafés multiplying, there is one thing that does not change : the otakus !
Was interesting seeing this guy taking magazines one after another from his bag, and reading them with an obvious display of concentration : plains, trains, even buses :)
Shinkansen ride back and forth between Tokyo and Okayama. Why Okayama ? Closest stop for Naoshima :) Also a good opportunity to try shooting a video with my 5D mark III. Not too bad but not too good either : visible distorsions (Jello Effect) on nearby objects when reaching 250km/h.
My favourite shot from last weekend ! And this is the 2000th post on this blog, 2000 posts since 31 October 2005, a long way…
Perhaps my favourite shot from last Sunday.
Commuting with JR in Tokyo can be fascinating (and not only for a 5 years old as pictured above). There is often a large glass at the back of the driving cabin, allowing passengers to see what’s happening in the cabin, as well as the train tracks.
Another addition to my collection ;-)
Another addition to my soon-to-become-famous photographic series on the back of japanese ladies.
My favourite shot of the weekend : people waiting for the train in Akihabara.
Apparently, a cable caught fire near the train tracks in Iidabashi. No more sobu-sen and chuo-sen for a few hours as a result.
One of the random shots I took while driving back from Kamakura. Not bad, no ? I especially like the tilt and vibrant colours ! There’s a stretch of the highway running in parallel to the monorail and I’ve always wanted to take a photo… Mission accomplished :)
Advertising for the Tohoku Shinkansen Hayabusa service. According to JR, on March 5 2011, the new Hayabusa Series E5 Shinkansen trains began service on the Tohoku Shinkansen Line between Tokyo and Shin-Aomori. The Series E5 Shinkansen lead car features a unique extended-nose design, and the train exterior proudly boasts the JR East green and white ...
Sobu-sen during a national holiday : unusually not crowded in the morning. The images a 16-35mm produces never cease to amaze me !
Trying to find my iPhone in my jacket… The 16-35mm always produces fantastic results !
Haven’t used the filters in Lightroom for a while !
Thought it could be interesting for you to see how it looks like to commute in Tokyo’s metro (slightly after 9:00 to avoid the crowd), so I carried my camera and randomly shot ~300 photos… here are the most interesting ones, enjoy !
Candid shot of a salaryman reading a newspaper in Tokyo’s undeground.
Very nice bokeh as always with the 135mm/f2.0L !
If you’re in Tokyo and don’t know what to do for the weekend, I would recommend a visit to the Railway Museum in Saitama. More Images »
Getting away from Tokyo for a few days. Hope to look back and think it was useless.