The Hikarie Building in the Shibuya district of Tokyo is one of those buildings that I always try to make time to go and visit, especially if I am in Shibuya around sunset. The view towards sunset can be frustrating, … Continue reading
Loitering around Shibuya station, chasing the last of the sun. Epson R-D1 Avenon 21mm f/2.8
Woke up with a vicious migraine this morning. Just getting into the swing of the day now. Just about to have a conference call with the US. Here’s a shot from yesterday: Yoyogi Park, was wandering through there after doing … Continue reading
Thought these two shots of this bloke worked nicely like this. Nikon D700 Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Monochrome is done in-camera No cropping of either shot Just dumped them both on a new canvas in Photoshop.
Spent a half-hour loitering around Shibuye Crossing the other Saturday, after visiting the MyJapan exhibition where I had some work up. Great place to shoot with the 300mm. I know the purists think telephotos for street photography are the work … Continue reading
This poster’s gone now so I am doubly pleased I got this shot. So many layers in Tokyo. Nikon D700 Nikkor 300mm f/4 ED In-camera monochrome Straight out of the camera.
Shot last year actually; 21st May, 2010. Not entirely sure I remember where in Tokyo this was though….looks like Shibuya. Seems to epitomise summer; the parasol, the straw hat on the girl at right. You can feel the heat. Nikon … Continue reading
I’ve been making a habit recently of picking up on an old technique for keeping myself sharp: pick one prime lens, at random [set them on the floor, spin a beer-bottle, pick up the one that ‘wins’] and shooting with … Continue reading
A quick grab-shot taken whilst I was having a smoke at the smoking area by the scramble-cross in Shibuya. Living in this city is just like living in a movie sometimes. Nikon D700 Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai
There’s an article about my shooting mindset and also a before and after version of this shot, with a breakdown of the workflow. It’s all here; http://japanorama.co.uk/2010/09/04/have-i-got-enough/ So, I am making a little time to go back over stuff I’ve … Continue reading
I’d been out teaching on Saturday and stayed out for a bit during the evening, shooting around the crossing in Shibuya. Was playing with zone-focusing the 50mm and doing various other stuff, mainly in monochrome and with the 50mm and … Continue reading
I love scooters and this fella had a bit of suave going on, with his brogue shoes and his tweed-style jacket. Sat waiting for the lights to change, I hopped out into the road and asked him if iut was … Continue reading
Out on Sunday doing a photowalk with two clients in from the States. We spent a little while in Shibuya, shooting around the Hachiko area. Anyone who knows this spot will know how tricky it is, on a busy Sunday, … Continue reading
Was trying to capture the moods of the people passing me by. Nikon D700 Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai 3200 ISO Slight dark sepia treatment in post.
Cold air, full of snow I wait she finds a place to go…. One more call, one more try Too pretty to wanna see her cry. Nikon D700 Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai @ f/2 Words plucked from the air. japanorama.co.uk/2010/02/03/shibuya-in-the-snow/
Oh boy…. you know, you make some decisions in life that turn out to be just gut instinct. I left the house tonight as soon as it started snowing, planning just to walk around the neighbourhood. But, I soon found … Continue reading
Snow always looks best when you catch it in the streetlights and near Tsutaya in Shibuya there was an awesome section of pavement that was being lit by powerful lights. Heaven-sent….. I stayed there for a while. Got very wet. … Continue reading
Gotta say, I’m excited about this shot. Not only is it good to have the 85mm back as being 85 and not 130mm, although that was fun while it lasted, it’s great to have so much dynamic range going on … Continue reading
Rob, one of my students and a great buddy, headed off to shoot some more pics in the drain that is formally known as the Shibuya River. Great location, all be it rather smelly and disgusting. Stout, waterproof shoes required … Continue reading
Taxi drivers and their cabs fascinate me. Doing the feature for Metropolis magazine in 2008 did nothing to quench the fascination. This fella was waiting by the crossing in Shibuya; he’d just dropped-off one customer and was waiting for another. … Continue reading
This couple were sat near the statue of Hachiko in Shibuya. She was decidedly non-plussed about something; him, I would guess. But what is she thinking? I loved her look… had to snap her. A penny for those thoughts? 🙂 … Continue reading
Backlit, framed by a thousand points of brightly-coloured light, Awed by the scenery in this city of the night. Ten more minutes to enjoy his earthly sojourn Before he has to return to heaven. Nikon D300 Nikkor 135mm f/2 DC … Continue reading
I was loitering near the station, just shooting some pics with the 135mm DC lens that Irwin has temporarily loaned me. The best feature for me? That it’s 200mm f/2 on my D300. …allowing one to get moments like this … Continue reading
Charles, one of my students, came out for a night photography lesson in Shibuya on Tuesday. We did various things as excercises with using a tripod, including some shots from the overhead walkways near Shibuya Station. The main issue there … Continue reading