Akihabara Bus

Akihabara Bus

I was out walking the streets of Tokyo a week or so ago, I took a subway train to Tokyo station, cause I thought it would be some sort of a downtown, but let me tell you it isn’t, My first impression is that it’s a rather boring area of Tokyo, Well there I was, I didn’t just wanted to take the subway back again, so I started walking in a random direction.
The special thing about this evening was that I had only brought My Olympus Pen and My new Fuji Instant camera, I had for some reason unknown to man, left My D3s at the hotel.
After walking for a couple of hours I ended up in Akihabara – aka The Electric Town – and I saw this street with a lot of lights and such, and I thought it would do good as a HDR photo, but I didn’t have My D3s, so I gave the Olympus Pen a go.
I went half a cross the zebra crossing, here I found a small stand where I could put the camera for stability, And just as I was ready to shoot, this bus came half way through My frame, I looked at the display – the Pen doesn’t have a viewfinder by default – and really like what I saw, I just got My 7 exposures fired before the bus drove on.

I’m really impressed with the HDR image I got from the Pen, the colors are bright and deep, the detail level is good, if you watch the image in full-res, you can see that the bus driver is wearing one of those white masks – for those of you watching it on Flickr or Razzi, come to the blog for the full-res image – noise is not to awful, of course the resolution can’t match My D3s.
But besides that I really like the reasult.

  • Camera: E-PL2
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Shutter speed: 1/2s
  • ISO: 200
  • Focal length: 17mm
  • Taken: 27 June, 2011

0 thoughts on “Akihabara Bus

  1. RobertB says:

    I lost the link to your blog quite awhile ago. I couldn’t remember the name of your blog until I accidentally came across it today. I had a lot of catching up to do. I really enjoy your photography, especially your series on Chernobyl. Really outstanding images.

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