Somewhere in Tokyo…….
Tokyo is in my top 3 of coolest cities in the world, the list is top by San Francisco, Tokyo coming in on a close – but no cigar – second place.
Made from the Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation building, where you will find a great view of this fantastic city.
My car got stuck in the gutter, when I pulled over to make this photo, I mean they have the biggest and deepest gutters in the country side in Japan, at first I couldn’t really deal with the problem at hand, I had a photo to make.
Afterwards I tried to get the car free, but it was really stuck, so I had to get some help. I started walking further down the road and ended up at a little house, about 10 min. later. I knocked on the front door, and got to talk to a really old lady (later I found out that it was the grandma), who didn’t understand anything I said, luckily there where some younger people in the house as well, who did. After I had explained my situation, we jump into their car a drove back to mine.
They had a look, and saw that there was nothing they could do, so they called the Japanese triple A, who would be there in a couple of hours. These lovely people then invited me to join them for dinner while I was waiting. I gladly accepted and had a wonderful couple of hours in their company.
When the triple A guy called, we drove back to My car, got it pulled out. I thanked them for their kindness, we said goodbye and I drove on.
This one is made from the top of the World Trade Center in Tokyo, where you have a great view of the city.
It’s made through a window and unfortunately the was some reflections from the window in the sky part of the photo, that I was able to remove, and that’s the reason for the photo being a bit to dark at the top to My liking’s, but I still like the rest of it and there for chose to post it here on the blog anyway.
Sometimes when I’m traveling, I give myself these small challenges, like with this photo from Tokyo, that evening I only brought my 50mm with me.
I do it because it makes me think differently and be creative with what I got and not with what I have in my bag, and the most important factor makes me learn to live with the fact that I might have missed a photo that would have been great with another lens and then just focus on what I can make with the lens I got.
And then it’s nice to “travel” light, for once.
How about you, do you give yourself photographic challenges?