Japan

I Hope I’ll Never Get Stuck

I hope I never get stuckBuy Print

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.

After Hours

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Another one from My evening walk around Ikebukuro,Tokyo, with My Nikon D3s and just My 50mm prime lens.

And here’s a before and after comparison for you.

Tokyo by Night

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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.

She Was On Her Way, When She Got the Call

She Was On Her Way, When She Got the CallBuy Print

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?

Is He Gonna Show, She Asked

Is He Gonna Show, She AskedBuy Print

At first I was kind of not happy with the way I made this photo, I wished I had moved a bit more to the right, so the escalator would go straight down the center of the image.
But after trying different stuff in Photoshop, I ended up cropping a big bit of the bottom, I really became quiet happy with the photo as it turned out.

Do you know that feeling, when a photo just needs that last thing in order to get just right, but you just can’t put your finger on what it is.
And then when you finally figures it out, it’s such a relief and a great “yes, that’s it” moment.

  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 14 July, 2011
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/15s

If I’m Going Down, I wanna Go Down in Style

If I'm Going Down, I Wanna Go Down in StyleBuy Print

This one is made from the top of The World Trade Center in Tokyo, a place and can highly recommend if you wanna make some nice cityscapes of Tokyo.
It’s open to the public and you can bring your tripod without any problems, of course you are standing behind glass and some reflections may occur, I had to remove some in the photo you see here, but they are nice enough to keep the light on the floor at a minimum.

Once again I’ll give you the before and after photo, if you are interested in see the difference between the original photo and the processed photo.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: NIKON D3S
  • Taken: 14 July, 2011
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/25s