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2018-10-30   BUILDINGS IN TOKYO

By | 2018-10-28T18:45:01+00:00 October 30th, 2018|Japan|

After a long subway drive, we entered an area of Tokyo, called Odaiba. Our target was the Mega Web Toyota Theme park. Before joining I shot photos from the surrounding, a great place with modern buildings.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Lightroom, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s
  • Focal length: 53mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-09-01   NEAR THE TOKYO DOME

By | 2018-08-30T21:46:13+00:00 August 31st, 2018|Japan|

Wandering near the Tokyo Dome brings you to a theme park, that water fountain place on the photo and to a roller coaster. Many restaurants and shops around, and a tower where you can sail down with a parachute. A big fun area which you should not miss on a Tokyo trip.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 1600

2017-12-27   TOKYO SHOPPING MILE

By | 2017-12-30T20:55:07+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Japan|

The modern, green architecture, trees and plants integrated into roof-gardens and decks, as seen on a shopping mile in Tokyo. Looks cool if roofs of this kind get illuminated in the night. One of the many photo opportunities you get, when walking through Tokyo.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 29mm
  • ISO: 2000

2017-11-25  ENTERING A MARKET IN TOKYO

By | 2017-11-25T14:39:45+00:00 November 25th, 2017|Japan|

At my long walking tours through Tokyo I came across that street market. It was roofed with a high diversity of shops. I looked around if I could find some bargains. Then I bought some snacks. With time it became later afternoon, the right time heading to Tokyo Skytree.  😎

Post processed with: Color Efex Pro, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 59mm
  • ISO: 320

2017-11-05  WORLD OF DAIMONDS

By | 2017-11-05T11:52:18+00:00 November 5th, 2017|Japan|

At first glance, you might think you are at an art exhibition. Illuminated glass stars designed by a younger artist in a contemporary gallery? But I shot this photo in the elevator cab of the Tokyo Sky-tree tower. 🙂  It brings you to the observation deck on 450 m (1,480 ft).  There you get a great view of Tokyo in all four cardinal directions. And the cab interior is the attunement for something great to come.

Post processed with: Photoshop CC 2018

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 2500

2017-10-30  SHOPPING IN TOKYO

By | 2017-10-28T17:42:48+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Japan|

Going into the little shops and kiosks is one of my habits when exploring cities. Tokyo is suitable for this. I liked it to see the different snacks, drinks, and accessories; often I couldn’t resist buying and trying. 🙂  Daifuku is one of my favorite sweets, soft, consisting of a small round mochi stuffed with sweet filling, most commonly Anko, sweetened red bean paste made from azuki beans.

Post processed with: Lightroom, Photoshop CC 2018

 

BACK TO MAC, AFTER ONE WEEK WITH WINDOWS  

Suddenly my iMac didn’t start anymore, no way to reactivate it. So I had to switch to my notebook and work with Windows 10. For me, that’s the OS I have grown up with, and I have broad experience. I have all Adobe products on the laptop, but no MacPhun software which led me to use Photomatix HDR. The Windows Explorer is a dream to work with, compared to the MacOS Finder. Maybe I will get more often back to Windows in the future, especially since the MacPhun software is also available for Windows now.  🙂  In the meantime, my Mac got a repair, and is in good shape again; it was a memory problem. The cause was possibly power fluctuations; I will buy a power plug which prevents voltage peaks.

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 250

2017-10-05  EXPLORING TOKYO

By | 2017-10-07T13:41:32+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Japan|

The many subways metro stations in Tokyo can be confusing. I used my Apple Watch for navigating through the levels and direction signs. It did great work, I got a vibration for the turns, the exact meters to go straight ahead and subway names displayed in their original colors on the watch. 🙂

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 41mm
  • ISO: 800

2017-09-29  SHIP UNDER RAINBOW BRIDGE

By | 2017-09-28T19:03:44+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Japan|

I was the only photographer standing under Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo. The height and size of this bridge are unbelievable; it hosts car lanes and train lines, is built mostly from iron. The main span between the piers is 580m (2,618 ft).

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/20s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 6400

2017-09-06  HIGH SPEED TRAIN IN JAPAN

By | 2017-09-02T18:02:37+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Japan|

Standing at a train station near Mount Fuji, waiting for the train to Tokyo, suddenly a Shinkansen thunders with high speed through the train station. The intermediate trails reserve the transit traffic. You hear the Shinkansen roaring, then you see him coming, and some seconds later he has disappeared. Wow!!  😎

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 26mm
  • ISO: 125

2017-08-14  ENDLESS TOKYO

By | 2017-08-10T19:47:51+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Japan|

This photo from the Skytree was a bit tricky to take. You have to shoot through glass with reflections of the interior lights and crowd at all windows. Most of the newer towers and high buildings are without open air observation decks. 😥 But for a view and photos at 450 m (1,480 ft), you have to take some hurdles. 🙂

The endless sea of buildings and houses in Tokyo is mind blowing. It remembers me of the song of the German electronic band Kraftwerk “Neonlicht, Und wenn die Nacht anbricht, ist diese Stadt aus Licht”, “Neon Lights, And as night falls, this city is made of light.”

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 59mm
  • ISO: 5000

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