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2017-08-06  BUYING CARS IN TOKYO

By |2017-08-05T18:02:03+00:00August 6th, 2017|Japan|

The Mega Web Toyota Theme Park shows you big exhibition halls with all the new models, and as a special goody, you can drive the cars on a race track. I was very excited about this but then disappointed because driving was only allowed to Japanese, or Europeans with an international, “translated” drivers license, but who has that? So I looked after other attractions, I tried some Virtual 3D simulators and video racing games, looked at future concept cars with hydrogen, and into the showroom with the new cars to sell. I saw many models, which are not available in Europe, but they should, looking kind of cool.  🙂   I don’t know if this couple had at least decided to buy that car, but they looked very interested.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 5000

2017-07-07  THE LONGER WALK TO RAINBOW BRIDGE

By |2017-07-06T21:04:55+00:00July 7th, 2017|Japan|

Going out of the nearest subway station to Rainbow Bridge(according to my calculation), I first thought the bridge would be right around the corner. But I deluded myself; it was about a 3-4 miles walk to get to the appropriate position for taking photos. Since my kids were with me, I heard constant complaints about this unprepared “journey”. Sometimes you have to take that extra mile for a photo. 🙂  And you are not in Tokyo every day, especially if you are European.

Post processed with: Photomatix, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Focal length: 24mm

2017-06-19  TOKYO AT NIGHT FROM ABOVE

By |2017-06-04T16:20:57+00:00June 19th, 2017|Japan|

I did that shot handheld from the parachute attraction in the amusement park near Tokyo Dome. On the wobbly platform during the night, high iso was a must. This shot represents what I love about Tokyo, the streets, the endless sea of buildings and houses and the lights. For some shots, I think you have to do them, regardless if the conditions are perfect for doing photos. I gladly accept some grain if the angle and outcome look cool.

Post processed with: Photomatix, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/25s
  • Focal length: 17mm
  • ISO: 3200

2017-05-10  SWEET DISHES IN TOKYO

By |2017-05-10T18:00:42+00:00May 10th, 2017|Japan|

This showcase contained delicious, appetizing sweet dishes, formed fancifully. It was an eye-catcher looking at it, and the taste was excellent. It’s always a good idea, to present food in a pleasing way to one’s eyes.

Post processed with: Lightroom, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 160

2017-04-19  STREET IN TOKYO

By |2017-04-18T19:58:43+00:00April 19th, 2017|Japan|

I don’t know exactly where in Tokyo I did that shot; I think it was near the Skytree in the twilight. My visit in that city was a flow of long walking distances, steady subway drives and occasionally a cab ride. I had a pocket wifi rental (an obligation in Tokyo) with me, and I was totally impressed by Google Maps. It knew all Subway stations and train transfers and showed it correctly even on my iWatch  🙂

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 15mm
  • ISO: 1600

2017-03-31  SHIBUYA CROSSING IN THE NIGHT

By |2017-03-30T17:27:17+00:00March 31st, 2017|Japan|

Mostly it’s not exactly fun to go over a crosswalk; it’s different with Shibuya Crossing. The sheer size and amount of people who cross this place with every green traffic signal are impressive. It’s a stampede in the real sense of a word. For me, it is one of the top sights in Tokyo  🙂

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s
  • Focal length: 14mm
  • ISO: 6400

2017-03-16 SKY ATTRACTION IN TOKYO

By |2017-03-13T19:43:36+00:00March 16th, 2017|Japan|

I tried this benign attraction in Tokyo. You get lifted up on a metal construction with a banister when you have reached the designated height you get a great view of the endless city. After two minutes you hover down with a parachute, all backed with steel ropes. So absolutely save, gives you a bit fun. (But you should be free from giddiness)  🙂

Post processed with: Dfine2, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/25s
  • Focal length: 10mm
  • ISO: 3200

2017-03-10 RAINY DAY IN TOKYO

By |2017-03-07T20:53:45+00:00March 10th, 2017|Japan|

In Tokyo, you can experience so many different things. But there are some common typical characteristics you can see again and again in many parts of the city. Those are the colorful (neon)lights, crowded streets with many people going up and down, good dressed Japanese and modern, new buildings.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 37mm
  • ISO: 1000

2017-01-28 BAD WEATHER ON MOUNT FUJI

By |2017-01-28T00:19:17+00:00January 28th, 2017|Japan|

I was looking forward to take these real cool Mount Fuji photos, where you see the top of the mountain very clear, surrounded with a bit of snow and a bright blue sky. Unfortunately it happened that the mountain at the 5th station at about 2300 meters was completely foggy with heavy wind. It was no chance to see the peak. Nevertheless I took some photos at the observation platform. 🙂

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
  • Focal length: 65mm
  • ISO: 100

2016-12-30 TOKYO DOME HOTEL

By |2017-01-10T20:15:18+00:00December 30th, 2016|Japan|

Tokyo is one of the most fascinating cities, the sheer size is unbelievable, you can enter the subway in the city, and drive for 1 hour, get out and you are in the city. Its an never ending flow of houses, streets, shops, hotels and skyscrapers, with some parks in between.

tokyo-dome-hotel-size

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 10mm
  • ISO: 640

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