31 Photos - Jul 21, 2011
Photo: I gave my Panasonic's Lumix DMC-FX35 to my father today. The camera accompanied me on a trip of my 365 project in 2009. It's started its second life in his hands. I took the image below with the FX35 in November 2008 before I started the project. I remember I enjoyed editing it with Photoshop 7 which I still use.Photo: Glass Building, Tokyo International ForumPhoto: Tokyo Midtown Galleria, Minato Ward, TokyoPhoto: Going Home, Sweet Home: I'm going to work now, but I'm already thinking about going home :-p Have a nice week ahead everyone.Photo: 09. Tokyo CamiiPhoto: 08. Glass Building, Tokyo International ForumPhoto: Photo: Glass Building, Tokyo International ForumPhoto: I like the afternoon sunlight that fills the interior just the way it is.Photo: Indoor TokyoPhoto: Some people have said its monochrome version is nicer. What do you think? Color version is here: http://bit.ly/oQ2xRwPhoto: 10. The open ceiling space that I wanted to shoot.Photo: The tracks for the Toyoko Line which is not used yet.Photo: 11. Outside the Ritz-Carlton, TokyoPhoto: +Cynthia Chia said she wanted to see the color version of one of the photos in "Tokyo Midtown" album I uploaded today: http://bit.ly/nm1I7J. So here it is.I took this one last February. Have never had a chance to develop and upload this image before.Photo: The Galleria of Tokyo Opera City
This is the galleria of Tokyo Opera City, Hatsudai, Tokyo. The shot has made me think that handheld shots with the new camera in rather dark places are not bad.  Hey +Mark Esguerra, do you remember this place?

初台にある東京オペラシティのガレリア。新しい広角レンズを試す定番の場所。Photo: 283: 10/09/2012: Everyone's Looking Up

I had a chance to pass the Tokyo Station, so I went out the exit and shot one of the two dome ceilings that have been restored as they look exactly like the original.

今日は千葉で仕事。帰り道に東京駅を通ったので、新しくなった東京駅を撮ってきました。みんな、うれしそうに上を見上げてました。私もその一人でした。

Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f2.8G EDPhoto: Cocoon Tower, Shinjuku, TokyoPhoto: Kitte, Marunouchi

The Worldwide Photowalk Tokyo was held on October 5. I wanted to join the event from the beginning but I gave up the idea because I had to do something during the daytime. When I caught up with them, it was time when they said goodbye ... Anyway, I went into Kitte with them. Kitte was a rather new shopping facility built at the former Tokyo Central Post Office. That's why this facility is called Kitte, which means a postage stamp.

10月5日はワールドワイドフォトウォークの東京版が開催された日。本当はこのイベントに最初から参加したかったのだけれど、事情があって一団に追いついたときはもう最後の解散場所となった丸の内の旧東京中央郵便局を一部保存した…というかすっかり新しくなったKITTE。フォトウォークには参加しなかったけれど、ちゃっかり集合写真には収まって帰ってきた。

Date: October 5, 2013
Place: Kitte, Marunouchi, Tokyo
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSMPhoto: Don't Look Down

I shot this place a while back. That time, It was in black and white. I went back there last weekend and tried a lens with a wider angle of view.

以前、この場所をモノクロで撮ったことがあった。今回はカラーで、そして、さらに広角で。高いところはあまり好きではないけれど。

Date: October 31, 2013
Place: Gyre Omotesando, Shibuya, Tokyo
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 II DG HSMPhoto: Looking Up

Many photographers around Tokyo love this architecture, and so do I. I especially like to look up the ceiling of this structure standing in the middle of the hall.

この建築は東京の多くの写真家のお気に入り。僕も好きな建築の一つ。特に、ホールの中央に立って見上げてカメラを構えると、偉大な何かと対峙するような気分になる。

Date: November 2, 2013
Place: Glass Building, Tokyo International Forum, Yurakucho, Tokyo
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 II DG HSMPhoto: Tennozu Isle, Shinagawa, Tokyo

It's just a hallway of the building, but it looks like a modern cathedral. The object in the center is an elevator case.

久しぶりに来た天王洲アイル。近所で目的の写真を撮ったあとに、建物の内外を散歩。夜に撮ると、天井が奥のガラスに反射して、さらに奥行きがあるように見えて面白かった。

Date: December 7, 2013
Place: Tennozu, Shinagawa, Tokyo
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G EDPhoto: Mirror View

My camera's focus point tends to go behind the subject, so I visited Nikon's service center in Shinjuku a couple of weeks ago. Since then, the focus problem has got better (not perfect) but the the focus of the view finder got worse. when the lens gets the focus on the subject, the focus point of the view finder comes in front of the subject ... As for this photo, I took it in the entrance lobby of the building where the service center is located.

カメラが後ピン傾向にあるので点検して調整してもらった。そうしたら後ピン傾向は改善されたのだが、ビューファインダーの焦点が合焦位置より前に来るようになった。今度は工場で調整しないとダメだとか。めんどくさいので、調整に出さずに持って帰って来た。

写真は、帰りにサービスセンターが入っているビルのロビーで撮影したもの。ラインの重なりがかっこよかった。

Photo Data
Date: May 5, 2014
Place: Shinjuku L Tower, Tokyo
Camera: Nikon Coolpix A

#GW #CoolJapanPhoto: Photo: Haneda Airport International Passenger Terminal

When I went down by this escalator with a friend of mine, I thought I'd like to shoot the view of the terminal while descending. So, I left him, went up again, and went down again.

このエレベーターを下りるときに、途中から空港ロビーを撮りたいと思った。したに降りたときに「もう一回上行って下りてくる!」と言い残し、僕だけ上に上がった。彼の「えー?」という声が後ろに流れていった気がする。写真をよく見ると、2度目に下る僕を下から撮っているらしき彼が写っていた。

Date: June 28, 2014
Place: Haneda Airport International Passenger Terminal
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

#GPlusPhotoWalkJapan
#Gplus3yearAnniversary 
#Gplus3yearPW_TokyoPhoto: Tokyo International Forum

今、Nikon D5300とそのキットレンズをお試し中。それも赤! 素敵! これがそのカメラ →

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/108981679893410895534/albums/5874113229475194593/6057452384824053394?pid=6057452384824053394&oid=108981679893410895534

この日はバンクーバーからやってきた友人に会って皆で下町を散歩。最後にこの場所を訪れた。いい機会だから、カメラのバリアングル液晶を活用してローアングルで。

I'm trying out the D5300 with kit lenses. And it's red! (https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/108981679893410895534/albums/5874113229475194593/6057452384824053394?pid=6057452384824053394&oid=108981679893410895534)

The camera is small and easy to carry with, so it's great for photo walks. When I met a friend from Vancouver and some others from Flickr and had a photo walk in downtown Tokyo, we visited this place and I had a chance to try a low-angle view utilizing the movable LCD screen, which is one of my favorite feature of this camera.

Date: September 7, 2014
Place: Tokyo International Forum, Yurakucho, Tokyo
Camera: Nikon D5300
Lens: Nikkor AF-S DX 18-140 mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

#TokyoInside 
#FlickrPhotoWalk 
#CoolJapan  Photo: Dressed in Purple

The purple lights from outside of the building had made the interior looked a little different from usual. I love this place.

友人と3人で撮る夜。待ち合わせに場所に一番乗りするのはたいていK氏。そして、続いて僕。最後にA氏がやって来ると、彼が写真を撮ったか撮らないかにかかわらず、飲み屋を探して歩き始める。

この日のA氏は、「到着しました!」とメッセージを送った後、なかなかその場に現れなかった。「もう移動する!」とメッセージを送り、別の場所に移動してみたら、そこに三脚を立てて撮影にいそしむA氏がいた。

集合場所に来るとすぐに飲みに連れて行かれることを学習したA氏は、集まる前に写真を撮っておかなくてはいけない、と思うようになったらしい。

Date: December 17, 2014
Place: Tokyo International Forum
Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

#SnipersNight   #CoolJapan   #100Tokyo   #東京国際フォーラム  Photo: Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum Annex

金曜日に庭園美術館を訪れた。何年ぶりだろう。以前、何も展示していないときにここに来てインテリアを楽しんだことがあった。僕はどちらかというと古い中にモダンをアレンジした建築が好きで、この日、初めて見たこの新館のデザインが気に入った。光の使い方が美しい。

I like to visit this museum when nothing is hanging on the wall because the building, which was originally built as a residence of the royal family members in 1933. When I visited there last Friday, they add the annex to the historical building and I liked how lighting has been designed in the architecture.

High Quality Image (Flickr)
https://flic.kr/p/yfq1dg

Photo Data
Place: 東京都庭園美術館新館 / Meguro, Tokyo
Camera: SIGMA dp0 QuattroPhoto: 地上の星 / A Star on the Ground

目黒に用事があった夜、手前の恵比寿に寄り道して撮影をした。もうすぐクリスマスイルミネーションの季節。ここもにぎやかになるに違いない。でも僕は、こういういつもの時間の方が好きかな。

When I had an appointment in Meguro in the evening, I got off the train at Ebisu Station that is one stop before the destination. I love this kind of grand space. Soon it will be filled with Christmas decorations and with people enjoying the them. But personally, I prefer this kind of ordinary atmosphere.

Large Image >> https://flic.kr/p/zYNUC9 (Flickr)

Photo Data
Place: 恵比寿ガーデンプレイス / Ebisu Garden Place, Tokyo
Camera: SIGMA dp0 Quattro

#東京夜間写真部  Photo: Photo: