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Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Adubo, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
    Globetrotter
    Andrew
    whats up everyone?! been gone a few months since i've been swamped with a lot of work and was able to just read around and not comment/participate... but i'm back now! with photos to share! ha!

    recently been lucky enough to go to Japan, a bucketlist item ticked off right there. thats a dream destination for me and luckily, i was able to go there with my aunt and uncle from AU (btw, im moving to Syd, AU this july! yay!)

    things are panning the right way and im very thankful for everything's happening... anyway, back to the photos!


    so there i was (in japan), roaming around like a maniac with a euphoric smile on my face, oblivious of whats happening around the globe (no wifi ANYWHERE) and boy, them japanese are hella nice! very respectful and very kind. they say thankyou and sorry a lot. with the smallest and simplest things, they show their gratitude... would love to come back there soon!

    this series will be updated 4 times, batches of images since i wouldnt want to flood the thread with photos at one go.

    i hope you enjoy the images as much as i enjoyed capturing them!

    kampai! :drinks:


    thanks to Dave (xdayv), i owe you ALOT buddy. lens will hopefully come in on April 28th!



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  2. rozza

    rozza Mu-43 Regular

    89
    Feb 2, 2013
    New Zealand
    Nice one Adubo, looking forward to the next batch :smile:
     
  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Welcome back - great set!:thumbup:
     
  4. spinyman

    spinyman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    603
    Nov 19, 2010
    San Diego
    Nice high contrast photos.I would love to see Japan.It's shocking to me that in Japan,you couldn't find wifi everywhere.
     
  5. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
    Globetrotter
    Andrew
    set 2's right here... a bit plenty but i feel that this is a better set than the first one and should be posted as one batch


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    the world famous shinkansen aka bullet train


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  6. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
    Globetrotter
    Andrew
    i believe most of them rely on 3g, and 4g... even LTE i think. most of them while on transport are on their mobile. shockingly enough strict guidelines while aboard a train is that you turn your mobile into silent mode and refrain from chatting (loudly) with other passengers. and 80% of them follow these guidelines strictly.


    (i think) i understood the concept of harakiri/sepuku while i was there... theyre a bunch of grateful and kind lads. i think their very welcoming and kind hearted nature is the reason behind their suicides.


    there's this one incident that a salesman actually knelt in front of me (and said sorry) because they didnt have the shoe size i wanted. i immediately bowed to him saying no worries to show gratitude. very positive place, japan is.
     
  7. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    That bullet train shot is sick
     
  8. rozza

    rozza Mu-43 Regular

    89
    Feb 2, 2013
    New Zealand
    Excellent second batch man :)
     
  9. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
    Globetrotter
    Andrew
    Thanks mate! I think i should post videos of it (while tiding it and passing through a station) freakishly fast and comfy ride, too.

    Sent from my iPhone using Mu-43 App
     
  10. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
    Globetrotter
    Andrew
    Hi rozza, thanks mate! I have over 900 shots and didnt really thought which stands out the most. Just brushed through and looked for the shots i thought are great.


    I have this habit that when i think ive taken a great shot, the next frame's blank. Regardless of the outcome i do it (i dont like fiddling around my camera to check images when im out shooting)

    Sent from my iPhone using Mu-43 App
     
  11. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Welcome back and looks like you had a great time, you have certainly captured some great images.
     
  12. slappy

    slappy Mu-43 Regular

    122
    Jan 14, 2013
    Guildford, Surrey, UK
    Why can't I see these on the iPhone app?
     
  13. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
    Globetrotter
    Andrew
    Theyre lshare link from flickr, you have to tap the specific comment box to see them.


    I.e, tap the box where my second set was, images will load there albeit not to scale

    Sent from my iPhone using Mu-43 App
     
  14. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
    Globetrotter
    Andrew
    thanks iansky! i cant say express enough how good japan is. wish i could live there... someday... someday:2thumbs:
     
  15. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
    Globetrotter
    Andrew
    so here's the third installment of my "series" and well, 50% of the time, travelling through this urban jungle i was riding a train... yeap. train. very few owns a car since its too traffic and people are always in a rush (not the kind of rush hongkong-ers have... that RUSH's run for your dear life)

    the other 50% was walking :tongue:


    the other thing i noticed was that they're always on their mobile... whatever age or class... they're always on their mobile.


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