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street shots from tokyo

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by kevinparis, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    Just back from a weeks vacation in Tokyo, my first visit to japan.

    I am in the process of putting up a blog about the whole trip here

    wandering thoughts

    there should be more pages going up there over the next few days - havent really done a blog like this before , so would be interested in your feedback

    For those of you who don't want the whole story here are some street shots.

    I travelled light, taking only the OMD, 17/1.8, 75 and 25 panaleica, and wandered round with a small domke bag.


    P4170126 by kevinparis, on Flickr

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    P4160019 by kevinparis, on Flickr

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    P4160049 by kevinparis, on Flickr

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    P4160206 by kevinparis, on Flickr


    P4170091 by kevinparis, on Flickr

    still working my way through the 800 shots from the week, so there will be more appearing in this set

    Tokyo - a set on Flickr

    cheers

    Kevin
     
  2. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord

    Nov 4, 2010
    Globetrotter
    Andrew
    kevin, that first image is right on the money! looking forward in seeing more from your set
     
  3. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

    411
    Jan 31, 2011
    Busan/Hong Kong
    Hi Kevin, nice pics which lens (focal length) did you find yourself comfortable using in Tokyo? Just curious.
     
  4. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    thanks

    just checked - out of the 800 shots i kept, approx 350 were with the 17, 250 with the 25 and 200 with the 75

    cheers

    K
     
  5. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    Fabulous Kevin. Love 1+2 especially
     
  6. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
  7. sinclair

    sinclair Mu-43 Veteran

    What is that girl in red doing? Are those flying off her head, or flying onto? My mind is melting trying to figure it out.
     
  8. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    You got some wonderful shots - outstanding set! :cool:
     
  9. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    she was putting the bowls on her feet and flicking them onto her head...while on a unicycle!!!

    P4160012.


    Cheers
    K
     
  10. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Well Done!

    Kevin,
    I checked out your blog.

    As a person who has been to Japan 7 times, I must say that you've captured the essence of what a tourist experiences, but seldom realizes. The signage, improper use of the English language and the culture of every day life can be very overwhelming to the senses. I hope you'll be adding more content. I just spent my lunch hour reading your blog - WELL DONE! It is one of the best blogs I've read in quite a while.

    BTW, readers who enjoy it might like to check out Engrish.com
    Here's a great collection of the advertising styles used in Japan
     
  11. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    many thanks for the kind words Bob

    Tokyo lived up to my expectations, but as you say it can be quite overwhelming - I am a pretty well travelled guy for both business and pleasure but this was by far the most intense experience - only Bangkok comes close

    K
     
  12. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Nice set of photos Kevin! I think the wife and I will plan a trip to Japan soon!
     
  13. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
  14. Taki

    Taki Mu-43 Rookie

    21
    Jul 8, 2012
    Enjoyed your blog and photos immensely! I especially liked the photos from the fish market. I am impressed that you did a lot and went to many places during your visit. Tokyo is a little different place from the rest of the country (big, busy, modern, old-fashioned, stylish, and kitsch), and it can get overwhelming even for Japanese people. I am from Japan and lived in Tokyo for two years, but I can't believe I was able to navigate my way through the network of trains and subways to commute every day. Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos:thumbup: