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Tokyo with the GH2 and 45mm & 14-140mm

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by sprinke, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    Been here two days now and got my Olympus 45mm f/1.8 yesterday. :thumbup: Been having fun. Here are a few shots to share. I'll be here another eight days so I'll try to keep 'em coming. Hope you enjoy!

    View from my hotel balcony, on Odaiba
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/debit72/6282562378/" title="20111025-231330 P1070692-LRedit by debit72, on Flickr"> 6282562378_49bf2930d6_z. "640" height="480" alt="20111025-231330 P1070692-LRedit"></a>

    Fuji Building, on Odaiba
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/debit72/6286054734/" title="Fuji TV building at night by debit72, on Flickr"> 6286054734_6328d8cf5c_z. "480" height="640" alt="Fuji TV building at night"></a>

    Laputa Robot, at Ghibli Museum
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/debit72/6286060528/" title="Laputa Robot by debit72, on Flickr"> 6286060528_ecbb2f9903_z. "640" height="480" alt="Laputa Robot"></a>

    Just your average commuters
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/debit72/6285545773/" title="Commuting by debit72, on Flickr"> 6285545773_8e2bed5689_z. "640" height="480" alt="Commuting"></a>

    Sunset from Odaiba
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    Rainbow Bridge
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/debit72/6285553101/" title="Rainbow Bridge and Pleasure Boats by debit72, on Flickr"> 6285553101_a03b0b5bc6_z. "640" height="427" alt="Rainbow Bridge and Pleasure Boats"></a>
     
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  2. Really love the last three.
     
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  3. kicsrepins

    kicsrepins Mu-43 Regular

    32
    Oct 17, 2011
    This is stunning :eek: did you take this with the 45 mm? I'm guessing you bought the lens in Japan?
     
  4. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    No, the Rainbow Bridge shot I took with the 14-140mm. And yes, I did buy the 45mm in Japan. Actually I had a relative buy it from Amazon a month ago and she just held it for me until I arrived.
     
  5. awatahurm

    awatahurm Mu-43 Regular

    89
    Jul 10, 2011
    Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing.
    I especially like your perspective on the fuji building. It highlights the futuristic aspects of the structure.
     
  6. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    They're all great. My fave is the commuters on the train. Jealous....of your trip and your photography.
     
  7. MrDoug

    MrDoug Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 5, 2011
    Boise, Idaho
    +1
     
  8. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Nice shots. How is Japan functioning these days? I've been considering visiting there, but wasn't sure if I should wait a while for them to sort out the power issues etc.
     
  9. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    It seems perfectly normal to me ... my mom (who travels there frequently) says that Tokyo is somewhat less bright than it used to be, because they are conserving electricity, but it still looks pretty bright, I think. Everything appears to be normal and I don't think there are rolling blackouts anymore. All the trains are on schedule and all the shops are open. We'll be traveling up to Sendai next week so we'll see how things are there.
     
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  10. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    Here are some more from today.

    Taking pictures of stained glass
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/debit72/6289474617/" title="Taking Pictures of Stained Glass by debit72, on Flickr"> 6289474617_592f80eb52_z. "640" height="427" alt="Taking Pictures of Stained Glass"></a>

    My son wearing his Halloween costume at the Railway Museum (appropriate)
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/debit72/6289478251/" title="Dean as an Amtrak Engineer by debit72, on Flickr"> 6289478251_567614ceef_z. "640" height="480" alt="Dean as an Amtrak Engineer"></a>

    Our friend waiting for his train
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/debit72/6290001198/" title="On the Platform by debit72, on Flickr"> 6290001198_7c87dce47c_z. "640" height="480" alt="On the Platform"></a>

    Students on the train
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/debit72/6290002262/" title="Students by debit72, on Flickr"> 6290002262_f8e2f5ae20_z. "640" height="480" alt="Students"></a>

    Fashion
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/debit72/6289490725/" title="&quot;Playful&quot; by debit72, on Flickr"> 6289490725_5cf4fa18a7_z. "480" height="640" alt="&quot;Playful&quot;"></a>

    View from Tokyo Teleport Bridge, with interesting star effect
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/debit72/6290012492/" title="View from Tokyo Teleport Bridge by debit72, on Flickr"> 6290012492_c80e01588e_z. "640" height="480" alt="View from Tokyo Teleport Bridge"></a>
     
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  11. awatahurm

    awatahurm Mu-43 Regular

    89
    Jul 10, 2011
    Everybody seems to be in a world of their own when riding the trains.
    Does anybody take note of you when you shoot pictures?
     
  12. nueces snapper

    nueces snapper Mu-43 All-Pro

    Curious. What are the colorfully lighted boats in the bridge image? Thanks.
     
  13. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    I don't know the Japanese word for them, but they are floating party boats. From the shore, you can hear the people on them laughing (clearly drinking alcohol) and singing karaoke.
     
  14. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    Not really. In Tokyo, there are so many tourists ... Also, a lot of people are asleep (or pretending to sleep). But, I am not being obvious about taking pictures either.
     
  15. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Debi
    Today we visited the Sendai region. You could definitely see signs of the tsunami damage, but things were bustling and pretty much seemed normal. We toured Matsushima Bay, which is considered to be one of the top three most beautiful places in Japan.

    Picture and video using the 14-140mm lens.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/debit72/6298225867/" title="Seagulls and Clouds in Matsushima Bay by debit72, on Flickr"> 6298225867_f440e7614c_z. "640" height="480" alt="Seagulls and Clouds in Matsushima Bay"></a>

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  16. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Nice stuff. I enjoy looking at your images.