Flashing Jiyugaoka

Flashing Jiyugaoka

I played with my new Leica SF-24D last night a little bit when I stepped out to grab a bite to eat.   It fun trying out something new.   It took me a little while to figure out what was the mix of settings of Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed and Flash output to get the desired effect I was looking for as I was shooting everything manually.   I am fairly happy with the results... Today’s Configuration: Leica M9 with a Summilux 21mm f/1.4 and a Leica SF 24-D.

今日のカメラ:私のライカM9をつかいます。レンズはSummilux 21mm f/1.4とライカSF 24-Dをつかいました。

These girls were trying to take a group picture and stopped me and asked if I would take it for them.  I figure they were willing subjects at this point so I asked if I could take theirs as well and they said sure.

Jiyugaoka at night

Jiyugaoka at night

I stopped off at Clann Irish Pub for a bite to eat.  People in Japan are always interested when they see my Leica so I can comments like 'oh a Leica' or 'cool Camera'...which is a perfect opportunity to ask if you can take their photo.

Irish Pub Clann in Jiyugaoka

Irish Pub Clann in Jiyugaoka

This is the friendly bartender at Clann...

Irish Pub Clann in Jiyugaoka

Irish Pub Clann in Jiyugaoka

Irish Pub Clann in Jiyugaoka

Irish Pub Clann in Jiyugaoka

Then I remember I am in Japan....if I am not careful in how I approach this I will have an entire blog of photos of people giving me the 'peace' sign.    I think these two came out pretty good.  I wish this guy wasn't over her shoulder.  I should have leaned in more to hide him.

Irish Pub Clann in Jiyugaoka

Irish Pub Clann in Jiyugaoka

After dinner I took a stroll down Green Street and this guy was sitting this strumming away on his guitar and I stopped and flashed a few photos.    I think this is probably my favorite shot of the night and a shot I never could have gotten without flash.  I think it will be interesting to see what I can create as I get a little more comfortable with this.

Playing Guitar on Green Street in Jiyugaoka

Playing Guitar on Green Street in Jiyugaoka

Japanese Word of the Day:  おもちゃ - toy

example:

私のあたらしいおもちゃがすきです。

I like my new toy.

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