Monochrom

Monochrom

I was cleaning up the working folders in my Lightroom Library and found a bunch of images from my Leica M Monochrom that I haven't shared yet so I thought I would.   I really enjoy shooting with his camera.  It has often become my go to camera in the evening due to its high ISO capability.   I wish my M9-P had higher ISO capability but other than that is is an absolutely fantastic camera. I found two absolutely classic sites this week that you should check out:

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This Charming Charlie - Snoopy cartoons mashed with lyrics from The Smiths.

Today's configuration: Leica M Monochrom with various lenses

Man in Shibuya

Man in Shibuya

You have to be fast in Japan taking photo as you will quickly get either a thumbs up or a peace sign...

Man in Shibuya

Man in Shibuya

A few months I went to Google to hear Trey Ratcliff speaking about photography and social media.  Google Japan was in the same building as my old office just a few floors below.   I have been there for lunch before.  It is an amazing office.

Google Tokyo

Google Tokyo

Trey Ratcliff at Google Tokyo

Trey Ratcliff at Google Tokyo

Google Tokyo

Google Tokyo

Tom Anderson was with him.  Tom was the founder of MySpace and if you ever had an account he was always your first friend.   My space had tremendous success when first built in 2003 and was sold to News Corp in 2005 for $580 million.  Tom recently picked up photography as a hobby and we occasionally comment on each others photos on Google+.

Tom Anderson at Google Tokyo

Tom Anderson at Google Tokyo

Meet Jeremy...

Google Tokyo

Google Tokyo

I haven't shot much with my Leica Summicron 90mm f/2 that I got from my friend David.   I really like the compression effect you get when shooting at this focal length.

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

There is always a people photographing the trains on the tracks near my house.

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

A typical scene in my cool little neighborhood in Tokyo...

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

Starbucks in Jiyugaoka

Starbucks in Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

A few from my recent trip in San Francisco...

San Francisco

San Francisco

San Francisco

San Francisco

I have been traveling a ton lately but it seems everywhere I go people want to eat Asian Food.

My dinners in San Francisco;

Monday - Japanese

Tuesday - Japanese

Wednesday - Thai

Thursday - Chinese

Then while in Sydney:

Monday - Japanese

Wednesday - Malaysian

As you can imagine I get to eat a lot of asian food in Japan and sometimes a guy wants a big American or Australian Steak.   I did end up having a great steak in Australia.

Dave Powell of ShootTokyo

Dave Powell of ShootTokyo

Buddha

Buddha

Sydney

Sydney

Huh?  Must be one of those cultural things I don't understand...

Sydney

Sydney

Thanks for stopping by today...

Baseball at the Tokyo Dome

Baseball at the Tokyo Dome

Land of the Rising Cone

Land of the Rising Cone

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