Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts

Welcome to the new ShootTokyo!    I brought ShootTokyo as far as I could technically and finally got some help with the layout and design.  I think it looks fantastic.  I would love to hear what you think of it so please leave a comment and let me know. Forgive me while I get some random thoughts of my chest.  I am loving having some time off as I am checking off a lot of things off of my projects list.  I even organized my Internet Bookmarks today!   God they were a mess.  My eBooks will be ready in a couple of days.  It will be available for subscribers of my newsletter so make sure to subscribe if you have not already.

Tokyo Flowers
Tokyo Flowers

I'm going global...

Me in the mirror
Me in the mirror
Me in the mirror
Me in the mirror

I wrote tonight's post while listening to Hikosaemon's Two and a Half Oyajis with Kat McDowell.   Kat is a singer and songer writer in Tokyo.   She wrote a very moving song on the Tsunami last year and made a very cool video for it on her iPhone.  I wish I had this talent.  It worth watching...

Nice...

Me in the mirror
Me in the mirror
Starbucks
Starbucks

One thing I love in Japan is all of the department stores have car wash service in the parking garages so you can get your car cleaned while you shop!

Car Wash Service
Car Wash Service

The ShootTokyo Mobile...nice and shiny!

Audi
Audi
Dave driving
Dave driving

I have the coolest radar detector.  It even detects Police cars driving near you!

Tokyo Radar Detector
Tokyo Radar Detector
Me in the mirror
Me in the mirror
Cycle
Cycle
Aoyama
Aoyama

Hawaiian Burgers...yum.

Aoyama
Aoyama
Aoyama
Aoyama

That's better...

Jiyugaoka
Jiyugaoka
Aoyama
Aoyama
Vending Machines
Vending Machines
Vending Machines
Vending Machines

I haven't complained about this in a while but...I am always floored by the lack of respect for 'No Parking' signs in Japan.   Cars used to be horrible but after it was outsourced from the police the parking issues was solved.  If I was the head of bike parking I would be melting all of these stray bike into paperclips...

Bicycle Parking
Bicycle Parking
Jiyugaoka Station
Jiyugaoka Station
On the train
On the train

I went out shooting last evening and got talking to these two girls on the train...

Camera Girls
Camera Girls

They liked my Leica.   Now this is where Leica has truly done an amazing job marking themselves.  Everyone knows the brand Leica in Japan.  They may not know about photography, or even much about Leica but they know it is expensive and extremely high quality.

Speaking of expensive... a 1923 Leica prototype of the first 35mm camera sold for 2.16 million Euros ($2.7M USD) this week to an anonymous Asian buyer...  I am anonymous so don't ask me!

Leica 0
Leica 0

These two girls were headed to Shibuya for a photography class... I let them try my M9-P.

Dave Powell
Dave Powell

That's better.

Dave Powell
Dave Powell

I took this shot with my Ricoh GR Digital.   The color rendering from the M9-P and Noctilux is simply amazing...

Camera Girls
Camera Girls

I shot a few images of their cameras in Tokyo Camera Style...

Camera Girls
Camera Girls
Camera Girls
Camera Girls

If you are not familiar with Tokyo Camera Style it is a a very cool site that features all of the great cameras of Tokyo...  I was featured on there earlier this week.

ShootTokyo on Tokyo Camera Style
ShootTokyo on Tokyo Camera Style
On the train
On the train
On the train
On the train

One thing I am becoming fascinated with is all of the public sleeping in Tokyo... and I don't mean by homeless people just regular tired people.

Public Sleeping
Public Sleeping
Public Sleeping
Public Sleeping
Public Sleeping
Public Sleeping
Shibuya Station
Shibuya Station
Shibuya Station
Shibuya Station

Such a good idea... I wonder why all police cars don't have this.

Tokyo Police Car
Tokyo Police Car

I admit I don't know as much about yoga as I should but Brain Yoga?

Brain Yoga
Brain Yoga

Thanks for stopping by today...

Boston Photowalk

Boston Photowalk

A Rainy Tuesday in Tokyo

A Rainy Tuesday in Tokyo

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