Wide Angle Thursday

Wide Angle Thursday

Today is my 3rd day shooting my new Leica Summilux-M 21mm f/1.4.   I really like my current idea of lens rotation.   You are locked to a perspective so it challenges you creatively to see the world differently to find your shots.   You don't have the ability to zoom in and out so you need to learn to see the world from the lens' perspective.   What I am going to do is shoot one lens for a week and then shift to another, and then another.  This week is the Summilux-M 21mm f/1.4, next week will be the Summilux-M f35mm f/1.4 and then the Noxtilux 50mm f/.95.    I know I can take my 50mm out and get great shots everyday but I can't say the same for my other two lens so I am inviting you on this journey with me.    My shots won't be my best work everyday (and I don't believe today is) while I am learning but hopefully as I learn to master each lens I will be able to provide some great photography from every perspective. I will post up my favorites from the week at the end of the week so we can all get a feel for what works with this lens.  If you have taken any shots at 21mm or 24mm with a prime lens that you think are good examples of this focal lenght, please feel free to send me dave [at] shoottokyo [dot] com as an example and I will post a few of the submissions along with mine as examples, 1000 pixels on the long end/240dpi.

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Gas is flowing again, finally....

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I love how Japan is starting no smoking areas.   Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any enforcement of it where I live.

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I'm so sorry we are doing construction...

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I am pretty sure this means keep to the 'right here'...

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I love how every warning sign is 'cute' in Japan...

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When I was down shooting this photo I noticed this horn.   I, along with the people waiting for the train to pass, were trying to figure out why it was there.   It looks like one that had fallen off a bike but then someone mounted it here.

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I went for a walk at lunch.  The one thing I love about photography is you get out and explore areas that you pass everyday that you would never take a second look at.

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I have passed this street every day for 10 years and never walked down it.   Unbelievable!

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People continue to collect donations in front of the station to help the victims of the Earthquake(s).

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More train manners...well actually things that are dangerous.   Thankfully photography isn't one of them!

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Many stores are continuing to close at 6PM to conserve electricity.

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Some escalators remain powered off.

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When I see 'no parking signs' for bikes being obeyed I know Tokyo still isn't 100% normal.

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Neon is returning to much of Ebisu it seems...

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Let's see what Friday looks like...

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