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Controlled by Arrows

Controlled by Arrows

I decided to grab a single camera with a single lens and head out for a long walk the other day.  As I said before I think the approach of shooting a single lens for a while can really help you to learn the lens and what you can do with it.  It will help you to overcome the feeling to need to bring too much gear with you.  I am still guilty of doing this but much less than before.   I took this approach with my 21mm, 45mm and 50mm and really got a solid handle on these lenses.   Read more about this approach here. For this walked I grabbed my 28mm.  It is a great focal length to help you capture the atmosphere around you without being too wide.    I am finding I am using this more than before.

Today's configuration:  Leica M Monochrom with a Summicron 28mm f/2.0.

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

Meters

Meters

Make me the bike parking warden for a week.   #problemsolved

Bike Parking in Japan

Bike Parking in Japan

I am doing a lot of walking lately thanks to my FitBit.   Every time I see a ramen shop I really want to go in but just not a healthy enough choice.

Ramen

Ramen

Jiyugaoka

Jiyugaoka

I love shooting these platforms.  I could stand here all day shooting these.    It could actually be an interesting idea for a project and photobook.

Jiyugaoka Station

Jiyugaoka Station

Living in Tokyo I sometimes feel like my life is controlled by arrows.

Shibuya Station

Shibuya Station

Shibuya Station

Shibuya Station

I am always very proud of myself when I actually surface out of the right exit of a train station.  It is a small accomplishment but we should celebrate the little wins.

Shibuya Station

Shibuya Station

Shibuya

Shibuya

I am amazed at how much advertising is up around Tokyo for the upcoming launch of Grand Theft Auto 5.  I played a version of GTA a few years ago but then decided after a month or so that I was far to willing to dedicate an unbelievable amount of time to increase my street cred and rise through the ranks of the criminal underworld.   I was never big into video games but I image this one can be very addictive.  They did $1B in sales in 3 days.   Amazing...

Grand Theft Auto 5 in Japan

Grand Theft Auto 5 in Japan

The famous Starbucks in Shibuya where everyone shoots Shibuya Crossing.

Starbucks Coffee

Starbucks Coffee

Boss Coffee

Boss Coffee

Shibuya

Shibuya

Shibuya

Shibuya

Kareoke

Kareoke

Everything is best when it is Superfly...

Superfly

Superfly

Aoyama

Aoyama

Aoyama

Aoyama

More GTA...

Grand Theft Auto 5 in Japan

Grand Theft Auto 5 in Japan

More GTA...

Grand Theft Auto 5 in Japan

Grand Theft Auto 5 in Japan

More GTA...

Grand Theft Auto 5 in Japan

Grand Theft Auto 5 in Japan

Shibuya Station

Shibuya Station

Thanks for stopping by today...

Shimokitazawa

Shimokitazawa

Wherever I May Roam

Wherever I May Roam

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