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Noticing the Details

Noticing the Details

A big part of what got me started with photography was the desire to slow down and explore the world around me.   It was this desire that got me interested in photography initially, then carrying a camera with me everywhere I go.   It helped me to slow down and really enjoy the places I am traveling to.  It even got me to get out and explore where I might otherwise not due to being too tired, too jetlagged or too busy. 

Here on ShootTokyo, I post images almost as they come out of the camera.   I have a minimalist digital workflow that keeps me focused on capturing the best raw image that I can in the camera.  I might occasionally crop something out of an image, sharpen a bit or add some vignetting if my lens didn't add it automatically.   That's really about all I do.  

On my Instagram feed, I'm only posting images captured via my mobile phone's camera.  The exception to this is when I am promoting a new blog post then I use one image from the blog post in my Instagram post.  My Instagram images are edited using the awesome set of available filters.  I tend to up the structure, add vignetting, and then add a filter.  

I have really taken to Instagram lately.  I really enjoy the simplicity of shooting an image on my phone, quickly editing it in the Instagram App and the posting it.  Viewing other people's images is very easy.  I don't need to commit much time.  I don't need to read their text or comment if I don't want to.  I can scroll and double tap the photos I like to show my appreciation. 

I was viewing some of my iPhone images in a larger size on my Mac the other day and was really impressed with the details it captures.  There is an amazing amount detail being captured that is lost in the small form factor in which you typically view Instagram at.   I decided to dedicate this blog post to my favorite Instagram images of this year, in large size.  Enjoy the details.

Today's Configuration: iPhone X

 Tokyo Midtown

Tokyo Midtown

 Nakameguro Station

Nakameguro Station

Nakameguro Station

 Soba Lunch

Soba Lunch

 So Tired

So Tired

One of my favorite places to eat Mabodofu in Marunochi.

 Meguro Station

Meguro Station

 Alpha Beta Coffee Club

Alpha Beta Coffee Club

 Empty Station

Empty Station

 50 50 50

50 50 50

 Sky Tree

Sky Tree

 Setagaya

Setagaya

 View from Izumi Gardens

View from Izumi Gardens

The view of the Tokyo Expressway from the lobby of Credit Suisse in Izumi Gardens.

 Meguro River

Meguro River

My favorite spot to shoot Cherry Blossoms in Nakameguro.  I really miss living in Nakameguro.

 Bareburger

Bareburger

As I mentioned in my last post, I've been on a bit of a Cheeseburger diet lately.  This is my regular order at Bareburger: beef, American cheddar cheese, tomato, bacon, horseradish mayonnaise, on a brioche roll.   It is as good as it looks.

 Roppongi Hills

Roppongi Hills

 Ginza Crossing

Ginza Crossing

Crossing at Ginza 4 Chome

Fashion Photography

Fashion forward street photography.

 Tokyo Express Way

Tokyo Express Way

 BB8 Starwars ANA Plane

BB8 Starwars ANA Plane

I have taken 100s of ANA flights but I finally go to ride the ANA Star Wars BB-8 plane.  I love all of the little touches especially the Star Wars music at takeoff. 

 Yoda and Son

Yoda and Son

I even had a great seat mate for a while.

 Sushi

Sushi

I found a great sushi place near my office.  I know its good as there are sushi that I typically don't like that I really enjoy in this place.   This is the 'today' set.  It changes a bit each day but it's only $10.  Pretty amazing.

 Open Train Door

Open Train Door

I really enjoy this photo large.  A lot of emotion in these faces.

 Akasaka Sunset

Akasaka Sunset

 Tokyo Train

Tokyo Train

 Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station

 Yutenji

Yutenji

 Akasaka

Akasaka

I hope you enjoyed my favorite Instagram images so far this year, in large size.   Let me know what you think of this post and if this is something you would like to see me repeat in the future. 

Thanks for stopping by today.

Be well.

Dave 

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