Saturday, September 16, 2017

Autumn Sumo Basho at Ryōgoku Kokugikanu

Spent this past Saturday afternoon at the Autumn Sumo Basho (tournament) at Ryōgoku Kokugikanu. Of course I brought my camera and was lucky capture a few good shots of the action.

Nikon D600 with Nikon 80-200mm f/2.8D ED AF @ 200 mm, f4.0, ISO 1250, 1/200 sec.

Monday, September 4, 2017

How many cranes are at the construction site for the new Kokuritsu-Kyogijo (National Stadium)?

Took my annual long Labor Day (US Holiday) walk through Tokyo yesterday. Decided to head from my place towards Shinjuku before heading over to my children's school.

My travels brought me to Kokuritsu-Kyogijo (National Stadium) Station. However, currently there is no stadium since it is under construction for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Anyway, I ran by this place about two weeks ago on a long weekend run with a friend. We counted over a dozen cranes from our position; however, looking at this photo it looks like there are over 20-cranes of all sizes on the site working feverishly. BTW - Although there were at least three more cranes to the left of this shot, there are already over 20-cranes in this photo alone.

Nikon D600 with Nikon 24mm f/2.0 Nikkor AI @ f8, ISO 100, 1/250 sec.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Been Away But Will Post More Frequently...

I returned from my summer vacation in July, but have been using Instagram and Tumblr instead of Blogger.  Although I have enjoyed the immediacy of posting on those apps, Blogger still has it's place, so don't go anywhere.

Anyway, in July the family made our annual summer pilgramage to enjoy a mild winter down under. This year, in addition to Australia's Gold Coast, we visited friends in rural Victoria, Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road. Anyway, the photos here are of the lifeguard stand 19 on Burleigh Beach and an amazing stripped sunrise that greeted us on a fabulous morning.

Nikon D600 with Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR II AF-S IF SWM @ 27 mm, f8, ISO 110, 1/30 sec.