Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sakura and Flowers along the Imperial Palace Moat

Back in early April I took a walk with the family through Kitanomaru Koen and around the moat on the north side of the Imperial Palace near Chidorigafuchi. The purple four-petal flowers may be Dame's Rocket (Hesperis matronalis).

























Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hibiya Park Liberty Bell

It funny what you will find on a walk through Hibiya Park. I've seen a statue of Jose Rizal, stone money from Yap, and the Liberty Bell. I ran across this replica of the famous Philadelphia bell by accident several years ago, but this past January I had my camera to take several shots to share.



Nikon D600 with Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AI-S @ f1.4, ISO 500, 1/8 sec.




Nikon D600 with Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AI-S @ f1.4, ISO 500, 1/8 sec.




Nikon D600 with Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AI-S @ f1.4, ISO 500, 1/8 sec.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Momoiro Clover Z Fashion?

I don't understand why these clothes are so popular, but it has something to do with a J-Pop band called Momoiro Clover Z. Seems that there are several variations of colors and hoody styles. The text on the sashes lead me to the name of the band. According to Wikipedia, it seems that they ranked as the most popular female idol group according to 2013 and 2014 surveys.

Based on my investigative work, it seems that there was some sort of event or concert planned at Meiji Jingu Gaien Stadium.



Nikon D600 with Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR II AF-S IF SWM @ 16 mm, f5.6, ISO 100, 1/80 sec.




Nikon D600 with Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR II AF-S IF SWM @ 16 mm, f5.6, ISO 100, 1/250 sec.




Nikon D600 with Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR II AF-S IF SWM @ 35 mm, f5.6, ISO 100, 1/160 sec.




Nikon D600 with Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR II AF-S IF SWM @ 35 mm, f5.6, ISO 100, 1/80 sec.




Nikon D600 with Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR II AF-S IF SWM @ 35 mm, f5.6, ISO 100, 1/320 sec.