Saturday, June 27, 2015

How to Transport Five Dogs

Last week at Yoyogi Park, I caught several glimpses of this gentleman and his pack of poodles. He seemed to be enjoying pampering his pooches in the park and transported the pack stylishly with ease in a trioBike mono. He was swift, but I was quick with my shutter. Although I had to manual focus my old but trusty Nikon 24mm f2.0 performed well.

Nikon D600 with Nikon 24mm f/2.0 Nikkor AI @ f4.0, ISO 100, 1/800 sec.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Is this Japan? or This is Japan?

At the JR Kyoto Station, I spotted a "This is Japan" campaign poster outside the Isetan Department Store. It's quiet an ambitious promotion with a famous bi-racial multi-cultural (Japanese-Italian and raised in France) model. Considering the current controversy and discrimination around the 2015 Miss Universe Japan beauty pageant queen, I find the Isetan promotion very bold and forward thinking in a country that often has hidden racist tendencies.

Nikon D600 with Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AI-S @ f5.6, ISO 100, 1/200 sec.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Drive through building

Other than parking garages, I've never had the experience of driving through a building (via an expressway) until I visited Osaka. On my last day in Osaka we drove through the Gate Tower Building (ゲートタワービル ). I knew that this building existed, but didn't expect to have the opportunity to have such a quick visit on my first time to Osaka. Lucky for me, I was a passenger and my camera was ready and handy.

Nikon D600 with Nikon 16-35mm f/4G ED VR II AF-S IF SWM @ 16 mm, f4.0, ISO 100, 1/500 sec.