Saturday, May 28, 2016

Takeshita Dori Cotton Candy or Sweet Messy Fun!

Today in Harajuku on Takeshita Dori, I passed a group of women with rainbow colored cotton candy (or fairy floss) from the Totti Candy Factory. Although I'm not a fan of this sugary confection, I definitely can see the attraction. Looks like sweet messy fun!



Nikon D600 with Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AI-S @ f4.0, ISO 100, 1/1000 sec.




Nikon D600 with Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AI-S @ f4.0, ISO 100, 1/4000 sec.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Enoshima in January (Part 2)

I took quite a few photos on this trip to Enoshima in January. There's a lot to see and do on this little island. It was just after the New Year's holiday period, and there were still quite a few people making the trek to Enoshima Shrine. Perhaps for a late hatsumode (first shrine visit of the new year) or perhaps they were just out enjoying the fine weather on Enoshima? The lovely Samuel Cocking Garden is located at the base of the Enoshima Sea Candle (lighthouse). Although it was January they had an amazing display of tuplips.



Nikon D600 with Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AI-S @ f2.8, ISO 100, 1/60 sec.




Nikon D600 with Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AI-S @ f4.0, ISO 100, 1/125 sec.




Nikon D600 with Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AI-S @ f5.6, ISO 400, 1/200 sec.




Nikon D600 with Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AI-S @ f4.0, ISO 100, 1/500 sec.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Enoshima in January (Part 1)

Still trying to catch up on my photos from earlier this year. This week I am revisiting our family day trip to Enoshima. Kamakura and Enoshima are about an hour-and-a-half by train to the south-west from Shinjuku (on the Odakyu Line) or Tokyo Station (on the JR Tokaido Line). This first set includes our visit to the Iwaya Caves, a lucky shot of a Tobi (or black kite), and the Enoshima Shrine Okutsumiya temizuya (or shrine fountain).



Nikon D600 with Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AI-S @ f4.0, ISO 1600, 1/160 sec.




Nikon D600 with Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AI-S @ f4.0, ISO 100, 1/1000 sec.




Nikon D600 with Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AI-S @ f4.0, ISO 400, 1/40 sec.




Nikon D600 with Nikon 85mm f/1.4 AI-S @ f4.0, ISO 400, 1/60 sec.