Monday, November 8, 2010
Tokyo 2010: The Beginning
Well, first new pic in a while, and first fresh pic from Tokyo in a year. Since arriving, I've been busy doing some work for my father, as well as settling in, and going here and there with my wife, I just haven't been able to get any good shots. By the time I see something I want to shoot, hand over a shopping bag to my wife, take out my camera from my bag, make sure the settings are correct....... I lose the shot!! I just wasn't mentally in shooting mode yet. I felt out of photographic rhythm.
Today was the first day I felt half on. I've been playing around with my i-Phone camera as well. The resolution and quality is okay, but I like working within limits, and it's a lot easier taking certain pics with an i-Phone versus a camera, especially taking discreet pics of people. I may do just i-Phone pics only entry soon.
This picture was taken just outside the outer area of the Imperial Palace grounds in Tokyo. A bike rider taking a nap in the afternoon sun. From a distance he looked like a street person, but as I got closer, I noticed his sweet wheels and killer frame, and finally his Knog riding cap and super green windbreaker!! Sweet!! I wanted to wake him and tell him I was a fellow bike rider, but I didn't want to disturb his nap.... my dream is to ride my fixie in Tokyo..... one day.....