Drove up to Onna on Friday afternoon to watch the fashion show from the Yashida Roberto OkinawaMade and Lequio AW Collection. My daughter was one of the models in the show. Although I took my Fuji x100t with me, I ended up only using my iPhone 6s Plus. The lighting was amazing(considering I was shooting into the cloud-covered sunset). Here's a couple slo-mo videos and a photo from the event that I took with my iPhone 6s Plus. Enjoy.
Kimonos are one of those parts of Japan that I love. Unfortunately, these days you don't see them as much. However, in the summer Japanese women, and men break out their Yukatas, a lighter, cooler version of the kimono worn during the warmer summer months. I took this photo below at a local festival in Okinawa City. The sun had just set and it was almost dark outside, making this one of those situations where I was glad I had my Fuji 56mm (85mm equivalent) f/1.2 lens on my XPro1. Being able to shoot this at f/2.0 allowed me to get enough light to make the shot.
My final full day in Tokyo combined Ginza, the Tokyo Dome area, and Taylor Swift fans. Ginza is one of those parts of Tokyo that I always feel out of place in, but I wanted to visit the Leica store there as I heard it's really nice and a must visit. Now that I can say that I've been there, looked at and held several Leicas, All I can say is, maybe one day. Enough said. 😊
Day two in Tokyo took me to Ebisu, for a short pit stop at a store in the station, Omotesando, where I was finally able to check out and try on the new Apple Watch, a walk in Yoyogi Park to see Meiji Shrine, and a short visit in Shibuya for my daughter to get in a little more shopping, because she was so deprived in Omotesando. 😀 All of the below images were shot in Aperture priority and Provia color settings.
This is the follow up to my Tokyo Street post from a few weeks ago. Street photography is rapidly growing in popularity all over the world. While it's not a new genre of photography by any means, it's possibly the most accessible. Nothing records the gesture of the streets like street photography can. Small seemingly insignificant moments around us can be fascinating when viewed after the fact.
Paris fashion photographer LACuellar in collaboration with Elite Model Paris shoots an entire fashion shoot with a smartphone. Check it out below.
Okinawa's sky is hazy lately from the dust and pollution passing through from China, and it reminded me of this image I shot a couple weeks ago. I was walking along the seawall in Chatan, and I saw this couple trying to soak up what little sun was making it's way through the haze/clouds that day. Times like this when the little bit of extra reach from the teleconverter pays off. Any closer and they would have noticed me and changed the moment. At almost 3:00 pm in the afternoon I was shooting slightly into the sun, pulling some contrast from the shot, but I still like it.