Category Archives: Light Trails

Tokyo From The Ikebukuro Sunshine Tower

Although it doesn’t snow a whole lot in Tokyo, it can get very cold. As a landscape and travel photographer, that poses a problem. There’s not a lot of motivation to get outside with my camera, but there’s also not much to photograph indoors. Thankfully, Tokyo has a solution – tall buildings with observation decks….

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Atami Nights

This is another photo from my recent trip through Atami in Shizuoka Prefecture. As I mentioned in a previous post, I got there a bit later than I would have liked, so I ended up taking some shots I hadn’t really planned on in an effort o maximize my time. Sometimes you just have to…

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Crossing Paths In Tokyo

This photo is one I took at the Tokyo World Trade Center early this year. I really enjoy light trails in city photography, but I think sometimes it gets overused, when there are other forms of showing movement that are really great. In this case, I kept my shutter open for just half a second…

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Evening Begins In Tokyo

I may have said this before, but Ueno Station in Tokyo is one of my favorite train stations. Much of the photography you see out of Tokyo is focused around the Central or Western areas – places like Shinjuku or Shibuya, for example – and I think places like Ueno are comparatively less popular. Personally,…

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  • Sem's - ah, sugee…
    Tokina lenses are good?
    I’m considering buying one, the 12 28 F/4 or nikon 16 85 F/3.5 – 5.6
    in this photo, are you using Adobe lightroom?

    sorry for my poor english -_-!ReplyCancel

    • leslie - Thanks! 🙂 Yes, I love my Tokina lens. I’ve used it tons since I bought it. Very sharp and sturdy build.

      As for this photo, I used Lightroom, Photomatix, and Photoshop CC. This is a true HDR photo, so it is made up of three different exposures.

      日本語話せますか?そうしたら、それもいいですよ。:)ReplyCancel

  • Sem's - hi les, sorry for my late rply.. lil bussy right here.. ^^^
    finally i bouhgt the sigma 17 50 F/2.8, since the 17 mm its wide enough for me to landscape, and 50 f2.8mm for nice bokeh portrait, and low light too…
    ow you use the lightroom and potomatix too? i am only used photoshop cs5.
    ow no no, my japanese is worst than my english hehe.. although my grandmother was the Japanese.
    I rarely speak Japanese language here, I live in Indonesia.
    nihongo te, chotto benkyo shitte ta ^^^

    yah, at least you still understand what i’m talking about… heheReplyCancel

Working The Scene From Tokyo’s World Trade Center

One of the many challenges in photography is what we call “working the scene.” It means drawing out multiple pictures from the same scene, in other words, getting different angles, lighting, subjects, etc. This can be difficult, yet it’s important for a number of reasons. First of all, it can differentiate you from other photographers….

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