Friday, November 27, 2009

First Star Trails

After a few initial test shots this is the first real attempt at doing a star trail shot. On following nights I have been prevented from trying again due to the battery not lasting through the exposure, frost, rain, and solid cloud cover.

Friday, November 20, 2009

NY Streets

I didn't take as many photos in New York as I was hoping, and those that I did were all focused around the east village. I'll try to get some more early in December.

Street View, St. Marks Pl.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

50mm Self Portrait

After getting back to New York I cut my hair, so it seems like time for a new profile photo.

I've gotten away with three such portraits without dropping my camera. Also to date all my self portraits have been taken in bath rooms...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

New York, 9th St & 2nd

Gorilla Pod and ND filter. Shooting at the corner next to mud while drinking coffee.

At the sight of the camera, crouching at the edge of the sidewalk on its little gorilla-pod legs, two Japanese girls passing by pointed at it and yelled かわいい!! (kawaii) in almost perfect unison.. If you google for "gorillapod" you will see they do kind of look like little creatures.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New York, Astor Pl.

First in a night series I am working on. Hand held with the 24mm TS-E f/3.5 L. I will be shooting more like this one around my neighborhood over the next few nights.

Since I didn't feel like bringing a tripod all the way from Tokyo, I picked up a Gorilla Pod at the suggestion of a friend, so I should be able to get some longer exposures than just the hand held stuff. As well as get some use out of my ND and polarizing filters.

Back in New York

This November I'm back in New York beginning work on a series of US based photo projects, starting in the city and shooting locations in New England and Florida before returning to Japan in mid January next year. Please leave me feedback and criticisms on the photos I post.