Even though I wasn't in the best location (behind instead of in front), it was still really fun to watch!
The Koenji Awaodori takes place every year at the end of August, and features a weekend where dozens of performing groups dance in the streets for hours. The street dances officially start at 5PM, but I highly recommend going there earlier in the day as there are often impromptu shows popping up all around the town (I managed to film brief video of one which I'll upload to Youtube soon).
There are also theater performances, but I have yet to catch one of these – next year for sure!
If you're in Tokyo, you can still catch the last day of performances tomorrow – definitely an experience worth trying!
For better images, check out 's stream – he's been shooting these for a couple years now and knows more about them than I ever will.
In my case, I'm extra excited about seeing his book getting published because he will be using one of my images as the cover! So I can't wait to finally get to read it
Good night from Tokyo!?
Pathways Science Fiction Novel by Neal Akasaka — Kickstarter
Neal Akasaka is raising funds for Pathways Science Fiction Novel on Kickstarter!
A young boy discovers a relic of a lost technology that changes his life and his world forever.
(picture below is totally unrelated to Andrew's exhibit, but coincidentally, I found myself helping in a bakery a couple weeks back and couldn't help taking some photos ;)?
Came across this link via pourmecoffee – on depression and getting help. It is hard to imagine that depression can have such a crippling effect on one's life, but it's important to recognize that it does exist, and one can get help and fight it.
BREAKING: Actor-comedian Robin Williams Found Dead
SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Officials are investigating the death of Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams. Williams was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said that Williams was found unconscious Monday afternoon at about 12:00 p.m. inside his residence in unincorporated Tiburon in Marin County, north of San Francisco. Officials suspect the death to be a suicide…
would you just shut UP already…
I'd taken this some time ago, not sure what made me remember it today. Good night all, hope you have a good week!
Since I've already taken lots of "normal" fireworks photos, I thought I'd play around with focus blur, just for fun. It was my first time, and a little harder than I thought since it's hard to focus manually in the dark! Still, I enjoyed it – though I think overall I still prefer "normal" fireworks since it's less hit-and-miss, especially in regards to composition (most of those shots are greatly cropped)
I'll post the a few "normal" shots later as well, but for now, goodnight from Tokyo
As you can see from this album, I rarely shoot LE, so I'm still working out the best way to get rid of the color casting caused by the filter, which tends to make everything a very deep blue. Still need to experiment and practice a bit more obviously..
Despite the bad weather, I still had a good time – thanks to +Jason Arney , +Agustin Rafael Reyes , +Aaron Tang , +Nithin Selva , and +Kanna Nishimura for the pleasure of their company!