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By lylehsaxon (Sun May 21, 2006 at 03:26:38 AM EST) (all tags)
I recently bought a small camera that fits into a pocket and fires up quickly, so I've been taking more pictures on the fly while going about my business in Tokyo.....


Making use of some (previously hated) automation, I've posted 367 photos today on seven new pages, as follows:

"Iroiro #1 - May 2006"
http://www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/~LLLtrs/i_i_v/s/Iroiro01/pg1.htm

"Yamanote Line - May 2006"
http://www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/~LLLtrs/i_i_v/s/Yamanote01/pg1.htm

"Ebisu - May 2006"
http://www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/~LLLtrs/i_i_v/s/Ebisu05/pg1.htm

"Nakamagome - May 2006"
http://www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/~LLLtrs/i_i_v/s/NakaMagome01/pg1.htm

"Shinjuku - May 2006"
http://www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/~LLLtrs/i_i_v/s/Shinjuku11/pg1.htm

"Ikegamidai- May 2006"
http://www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/~LLLtrs/i_i_v/s/Ikegamidai01/pg1.htm

"Hatanodai - May 2006"
http://www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/~LLLtrs/i_i_v/s/Hatanodai01/pg1.htm

The camera is working well enough, but I do wish it had a faster lens for better low-light photography....  It's a Ricoh Caplio R4.  Is anyone else out there using the same model?  Any information on Ricoh cameras in general?

Lyle (Hiroshi) Saxon
http://www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/~LLLtrs/

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wonderful! by misslake (2.00 / 0) #1 Sun May 21, 2006 at 03:43:07 AM EST
thank you for sharing the pictures!


Thanks! by lylehsaxon (2.00 / 0) #7 Mon May 22, 2006 at 08:01:54 AM EST

The shortest way home is the longest way 'round....
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I second the comment by Pasofol (2.00 / 0) #2 Sun May 21, 2006 at 05:14:54 AM EST
above.  Thanks for sharing some interesting stuff.

The Ebisu city life interested me.  Seems relatively peaceful there.

Ebisu by lylehsaxon (2.00 / 0) #8 Mon May 22, 2006 at 08:19:34 AM EST
Ebisu is one of the nicer areas in Tokyo.  I forgot to mention that the land the "Ebisu Garden Place" sits on used to be a beer factory....

Lyle

The shortest way home is the longest way 'round....

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As always, by blixco (2.00 / 0) #3 Sun May 21, 2006 at 05:48:26 AM EST
brilliant stuff.  I really like your work.
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Thanks! by lylehsaxon (2.00 / 0) #11 Mon May 22, 2006 at 08:34:12 AM EST
I appreciate that!  I'm thinking ahead towards buying a camera with better low-light performance.  Any information about what's available recently?

Lyle
The shortest way home is the longest way 'round....

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Not really. by blixco (2.00 / 0) #12 Mon May 22, 2006 at 02:52:33 PM EST
I tend to look at the lenses more than any other features.  There are Panasonics with Leica lenses.  Panasonic!  I have no idea what their other features are, though.

Maybe an "Ak HuSi" post?
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Cool! by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #4 Sun May 21, 2006 at 08:08:01 AM EST
I really enjoyed

"Schoolgirl attacked by Moist Tentacle - May 2006"
http://www5d.biglobe.ne.jp/~LLLtrs/i_i_v/s/Real_Life_Hentai/pg1.htm

Did you adjust the lighting in Photoshop?

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The link's a 404. by Driusan (4.00 / 2) #6 Sun May 21, 2006 at 09:32:37 AM EST
Not that I, y'know, tried following it or anything.

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Not this time... by lylehsaxon (2.00 / 0) #9 Mon May 22, 2006 at 08:26:11 AM EST
I occasionally adjust the white balance with PhotoShop, but all of this most recent batch of pictures are as they came out of the camera - including the black & white ones.  The overly blue ones are ones I would like to have adjusted the white balance on.  The camera was treating that like a noontime picture - thus the heavy blue (which is real, but we don't see it quite like that...).

Lyle

PS - That link... Mattaku!
The shortest way home is the longest way 'round....

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Wonderful pictures by cam (2.00 / 0) #5 Sun May 21, 2006 at 08:23:46 AM EST
Please post more. My round the world ticket was supposed to end in Tokyo, but I got married in New York and never made it there.

Is Shinjuku and Ikegamidai urban or suburban?

cam
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Mixed, but... by lylehsaxon (2.00 / 0) #10 Mon May 22, 2006 at 08:31:40 AM EST
Tokyo tends to have a little of everything everywhere - but Shinjuku is definitely heavy on the urban side and Ikegamidai (part of Ota-ku) heavy on the suburban side.

Interesting about getting married in New York.  I sometimes wonder what would have happened if I had gotten married in San Francisco - I wouldn't likely have gone ocean jumping.

Lyle

The shortest way home is the longest way 'round....

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