Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Pic(k) of the week 6: G I N Z A - G I R L S
A few weeks ago, I spend some time in Tokyo for the 5th anniversary of the Fujifilm X-series. In case you missed it, a blogpost about the event can be found here.
Even though it was not a full on photography trip, we still managed to go out and shoot the streets of Tokyo whenever some free time was available.
Such was the case on the day we ended up in "Ginza", Tokyo's most famous upmarket shopping, dining and entertainment district. Ginza is great for street photography any day of the week, but on the weekend afternoons, it gets even better, as the main street, Chuo Dori, becomes a large car-free pedestrian zone.
The image below was shot just outside one of the famous department stores, Mitsukoshi; where two ladies were standing on opposite ends, checking their phones. I was attracted to the scene, because they somehow looked like being related; mother and daughter? I owe it to the tilt screen on the X-T1 that this image could be made so easily. A low perspective without being noticed while filling the frame; hard to do without. I still regret not having a tilt screen on the new X-Pro2!
Fujifilm X-T1 with the XF 35mm f2 R WR lens
ISO1600, f8, 1/160s
RAW file development in Lightroom CC using Classic Chrome Camera Profile
Nik ColorEfex Pro 4 for optimal contrast
The complete gallery with all of my Tokyo images can be found here.
Remember, "If you photos are not good enough, you are not close enough" - Robert Capa.