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Jogging with a professional companion at Yoyogi Park, Tokyo, Japan. Picture taken in Dec 2008
It’s not everyday that birds think that you’re not intimidating and act themselves directly in front of you.
But then, these two sparrows could be just desperate for a drink. One would take a sip while the other keeps watch, then they would swap. All the while, I was standing right in front of them, so close that I had to lean back just to grab this shot (that’s about a metre away)!
This was taken at Hibiya Park, Tokyo, right beside the Imperial Palace.
This is a long exposure shot of the Senso-Ji Gate at Asakusa.
Taken in the evening, when the lights are on, this gives an HDR feel to the picture, when the long exposure eliminated the shadows, but luckily it is not bright enough to overexpose the sky.
In quite a few parts of Japan, cycling is a popular mode of transport.
In Himeji, it’s not uncommon to see cyclist zipping past individually or in groups.
Here’s one starting to cross the street in the evening. Probably hurrying home for dinner. This is one of the (not so) few shots that I attempted as I walked back to the Himeji Station from the Castle to get the Shinkansen back to Kyoto.