2009年12月13日日曜日

The 11th of December, 2009


The 11th of December, 2009
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

I bought Panasonic LX-3! I really love the macro it's got!
The colors are wonderful. What more can I say?

2009年10月25日日曜日

The 24th of October, 2009


The 24th of October, 2009
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

I woke up to find one of the buds of lilies
that I bought a couple of days before had opened up.
I remembered the story from canonshooter2005
that florists usually take them away
to prevent pollens from messing up the petals.
I didn't want red spots on the carpet or on the clothes ;-)
I wanted to record the gorgeous stamens before I removed it.

The light? It was not from florescent lights.
I used the natural light through curtains this time.

Ancient Monument


Ancient Monument
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

Actually this is a closeup of a lampshade at a bar.
My friends there might hated me shooting this
without joining the conversation :-(

2009年10月11日日曜日

2009年6月28日日曜日

Blue Hydrangea


Blue Hydrangea
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

Another back shot of hydrangea flowers.
I think I haven't tried the blue ones before ;-)

The 22nd of June, 2009


The 22nd of June, 2009
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

The Moment I Got Extra Stuffed with Chocolate Cake
Birthday Special #02 ;-)

The Moment Before I Got So Stuffed with Dinner


The Moment Before I Got So Stuffed with Dinner
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

My birthday special #01 :-)

Life Goes On


Life Goes On
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

It's half past midnight. The date is June 22.
This is the first upload in my own new year.

I have never stopped to see the platforms
from this POV at Keio Shinjuku Station before.

I didn't think much when I shot this,
but now I think it the best for the first upload.
Life is like a journey!

The 21st of June, 2009


The 21st of June, 2009
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

I Hate Rain
The rain has prevented me from going out.
Felix the Cat looks happy in the frame,
but I am not. I know there's no point in
repeating "I hate rain" on every post I make :-(

When the School Lets Out


When the School Lets Out
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

On one or two occasions,
my younger days are fondly remembered.

Coffee Table


Coffee Table
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

A piano recital my son joined was held yesterday
at a beautiful hall in Okamoto, Setagaya.
This is a small coffee table I found in the entrance hall.

The 20th of June, 2009


The 20th of June, 2009
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

My son was seriously rehearsing
piano songs for the group recital later.
In the same room, I was fascinated by the lights
created by the stained glass windows,
and staring at the floor from this POV ;-P

Retrospective Present


Retrospective Present
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

One of the floors in the shopping building in Daiba, Tokyo,
has corners and shops where you can enjoy
the atmosphere of 1960's Tokyo.
The place is not a big thing as a whole,
but I like the objects like the ones shown in this image.

Track


Track
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

What track is it? I have no idea.
Is it for rollerskaters, or bikers? May be for both.

Some parks in Tokyo have this kind of tracks,
but obviously people has stopped using it properly for a long time.
It kind of looks like a monument from 60's or 70's.

The 19th of June, 2009


The 19th of June, 2009
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

It's hard to find a nice place to shoot
in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo on a Friday night,
because young people are everywhere.
But once you are off the main streets,
you will be able to find nice places like this.

2009年6月20日土曜日

The 18 of June, 2009


The 18 of June, 2009
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

The Shinkansen bullet train vs. the Red Pony
I bet the pony will win the fight.

Personality Conflict


Personality Conflict
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

I love sunny days, they love rainy days.

The 17th of June, 2009


The 17th of June, 2009
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

They are some of the children
who were almost diving into the puddle
in the previous shot.

Puddle, Size XL


Puddle, Size XL
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

Heavy rain hit Tokyo last night,
and it left a huge puddle at a park nearby.

Small children saw it, got excited,
and were almost diving into the puddle ;-)

Colorful Eye


Colorful Eye
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

Why have they plant the flowers in a circle?
The circle looks like an eye which scares away birds.

. . . Oh, I am just kidding. Sorry about that.

The 16th of June, 2009


The 16th of June, 2009
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

Shot on the way home from the police station nearby.
I renewed my driver's lisence. Now mine has become a gold lisence!

Garage


Garage
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

I love small cars!
I know it isn't comfortable to sit in,
but I like the curves on its body.

FIAT


FIAT
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

I love small cars!
I know it isn't comfortable to sit in,
but I like the curves on its body.

The 15th of June, 2009


The 15th of June, 2009
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

The Sun on a Cloudy/Rainy Day
The weather is not nice today. . .
But these flowers have added some brightness to the day.

2009年6月18日木曜日

2009年6月17日水曜日

Hypericum


The 14th of June, 2009
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

I thought those flowers were kerrias which I had often seen as a kid,
but they were hypericums actually, or so told a friend of mine.
I also didn't know they produce seeds/fruits this way.

Made in India


Made in India
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

Taken at an Indian restaurant in 明大前 (Meidaimae).
It's a new restaurant, and I love cheese naan they serve.

The rainbow circle was cast from the DVD discs on the shelf.
I also like the Bollywood movies they are always playing.

Made in Italy


Made in Italy
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

Taken at an Italian restaurant in 下北沢 (Shimokitazawa).
This is a small milk server, and kind of like the flowers on its body.

Shuto Expressway, Parallel


Shuto Expressway, Parallel
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

They built the expressway mostly over the rivers, canals, streets.
When the land is wide the expressway is wide.
When narrow, it is also narrow.

Shuto Expressway, Double-Decker, Curved


Shuto Expressway, Double-Decker, Curved
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

I love Shuto Expressway.
It runs throughout Tokyo metropolitan!
But mind you, I love to shoot but I don't want to live near it.

Water Front


Water Front
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

木場 -- Kiba, the Lunber Storage--
The water in the canals was no as clear as I had expected,
but I might want to live close to the water.

木場 -- Kiba, the Lunber Storage--


The 13th of June, 2009
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

Koto-ku, the eastern area of Tokyo, has many canals.
They were used to carry lumber from the storages until 1969,
when 新木場, the new lumber storage area was built.
Kiba had become too far away from the sea because of the landfill by then.

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Pink Hydrangea


Pink Hydrangea
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

I checked again how hydrangea flowers look from behind.
What I saw today was beautiful deep pink.

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2009年6月14日日曜日

Yurakucho, Wooden Deck


Yurakucho, Wooden Deck
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

Blue Stars


Blue Stars
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

Another shot of the blue star hydrangea.

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The 12th of June, 2009


The 12th of June, 2009
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

Blue Stars
In someone's photostream,
I saw hydrangea whose flowers look like stars.
I found a look-alike near the office!

Could you raise your hand if you have shot the same kind?
Sorry, I couldn't find it again. . .

2009年6月12日金曜日

The 11th of June, 2009


The 11th of June, 2009
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

I don't think they can enjoy the sun all day there.
But they can enjoy the lights from the shops,
and the cars on the street at night.
I am not sure if they enjoy them, though.

Close Alley at Night


Close Alley at Night
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

No one seems to proceed into this dark alley. . .

The 10th of June, 2009


The 10th of June, 2009
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

Quite interesting to have lunch in a karaoke booth, isn't it?

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Noodle Shop


Noodle Shop
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

The sign is so big that no one should miss it!

Petunia


Petunia
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

OK, this time, a friend of mine let me know
the name of this flower before uploading the image ;-)

聖徳絵画記念館


The 9th of June, 2009
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

I was so jealous of those who was able to play baseball on weekdays ;-(

The building seen in the distance was Seitoku Memorial Museum
which was founded in 1926. Meiji-Jingu-Gaien Park was built mainly for this building.

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Not Closed


Not Closed
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

None of my friends on flickr visited my photos
or photostream for more than eight hours yesterday.
I was so worried if I did something wrong. . .
One of my friends here pointed out that I had vanished.
What happened??

This place is open 24 hours a day as you know ;-)

2009年6月8日月曜日

The 8th of June, 2009


The 8th of June, 2009
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

On Mondays, everyone thinks about
getting away from their jobs, schools,
and other weekday routines. No?

The Setagaya Line


The Setagaya Line
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

How can I make them stop in the frame?

Cruise


Cruise
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

Another shot of a night street.

Chase


Chase
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

This can be a series.
It's really interesting to shoot night steets this way.

This is how I shoot.

1) Mount my camera on the mini tripod.
2) Open the legs of the tripod at 180 dgrees.
3) Place it on the console of my car.
4) Set the timer of the camera while waiting at a traffic signal.
5) The shutter is released somewhere after 15 or 30 minutes.

2009年6月7日日曜日

The 6th of June, 2009


The 6th of June, 2009
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

Star in Deep Pink
The sunlight was so strong this morning, and everything looked so vivid!
It looks that the colors and lights were beyond the capability of my camera.
And it somehow gave me the touch of the flower photos of Mika Ninagawa.
I know mine is so amateurish.

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Star in Pink


Star in Pink
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

I noticed the center part of the flower looks like a colorful star!

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The 6th of June, 2009


The 6th of June, 2009
Originally uploaded by Takahiro Yamamoto

ビスコ -- Bisco

Bisco is a brand name of cookies with a creamy filling.
They were, are and will be around me ;-)

See the package photo here if you have no idea what it is.
You will like the design. Very Japanese ;-)

The streets below the buildings are very busy
but this way, the scene looks very quiet.