Japan – Stuck in Customs

Autumn Gardens in Kyoto

Daily Photo – Autumn Gardens in Kyoto

This came from a single RAW file, which was actually the case with over half my HDRs I processed from Japan. Changed times from the old Nikon 7 exposure days!

Autumn Gardens in Kyoto

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-11-07 17:27:46
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/750
  • Aperture3.5
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-2/3

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1 AM In Golden Gai

Daily Photo – 1 AM In Golden Gai

I think this is my new favorite area of Tokyo! It’s close to Shinjuku and it’s composed of about 3 small streets (almost alleys), and each one has about 30 bars jammed into it. But most of the bars only seat like 7-9 people. It’s so cool! Some disappear up into dark stairs and the great unknown. Some bars are quite old, and you can go there if you’re a regular, and buy a big bottle of sake and they will just label it and leave it there for you, every time you come back. I’ve only visited two bars here, but I’m about to up those numbers when I go back.

Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan

1 AM In Golden Gai

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-07-16 16:50:17
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/10
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Infinity of Tokyo

Daily Photo – The Infinity of Tokyo

After Google hosted me for a huge PhotoWalk, we ended at this Italian restaurant atop a building in Harajuku. There were over a hundred people inside at the party. I gave a speech about the effects of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints on the Impressionist movement and how this tradition now continues as we all influence one another.

Right after that, I discovered there was a huge balcony out the side door with an amazing view of the city! I went out there with Vic Gundotra, Bradley Horowitz and a few others to grab a shot of the view.

Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan

The Infinity of Tokyo

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-10-03 11:17:16
  • CameraNEX-7
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time4
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length15.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+1.7

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Japan?

Daily Photo – Japan?

Almost decision time… do I stop in Japan on the way home? Very tempting!

Japan?

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-11-03 01:10:21
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time6
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length45.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-4/3

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Overlooked

Daily Photo – Overlooked

I was trying to find this image for a little project, something for Nat Geo, and it turned out not to be in my Smugmug but was on Flickr… which means it may never have made it to the blog! So here it is, a fun shot from Tokyo with the X1D as a little palate cleanser before more Burning Man images.

Overlooked

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-11-04 04:52:08
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time16
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+2/3

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Shinjuku

Daily Photo – Shinjuku

Of all the Blade Runner-esque parts of Tokyo, Shinjuku is probably the most intense. Japanese people are quiet, polite, and perhaps even a bit shy, and the environs are often the exact opposite.

Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
TreyRatcliff.com

Shinjuku

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-07-16 15:56:46
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time2
  • Aperture11
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Treetop Temple

Daily Photo – Treetop Temple

A treetop temple silently rests with warm lights as a cool evening falls around it.

Kyoto, Japan
TreyRatcliff.com

Treetop Temple

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2009-09-29 03:54:08
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time8
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length19.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Cool Kid in Tokyo

Daily Photo – Cool Kid in Tokyo

What an epic outfit. Well done little kid, well done! We all know your mom was like “wear a standard dress like me” and you were like “no, i am an individual!”. You’ll go places for sure.

Cool Kid in Tokyo

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-11-01 05:17:21
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/8000
  • Aperture
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Umbrella Theory

Daily Photo – Umbrella Theory

I have a theory that almost any picture can be improved by the inclusion of an umbrella, or parasol. Go on, try it. You’ll see.

Umbrella Theory

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-11-08 06:05:57
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length90.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Found Kyoto

Daily Photo – Found Kyoto

I just stumbled across a few images from Asia that I don’t think I’ve shared before. It’s quite awesome when that happens, although not quite as awesome as finding some money in that jacket you haven’t worn in a while. That’s always a good excuse to go spend your newfound wealth on something super unhealthy. Mmmm… donuts…

Found Kyoto

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2022-06-20 00:04:19
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time30
  • Aperture8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length19.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+2

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