Dogenzaka Blues

Sorry for the cliche, but they say the best camera you own is the one you have on you at the time, and I couldn't agree more. I had just purchased a new smartphone, and this was one of the first shots I took with it that day. Would my full-frame digital camera have produced a better image, most certainly, but that is a moot point as that "superior" camera was sitting comfortably on my shelf at home and if it weren't for this mobile phone, with its tiny sensor and diminutive lens, no image would have been made at all.

Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

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Fishing in Kobe at Dusk

This photo is from my first, and only, trip to Kobe, Japan. I was visiting to photograph the opening of the new Blue Bottle Coffee cafe, which was getting ready to open the following day there. After spending a good portion of the day at the gorgeous new space, I ventured out to explore the town. After being out for a while, I found myself walking down to the Port of Kobe, and, wanting to take a short break, sat down on some benches near a group of people who were fishing. The sun was setting, and I was losing light fast, so I decided to move along, and as I was leaving, I crouched down and shot this photo, you see here. I was using 400-speed film, so as you can tell, there is some motion blur, but I quite like the effect this produced.

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