Photographs from a small group of islands
Mar 28 2014 8 Comments
A gentle giant, or a man not to be messed with?
3/28/2014 at 8:50 am
I’d say he looks like a guy who can take care of himself.
3/28/2014 at 10:44 am
Yeah. Gentle giant he may be, but it’d perhaps be best not to test that theory!
3/28/2014 at 9:05 am
He doesn’t have the gyoza ears… Check his fingers and invite him to a pint if he’s got all of those 🙂
3/28/2014 at 10:46 am
If I did, I’m sure he’d have a few interesting tales to tell. A bruiser he may or may not be, but he definitely looks like a real character.
Hans ter Horst says
3/28/2014 at 6:07 pm
Great character indeed, luckily for you there are plenty such in Tokyo 🙂
You’re shooting these from a low angle, what technique of street photography are you using? I usually keep my camera in front of my chest and use a wide-angle lens and the camera in continuous focus mode.
3/28/2014 at 6:27 pm
There are — more than enough!
I always carry my camera in my hand, with the strap wrapped round my wrist, so for this photo — and the first geisha in the previous post — I simply crouched down briefly and fired off the shot. However, with the bright, steady sun, I’d pre-focused for this shot, so only had to worry about composition. But with the low-light of the geisha shot, I just had to focus manually — that’s the only option available to me.
Oh, and I use a 35mm lens (on a full-frame camera). After experimenting with different focal lengths, the last 18-24 months had made me realise that’s what suits me the best.
3/28/2014 at 11:09 pm
For a second, I saw a weapon under his jacket. Nice “mood”.
3/29/2014 at 10:53 am
Thanks! Thankfully not…
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