When you are too busy coding and your mind doesn’t work anymore, instead of keep pushing, take a break and do something completely different. That’s what I did on Saturday. I left home in the afternoon and walked down the Sumida River until it ends.
Another lonely photowalk from Akabanebashi to Kachidoki.
It took about 3 hours.
I just was taking a walk around Shinjuku (Tokyo) directed to the Yodobashi Camera (an electronic shop) to buy some photo stuff and these are some of the things that I found:
A man in a funny car:
Some Ninja Turtles just in the street… I wonder why. Maybe the owner put them there to receive some sun light. I really don’t know.
I really love this camera It’s versatile, small, it has a good quality and a full manual control.
I was riding my bike all around Tokyo, until Odaiba. In these days the weather is really cold here but the air is clean and there is no humidity at all. Perfect for night long exposure shots.
The main problem is to find a place with no vibrations. I didn’t have a tripod this time, but even with that it’s really hard to have a perfectly sharp image. The main reason is because Tokyo is a city with hundreds of subterranean trains, it’s in a seismic country and has a huge amount of traffic. It’s almost impossible to have a vibration zero zone.
The best place is in the top of a big building that absorbs almost all vibrations, and it’s specially made to resist earthquakes, so minimum earth movements remain almost unnoticed.
The second day I went to Mijas. It’s a nice and small town near Malaga.
One of the things that I found interesting there were the “Burro Taxi” (Donkey Taxi) and the amazing number of Japanese people visiting it. In fact many restaurants and shops wrote everything in Japanese, English and Spanish.
It’s already 5 days since I came to Malaga.
I spent many years in this city but now it’s almost 3 years that I didn’t get out from Japan so the shock is pretty hard. I realize that I have a lot of Japanese habits that I use everyday at Tokyo that are total nonsense in this environment.
These are some of the Japanese things I’m doing these days: