Orang Asli Kids

Photography

Another orang Asli photo. Heavily processed from the one that I capture. Now that I know roughly the white balance to be used for Taman Negara, I felt that there are quite a number of photos which can be used. The exposure for this photo is shit, just look at the backlighting. Causes the faces to be under exposed.

Below is the fascinating view of how I processed the photo. Quite a bit of processing. Mostly – adjusting the levels, lights, white balance… radial gradient to expose more of the faces. Not really sure if this works, but definitely better than the original!

Ginza Backstreet

Photography

When I was in Tokyo last year on my solo trip, I stayed in Tokyu Stay. Not far from the main Ginza street. This has been my favourite place to stay. It is smacked between Tsukiji Market and Ginza. Was easy for me to walk to Tsukiji for breakfast, and back in hotel in 5 mins (for those usual morning “runs” in the toilet).

The photo that I am showing below, I think taken from my hotel room. I think! Not particularly sure because I cannot remember and there weren’t any gps tagging as I was indoor! But anyway, I suspect, its not far from the hotel as I don’t remember being on any observation tower in Ginza. The best was on top of Matsuya Ginza (I think!).

Ginza Backstreets

Ginza Backstreets


The other good part of staying in Ginza is that, when you wake up in the morning and do my street shoot, there are always an abundance of subject to capture. I don’t need to travel far to start utilising my rangefinder.
Ginza Street

Ginza Street


I remember back in 2016, I stayed in Minato. Yes it was much cheaper, but the access to public transport was a bit far, and there weren’t much subjects to shoot around there. But then again, I might be wrong as I have not gotten back to rangefinder and hard core street shooting back then. In fact, that trip, I just used my iPhone if I am not mistaken!

Anyhow, I always enjoy my time in Japan. Looking forward for my next trip, but I am telling myself that I need to diversify the places that I go to! Let’s see…