This time in Shibuya Streets I wanted to change the camera viewpoint and give you something fresh to look at. To do this I took some shots in black and white. There are some nice shots showing the fashion and relaxed atmosphere of people.
Center-gai is always popular for people to walk down and up into the top end of the Shibuya shopping area. You can pass through Center-gai for Tokyu Hands, up towards HMV, Loft, Parco and then further up meeting up with Koen dori to to NHK and Yoyogi Park.
The weather was so perfect today. The Autumn breeze was present bringing a fresh feel, but the sun was also out in force allowing people to wear their summer fashions again before it gets cold.
It was fun to get out and shoot some black and white pictures with the digital camera. I have been trying a few different things with the Nikon D700 since I got it and have been pleased with the results. I am hoping to get some new lenses and further experiment with different photo formats and scenes.
I would really like to know what you think of the black & white photos compared to the color ones? Also to know which photos remind you of your time in Japan or make you want to visit?
I prefer your color photos. B&W photos can be stunning if used appropriately, but they don’t really fit your subject matter imo.
Always good to get feedback. Thanks. I will be out today and take some more color photos. 🙂
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I actually like both. black and white gives you a different perspective on how you look at things, diff angles, and how you approach the subject. Black and white photos aloow you to use your imagination to inject your thoughts and feelings. Almost like old time tvs or especially old radio broadcasts, that’s where you really could use your imagination, think” War Of The Worlds” But then again B/W photography was what everybody started out with.
All of your photos make me wish I was in Japan right now.
Have a great weekend. 🙂
I like black & white and always in sets like this, I don’t like when they’re mixed up with colored photos. 🙂
Thanks. I have had a mixed response to the black and white. Some people like them, some don’t. My favorite is the first photo, the rest not so bothered about.
I’ll try some again later in the year, in a different setting.
Appreciate your comment, and just checked out your blog again at http://yonasu.com . Looking good 🙂
I like the low aperture close up people shot’s in black and white because they keep your attention at Tokyo’s fashion and your not distracted by shibuya’s flashy colors. The city shot’s would be better in color imo, maybe other parts of Tokyo go better in black and white.
I agree with you. Trying to mix two different subject matters in the one set here, maybe
btw, the girl left in the fifth picture reminds me of my time in Japan and makes me want to visit :p
I walked this place, My first day in Tokyo was:
Shibuiya >Roppongi > Hibiya > Ginza > Nihombashi > Akihabara > Ueno.
By the way, the best walkday ever in my life until now.
That’s a long but awesome walk. I walked one night from Shinjuku to Roppongi in the snow and still remember how great it was 🙂