Shibuya Streets Vol5

 
This photo was my favorite in the set. Happiness on a Saturday afternoon

This photo was my favorite in the set. Happiness on a Saturday afternoon

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.

Some nice hats in the background here as friends cross the road talking

Some nice hats in the background here as friends cross the road talking

There are so many casual fashions in Shibuya, that all look good

There are so many casual fashions in Shibuya, that all look good

Plenty of people heading over to Center-gai for a stroll through Shibuya

Plenty of people heading over to Center-gai for a stroll through Shibuya

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.

Mobile phones in hand, straps with character goods. Shibuya fashion on the streets

Mobile phones in hand, straps with character goods. Shibuya fashion on the streets

The bus is directed into its spot. Tokyo 2016 Olympic banners on the front

The bus is directed into its spot. Tokyo 2016 Olympic banners on the front

Sharing good times with friends. Autumn sure is a great season to be out in Shibuya

Sharing good times with friends. Autumn sure is a great season to be out in Shibuya

Looking back from Center-gai towards Shibuya Station

Looking back from Center-gai towards Shibuya Station

Mobiles to tell people where to meet or just that you are running late

Mobiles to tell people where to meet or just that you are running late

A mother takes a moment of reflection as she pushes her pram through the crowds. What type of fashion will her child claim for the next generation of Shibuya young

A mother takes a moment of reflection as she pushes her pram through the crowds. What type of fashion will her child claim for the next generation of Shibuya young

Route 246 runs alongside Shibuya Station on the other side from Center-gai. If you follow the road straight you can get to Roppongi

Route 246 runs alongside Shibuya Station on the other side from Center-gai. If you follow the road straight you can get to Roppongi

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.

Sunglasses were a handy item today with the sun out giving us a final reminder of summer

Sunglasses were a handy item today with the sun out giving us a final reminder of summer

More hats and more smiles. The weather combined with Shibuya fun had everyone in a good mood

More hats and more smiles. The weather combined with Shibuya fun had everyone in a good mood

Have a Dream? Center-gai advertises Ganbare Sendai

Have a Dream? Center-gai advertises 'Ganbare Sendai'

This guy is selling mobiles, softbank and Docomo. The dog is Softbank's mascot. In the commercials he is referred to as Otosan, or father of a rather culturally mixed family

This guy is selling mobiles, softbank and Docomo. The dog is Softbank's mascot. In the commercials he is referred to as Otosan, or father, of a rather culturally mixed family

Anyone want to buy some shoes. ABC Mart has plenty for sale

Anyone want to buy some shoes. ABC Mart has plenty for sale

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.

As the crowd clears the road gives way to the many shop signs, looking back here to Shibuya Station

As the crowd clears the road gives way to the many shop signs, looking back here to Shibuya Station

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?

10 thoughts on “Shibuya Streets Vol5”

  1. Protocol Snow says:

    I prefer your color photos. B&W photos can be stunning if used appropriately, but they don’t really fit your subject matter imo.

    1. shibuya246 says:

      Always good to get feedback. Thanks. I will be out today and take some more color photos. 🙂

  2. whipcracker says:

    RT @Shibuya246: Shibuya Streets Vol5, Japan shibuya streets | Shibuya246 http://bt.io/F74
    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. 🙂

  3. yonasu says:

    I like black & white and always in sets like this, I don’t like when they’re mixed up with colored photos. 🙂

    1. shibuya246 says:

      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 🙂

  4. Trunks says:

    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.

    1. shibuya246 says:

      I agree with you. Trying to mix two different subject matters in the one set here, maybe

  5. Trunks says:

    btw, the girl left in the fifth picture reminds me of my time in Japan and makes me want to visit :p

  6. paiki says:

    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.

    1. shibuya246 says:

      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 🙂

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