Museum Boy

Museum Boy

I took this shot at the Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum in Yokohama. I have more photos of the trip which I need to go through and sort out, but wanted to share this special shot first.

The boy is actually standing in front of the trains looking directly at them, but his reflection makes it look like he is standing behind the case looking at something else. I first took the shot from behind the train looking through the case at the boy and then came around with the intent of taking the train only. I was surprised to see this great result on the cameras LCD display.

I had started the day using my Canon Powershot G10 and switched to the Nikon D700 when I saw everyone was enjoying themselves so much we were going to be in the museum for a while. The Museum, like the Anpanman museum we visited, had a very relaxed policy on cameras. Basically you could photograph and film whatever you wanted.

More photos of the Museum visit coming up shortly.

Do you prefer to shoot with a light handheld camera or a heavier traditional lens camera?

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  • lifeyoutv

    Nice shot!!

  • bryand

    seems like the kids are enjoying their trip at the museum ^_^ πŸ˜€

    • shibuya246

      Very much so. This was a good stop on our visit. I am back in Tokyo now and should have the other photos up soon as well as a couple of Yokohama night pics.

  • newhalo2

    That is the cuties pic ever!!!

  • micky2be

    Great pics, looking forward to see the others.

  • Neksus

    Bloody good shot. I like the right timing, you have chance with a lot of good situations!
    And seem to almost never miss one. πŸ™‚

    • shibuya246

      Thanks. There are great shots all around us, we just don’t always take them. I like it when the camera surprises you as well. πŸ˜‰

  • whipcracker

    The reflectionas seen through the eyes of a child, with the help of your great photographs.

    • shibuya246

      Nice comment. thanks

  • whipcracker

    RT @tweetmeme Museum Boy, Japan Living | Shibuya246 Look forward to more photographs. Especially the nighttime photos of Yokohama
    Have a great weekend.

    • shibuya246

      Night time Yokohama coming up. πŸ™‚

  • Protocol Snow
    Protocol Snow

    Accidentally good photos are the best kind!

  • bookindian – . . . Just a flat-assed old man addicted to electronica and plump women . . .

    If I have time I shoot with heavier artillery, otherwise I use my Flip HD and clip stills from the FMV. Japan seems to be very touchy about photography, yeh?
    Great photo of β€œtrain boy” !!

    • shibuya246

      Thanks. Some stores won’t let you photograph at all. I think they are afraid you might be trying to copy their products.


    Just got my Conbini box! Love it thanks so much for doing that!!!

    • shibuya246

      Great. Pleased to hear it arrived. πŸ™‚

  • Tommy Lee – Malaysia – Please go to for more information.

    The first picture looks rather stunning and artistic in a way.

    I like light hand held camera that is able to take great looking photos πŸ˜€