Hie Shrine – Tokyo

On this trip to Tokyo I stumbled across the Hie Shrine while wondering around Akasaka. If you approach it from the torii gates you’re in for quite a treat, they’re beautiful and picturesque. By chance I happened to slide in through a side gate right at closing and nearly had the whole place to myself, […]

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Time Behind the Fuji 16mm f1.4

I read a lot about this lens and saw a few sample images and decided this would be a solid purchase. However, the thing that solidified the deal was being able to try it out at Bic Camera, Shinjuku store. I shot a few images, brought the camera home and loaded the fired up Lightroom. I was […]

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Kichijoji – Ricoh GR

We headed out to a new part of Tokyo last week, Kichijoji. This quiet, compared to Shinjuku, neighborhood is a 25 minute ride west on the Chuo Main Line from Shinjuku Station. If you plan on visiting, leave the station via the Park Exit and you’ll soon see why this neighborhood is so appealing. As […]

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