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Odaiba Fireworks

Posted in Places by tokyobling on March 18, 2015

A few weeks I was at Odaiba on during their fireworks season and managed to be on time to take a few photos. I am really not good at this sort of photography – some day I would like to team up with someone very good and get some proper instruction! These are all taken free hand with hands so cold that I could hardly control the shaking, it was the steadiest I could get, thank God for heavy cameras! If you are in Tokyo and want to see proper fireworks keep an eye out for the surprisingly regular Odaiba Fireworks!




Obaiba Winter Fireworks

Posted in Places by tokyobling on December 29, 2013

Winter fireworks festivals are not very common in Japan but throughout November and December there has been mini-festivals every Saturday evening in Tokyo’s oceanfront Odaiba district and I thought I should go see the last one for the year. I am terrible at taking photos of fireworks, I have absolutely no idea how other photographers do it. Maybe some of my readers can give me a few hints? The only thing I have figured out is that you are supposed to use a tripod. I own one but I haven’t touched it in 5-6 years. The fireworks festival was a great excuse to go out and the the Rainbow bridge in all its colorful glory once again. I was going to shoot from the bridge initially but the bridge closes for foot-traffic at 1800 in winter. Just a few days left of this year now, better make the best of them!






Atami Beachi Fireworks

Posted in People, Places by tokyobling on July 20, 2012

Last weekend I was traveling through Atami and visited the classic beach there. It looks almost like the riviera in daylight. At night, people came out to enjoy fireworks. It looked like a lot of fun, but I was happy to stand to the side with my camera and observe! Atami is a great little city in Shizuoka prefecture that I have blogged about before, it used to be a famous resort for over worked Tokyoites but these days they are trying to reinvent their city! The whole of Japan’s south coast seems to be enjoying a mini revival.

Taking good photos of people in pitch black places only lit up by fireworks is really tricky. I think I need more practice.

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