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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!

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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!

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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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