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Old May 19th, 2010, 04:49 PM   #1
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Alain's photography (Non Urban photos)) - 日本 / Japan (and more) !

edit : please beware that those are not Urban images, since this is not the kind of subject I am good at - I am on this forum to learn about that !

thoses images are self made, manly traditionnal Japan ones

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Hello

I am french and now living in Japan. I have always loved to shoot this country as I find it beautiful and try to share this beauty as I see it. I have been shooting basically since 2004, and most of all what you may call traditional side of the everyday life.

In 2009 I moved to Tokyo for professional reasons. I loved the countryside and never felt at ease in the big city, photographically speaking. Even if Tokyo modern life is filed with typical things, I found it hard to make the images I wanted and close to the beat of the megalopolis.

So I started to document myself and especially look at other people photographic work there, read a lot and get in touch with different peoples and events, different social realities. I took me some time to get my eye used the way I want to go forward, but 2010 will be a year of many pictures here - I am ready

In my search I found two sharing communities to be particularly useful for Tokyo images : open minded, international and talented - flickr and here. So after over a year of lurking and contemplating great images here I think it is time to give back a bit and share my past images.

I mostly have Japan images but I will also post some from France or India, plus Bali is coming soon ...

Before I start, one important notice : I will post basic size images here, but a click on the image will take you to my website , there you can select "1920x" for much larger images (a cookie will remember that, do it only once). If you can I strongly advise to see the image in HD there. You will also find a few explanations and links to understand better the subject.

Enough talk, I hope you enjoy the trip ! Comments and critics are for sure more than welcome !

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edit : I switched the images to HD, please do not rehost my work, please link to my website if needed
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Old May 19th, 2010, 04:53 PM   #2
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Let me start with a few images I shot in 2009 (with 2008 serie they are my best, the older ones are not so nice) I will start with a city view















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Old May 19th, 2010, 04:57 PM   #3
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EDIT : in order not to overload the page, Japan 2008 images selection has been moved to page 2 !
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Old May 19th, 2010, 07:00 PM   #4
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Top notch photos! More!
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Old May 20th, 2010, 03:06 PM   #5
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Thank you for your encouragement, that is 100% of the voters for more images so let s go to India for a bit











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Old May 20th, 2010, 04:45 PM   #6
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Nice! Why did the girls covered their faces?
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Old May 20th, 2010, 05:08 PM   #7
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just playing my me , I was invited in the house before a wedding
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Old May 20th, 2010, 11:54 PM   #8
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Looks like quality photography here! Wish the photos was a little larger though.
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Old May 21st, 2010, 03:11 PM   #9
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well, why not, but I am afraid it will be a nuisance for people with less-than-HD resolution or slow connection ... I use 2560x1600 so for me it is very small indeed
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Old May 21st, 2010, 03:53 PM   #10
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Good job man! These are splendid photos. BTW, I'm also in Japan right now, originally from the Philippines. Here studying and I also take photos as a hobby. Not quite as good as you though haha. But I will post some photos here too.

That said, please go on and delight us with your great pics.

がんばってね。

P.S May we know what's your gear?
What camera and lenses are you using?
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Old May 21st, 2010, 04:26 PM   #11
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Old May 21st, 2010, 05:27 PM   #12
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Alain, you're an excellent photographer. Your pictures show interesting topics and are of really high quality.

I would love to see more!
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 01:23 PM   #13
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bakasaurus > I hope you enjoy your stay ! lucky us, the festival season is starting

I am looking forward to see your pictures in the Japan thread, it is full of great inspiration !

about my gear, plese refer to my FAQ page on my website
the India pictures have been shot with 20D and 18-50 sigma 2.8, canon 50 1.4, sigma 70-200 2.8
the 2008/2009 Japan ones have been shot with 1D mk3, mostly with 85 II, then 70-200 2.8 and 24 1.4
now I shoot 1D mk4, 85 II and 200 2.0 mostly, 16-35 II and 24 1.4 for wide
I shoot neutral, and D+ (highlights) in ON most of the time

sorry the exif are taken out in my photoshop frame+export scrip, if you want the info on one image in particular just say so

GeneratorNL > well more is coming !

everybody > do you want HD images or not ?
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 02:46 PM   #14
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HD for me of course, the picture alone should be at least 1000 pixels wide. Since i have a bigger monitor i wish everybody made the pictures at least 1600 or bigger!
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 04:47 AM   #15
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here is a test with 1D mk4, 400 Iso, 85 II @ f4.0 :

crop 100% :



full HD version :

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Old May 24th, 2010, 02:34 PM   #16
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today the update is Shoki-san, please clic the image for explanation if needed

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Old May 26th, 2010, 03:47 PM   #17
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ok all votes so far are in favor of HD so I am switching to HD ... please rember not to rehost those images, link the thubnails from my website to my website pages if you need to refer to then - I like to keep my work together
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Old May 26th, 2010, 08:16 PM   #18
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this is great, for me these pictures look much more professional and stunning now!

Remember to post only a few pictures each post so the pages doesn't overload!
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Old May 27th, 2010, 03:00 PM   #19
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you are right, let s give this thread another page please
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Old May 28th, 2010, 04:14 PM   #20
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okay I need a new page now
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