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30 April 2011 @ 05:15 pm
as you have all probably heard, something happened in japan in march that turned life upside down a lot of people; i wanted to post some pictures i took after the quake to (perhaps belatedly?) show you that tokyo is not a desolate ghost town as some media outlets would have you believe, and that there is still beauty and smiles here

finparfaite on April 30th, 2011 10:20 pm (UTC)
wow. i really love your pictures. it's good to see that beauty is almost in the worst times there.
Say you don't want it: donghaeuntilsally on April 30th, 2011 10:21 pm (UTC)
So pretty. Thanks for sharing.
➸ toskatenenbomb on April 30th, 2011 10:24 pm (UTC)
What a lovely, lovely post, and what beautiful photos!
Maartje______stardust on April 30th, 2011 11:17 pm (UTC)
this is all kinds of wonderful.
Kin_n0sense on May 1st, 2011 12:00 am (UTC)
Beautiful photos.
Chloe VonBoobinspunkfrock on May 1st, 2011 01:12 am (UTC)
Just gorgeous; I love the photos of the kids. Thank you for sharing :)
Irinajesusthethird on May 1st, 2011 01:13 am (UTC)
ughhh these photos are so stunning! both the concept/message behind them, and the photos on their own -- inspiring!
natasha ferrariiwillstand on May 1st, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
__whispered__w_hisp_ered on May 1st, 2011 04:17 am (UTC)
Beautiful! Thanks so much for posting!
Mike Bob.filmstripp on May 1st, 2011 04:44 am (UTC)
WOW, this is so beautiful! What camera did you use for these shots?
nana: F(X) » under my spellgirlknees on May 1st, 2011 12:55 pm (UTC)
thank you! i use a nikon d3000, along with a nikon manual lens (50mm, f/1.4) ^^
spanishivoryspanishivory on May 1st, 2011 04:50 am (UTC)
omg these are so beautiful, thank you for sharing!
Cathyladiebug2u on May 1st, 2011 05:36 am (UTC)
Stunning pictures
dangerously_tordangerously_tor on May 1st, 2011 09:06 am (UTC)
These are beautiful! Thank you for sharing these with us
zeeuwsmeisjezeeuwsmeisje on May 1st, 2011 10:08 am (UTC)
call me n.s. davidamaria on May 1st, 2011 11:33 am (UTC)
I love everyeveryeverything about this. ♥
take my love in real small dosesoktobergoud on May 1st, 2011 12:08 pm (UTC)
Beautiful pictures! The little kids are so cute :)
finparfaite on May 1st, 2011 12:54 pm (UTC)
may i can ask which camera (and lens) you used on this picture:
thank you
nana: 4MINUTE » hit your heartgirlknees on May 1st, 2011 12:58 pm (UTC)
of course!♥
i used the same camera and lens for all the pictures, a nikon d3000 with a nikon manual lens (50mm, f/1.4). the lens is actually meant for old film cameras, but i love the challenge of setting the apature and focus manually!
manual focus doesn't usually work well with moving subjects but sometimes i get lucky like with that shot ^^

Edited at 2011-05-01 12:59 pm (UTC)
finparfaite on May 1st, 2011 01:19 pm (UTC)
ahh thank you. i have the canon eos 450d and my fav lens is the 50mm/1.8 but with the 1.4 the bokeh is getting even better -> but also the lens is more expensive than the 1.8 one :)

may you can answer me also this question: your photos have such a perfect light, how do you get this? actions?

do you have a flickr/tumblr/blogspot account?
nana: PHOTO » still walkinggirlknees on May 1st, 2011 01:26 pm (UTC)
actually i was lucky with my lens, i bought it second-hand here in tokyo for more than half of what and AF lens would cost! there are quite a few good second-hand stores here, it's really great ^^

50mm is such a perfect lens. i have a 35mm one, but i think 50mm just frames things more nicely?

hm, for lighting i work a lot with getting the aperture and shutter settings, but i also edit them in photoshop. but often, if the light is bad in the original picture, i'm not able to fix it even with ps without it looking strange.

i post all my pictures here! http://ohmytokyo.net/ ^^

Edited at 2011-05-01 01:27 pm (UTC)
finparfaite on May 1st, 2011 01:37 pm (UTC)
i just started following you there. i'm magnoliaelectric on tumblr, but posting nearly all my selfmadepicture on magnoliaelectric.blogspot.com

keep on your good work!
-soymoon on May 1st, 2011 01:41 pm (UTC)
what beautiful pictures! thanks for sharing :)
once I wanted to be the Greatestexpirydate on May 1st, 2011 07:11 pm (UTC)
I love the joy on those schoolgirls' faces and their little hats, and of course those lovely blossoms. thank you for posting these.
<3: Anna Kendrick - Chanel c.crookedrhymefrenchxsoul on May 1st, 2011 07:25 pm (UTC)
I adore the ones of the children ♥ !!!! !!!!!
if only these were handwritten lettersunbrushed on May 1st, 2011 11:03 pm (UTC)
♫: wants to say I'm sorryblueveins on May 3rd, 2011 01:03 am (UTC)
Absolutely beautiful.
yourlastcookie on May 3rd, 2011 06:24 pm (UTC)
this is amazing, thank you.
foominfoomin on May 5th, 2011 01:06 am (UTC)
this is a beautiful post.
-luella on May 5th, 2011 02:45 am (UTC)
yulia.: balloons.likeantelope on May 7th, 2011 07:29 am (UTC)
incredible. thank you. :)
Lissa: calciferlalalambs on May 14th, 2011 02:29 am (UTC)
yay! so happy to see this :) Japan has a great community, of course the people will overcome it!
Melaniecha_mel_eon on May 14th, 2011 03:25 pm (UTC)
ami/ty/able/cableeyehaveyou on May 25th, 2011 09:30 am (UTC)
these are so pretty! do you mind if i add you? based mostly on the fact you're from tokyo, hope you don't mind~
Afashionlover on July 4th, 2011 07:50 pm (UTC)
Breathtaking! Thank you for sharing and doing your work :)