City Life, Explore and Discover, Photography

Port of Kobe

Had a walk along Port of Kobe.

Wanted to capture images of this area with a different perspective

Port of Kobe DSC_1748 - 04 - 800 px

In the back ground is the iconic Kobe Meriken Park Oriental hotel

This young couple provided such warm atmosphere with multi-color light reflection on the wide-angel lens (16mm)  as I was shooting almost straight into the direction of the sun.

And street art with timely message for our age of social media – “LIKES” vs “LOVE”

Port of Kobe DSC_1707 - 04 - 800 px

The person who did this street art – YOHEYY

DAVID Z

 

City Life, Events, Explore and Discover, Photography

Toki-no-Hiroba Plaza @ Osaka Station City

Osaka Station City is more then a train station for JR.

It link multiple shopping malls and inter-sections with broad walks.

This open space known as Toki-no-Hiroba have become a popular meeting spot and more events are happening there.

time plaza - 01 - 004 - 800 px

Toki-no-Hiroba Plaza 1467 - 03 - 800 px

Toki-no-Hiroba Plaza @ Osaka Station (大阪駅 Ōsaka-eki)

David Z

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Life, Explore and Discover, People, Photography

Street Photography – Kitanozaka Street @ Kobe City

Street photography can be fun and exciting

For urban city street photography you need a good composition of people and building to capture the heart and soul of the city

But in Japan most of buildings and structures are squarish and way too familiar. Means to say most cities in Japan looked the same! Furthermore privacy rules can add to restraints of showing people’s full facial images.

In such a boring setting what can helps to bring out the essence of city life is natural lighting and exposure!

Interestingly Japan have got very excellent natural lighting for outdoor street photography and especially during winter time there are plenty of days with clear blue sky

Kitanozaka Street - 01 - 005 - 800 px

This shot with an old Nikon 55mm prime lens – non-AI and manual.

Kitanozaka Street in Kobe happens to be the place where you will find lots of old fashion cafes with live bands

Enjoy

David Z