Friday, February 13, 2015

Throwback Post: First DSLR Photos in Japan

I was feeling somewhat nostalgic and went looking through my photo archives to discover the very first DSLR photos I took in Japan. Until I moved to Tokyo in 2009, I had never used a DSLR camera before, and I was unbelievably excited to purchase my very first one for myself as a Christmas present after those first few months of working in Tokyo. At first, I found the transition from a point and shoot digital camera quite difficult, and I had no idea what I was doing... the DSLR felt bulky and cumbersome in my hands, I didn't know how to handle aperture or shutter speed, but I began to learn slowly. Below are some of those initial images I took in those beginning months, with the fresh wonder of seeing the still unfamiliar scenery of Japan.

These photos were taken with the Canon EOS Kiss X2, using the 18-55mm kit lens and the 50mm 1.8 lens.

Local railroad tracks and street.
Ebisu Garden Place.

JR train running along the river.
Imperial Palace area, a blend of old and new.
Calmly chilling cat.
Fluff in the early evening.
Tokyo Tower.
Berries up close.
A single fallen blossom.
My first cherry blossom spring in Japan.