This was a photo I took in Boston during the Fall Season. I really liked the combination of light, colors, and shadows. It gives the photo a very "moody" feel to it.
I was inspired by an article on Fast Co Design, which features pictures of popular tourist spots mashed into Monet-like photo collages. I thought I would give this technique a try and apply it to the photos I shot of the Shibuya crossing in Tokyo. I took about 40 images over a 2 minute time period and then superimposed them into semi-transparency. This is the image that came out. I think it is a really good representation of the chaos.
I went on a day trip to NYC this week and got a chance to walk around the city a bit. One of my favorite things about NYC architecture are the water towers. It's something that's inherently unique to the city. I just happened to be walking down the street when I noticed that one of the water towers appeared to be glowing. The sun had gotten into a perfect position behind it. Kind of a cool shot.
St Martin is a very beautiful island... you have views like this everywhere you go.
Image I took on the streets of Saigon (had some fun with photoshop). I felt a little sorry for this kid... he managed to find the one empty street corner in Saigon. I almost went over to buy a balloon, but my driver insisted that I stay in the car.
Speaking of being like "no other place in the world"... check out the passion they have towards karaoke:
Some additional pictures from Hokkaido and Mt Niseko here: Hokkaido- February 2011
Hole in the sky.
I usually don't take pictures of people skiing (prefer snowboarding). However, I thought this picture came out quite well. It was completely random. I had brought my camera up to the top of Mt Niseko hoping to take a few pictures. It was cloudy, but I wanted to capture some of the terrain. As I got about halfway down the mountain, the sun broke through a patch of clouds... and a skier happened to be cruising by right as the rays of light were shining down in his direction. Pretty cool!
Beautiful view of Mt Yotei... The little village of Hirafu sitting in its shadow.
Link to some additional pictures from Hokkaido here: Hokkaido- February 2011
I decided to take a little walk around Shibuya on Saturday night. The massive amount of people and the glow from the neon lights made for some beautiful scenes.
More pictures from Tokyo here: Tokyo- February 2011
Sampling some of the finest unfiltered sake that Japan has to offer... At a nice little Japanese restaurant (that I think was called Suikoden??) in Hirafu. Great sake and great food.
**Update: Restaurant is actually called A Bu Cha (thank you Cherry & Ada)
Mount Yōtei (羊蹄山) in the background (active volcano... similar in looking to Mt Fuji). As you're coming down the mountain, there are breathtaking views all around you.
This is what exhaustion looks like after a day of snowboarding chest deep powder. By the end of the day, I could barely move my legs... but it was totally worth it!!