As promised, I took my new Sony camera for a test shoot in the evening. I decided to go around Tokyo taking photos of Christmas illumination. These are my most favorite spots.
Christmas tree at Villa Fontaine hotel in Shiodome
Me and the girls at Austrian embassy Christmas bazaar
Roppongi Hills Christmas bazaar
They are selling delicious German food all through December so if you want to try some pretzels with beer or white cheese sauce pasta, head to the bazaar in front of Toho Cinema.
This is Christmas village decorations at Shiodome
Beautiful Caretta illumination. You can see how it looked two years ago here.
Shiodome from Yurikamome line
Odaiba skyline at sunset
Keyakizaka street illumination at Roppongi Hills. This one is right in front of entrance to the TV Asahi. When I was passing it, the familiar smell of the lobby hit me. I used to go there for three and a half years every Saturday evening for live broadcast of Sma-Station. That were super fun times because I got to hang out with my best friends and get paid for it. ^-^
Keyakizaka street, in front of new Michael Kors shop. A strong earthquake hit at the moment I was taking this picture. It felt like the train was passing underground only there is no train there so I was very puzzled at first. Then, a minute later I got all these Facebook messages with people screaming “Earthquake” and that’s how I realized what it was. When you are outside, you can’t really comprehend if it’s a strong one or not. Apparently it was the strongest and longest one since 3/11 earthquake last year. Luckily, the trains didn’t stop for too long. I was able to get home without any trouble.
Armani store at Keyakizaka street
Beautiful LED lights
I discovered this great “star” effect while playing with blur function on my Sony. If I make it really sharp and hold the camera still, it creates these beautiful stars out of light.
Self-portrait using retractable screen. Again, I look like a tourist here.. Need to get some tips on how to pose from my friend Laura..
Louis Vuitton store at Keyakizaka street
Illumination at Mori garden in front of TV Asahi
Tokyo tower from Roppongi Hills
66 Plaza Illumination at Roppongi Hills sponsored by Suntory whiskey. You can try various whiskey samples right next to it.
Christmas decorations at Midtown
Trees in front of Ritz Carlton hotel at Midtown
Starlight garden illumination at Midtown sponsored by Emirates airline
Christmas tree in front at Midtown
Sakura illumination at Meguro river sponsored by Mitsui residential. It is run on used cooking oil – very cool!
So I am extremely happy with my new camera. It takes amazing night pictures that are sharp and bright. I think I made the right choice although I still feel quite sentimental about parting with my old Lumix GF1…