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Musical chairs

This is one of my earlier shots - from when I first got my Canon DSLR and was relatively new to it. It is a scene in the Mori building, at that time the newest development in Tokyo, Japan. It was taken handheld while pressed against a glass wall.

When I was at the scene, I thought that this lineup of chairs symbolises everything we foreigners sterotype about Japan - an ultra-modern society driven by the latest technology. Now, if it were the UK, we'd probably have some oak chairs instead.

=-= Canon 30D is announced =-=

Update for the camera buffs and fan boys. Canon has just released the 30D, successor to the 20D. It's still 8.2 megapixels and 9 point autofocus. The main improvements are:

- 2.5" LCD
- Auto ISO (100-400)
- ISO selectable in 1/3 EV steps
- 11 frames RAW buffer
- Picture styles
- Direct print button (duh?)
- 70 grams lighter

Musical chairs

This is one of my earlier shots - from when I first got my Canon DSLR and was relatively new to it. It is a scene in the Mori building, at that time the newest development in Tokyo, Japan. It was taken handheld while pressed against a glass wall.

When I was at the scene, I thought that this lineup of chairs symbolises everything we foreigners sterotype about Japan - an ultra-modern society driven by the latest technology. Now, if it were the UK, we'd probably have some oak chairs instead.

=-= Canon 30D is announced =-=

Update for the camera buffs and fan boys. Canon has just released the 30D, successor to the 20D. It's still 8.2 megapixels and 9 point autofocus. The main improvements are:

- 2.5" LCD
- Auto ISO (100-400)
- ISO selectable in 1/3 EV steps
- 11 frames RAW buffer
- Picture styles
- Direct print button (duh?)
- 70 grams lighter

comments (8)

  • Suby
  • 21 Feb 2006, 00:48
Yippeee, an image without creepy creatures. Your colour tones might do with a little reduction, slight orange ting (was this shot in RAW). However if that is the natural colour of the room, I likey.

Maybe cropping out some bit on the right side(the cabinet bit) would make it a more interesting image.

Suby
I like the simplicity of the shot. The reflections of the chairs on the floor and the odd one out also adds interest.

However, that being said, I agree with Suby about the cropping bit. I find the painting or vase above the cabinet is rather distracting as well. Have you thought of going for a 16:9 ratio crop? I think it could work here since there's not much going on at the top half of the frame.
  • Asiko
  • 21 Feb 2006, 06:37
Very good Mr Bong, very good. U should have got them to polish the floor a bit more to bring out the reflection LOL. good shot
  • tetsu
  • 21 Feb 2006, 07:06
Beautiful shot!
The light is perfect. smile
Yup...simple and lovely.
  • digitalmike
  • 21 Feb 2006, 14:18
I like the lighting in this one also. I like the warm tones.
  • Abe
  • 22 Feb 2006, 07:08
This is stunning. I love the composition, lighting, and tonal range. You have quite a good eye.
What a wild scene...

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