I do I really do! I love Mt. Fuji, there is something so special about it and watching it at sunset and then again at sunrise is amazing, even if it was -6 degrees celsius!
The kids are back at school which means I get a few hours once a week where I can go and play with the camera. As soon as they went back I headed off to Sensoji Temple in Asakusa which is one of my favourites, its not just the shrine that I like but the roads around it. This shrine is never quiet but it has oodles of atmosphere. I rarely go on the weekends as it is just too crowded.
I have heard this thing called the golden carrot too but the golden poo just stuck with me. Taken from a bridge in Asakusa. You wouldn’t know from the gorgeous blue sky that it is in fact winter and cold. I love winter in Japan you get a lot of clear blue sky days and although it can be seriously cold its not humid.
It never disappoints.
O’daiba is one of those places in Tokyo that actually feels like it has space to breath.
I have had this little Fuji x100s for around 2 years now and I do love it, to be honest I have had my fights with it, but I still love it and for everyday going around normal life its a gem. The focus isn’t fast enough for photographing kids and I often miss shots that I know I could get with my big camera which is frustrating but now that I have had this camera for a while and we have grown to understand each other I know what for and when and why I want to use it.
The other day though I realised that I have gotten lazy, and I sat and watched a tips and tricks for this little camera and discovered that I have never ever used the Panoramic setting. It’s not something that I would use often but if you are in a situation where you would love a pano and either don’t have a tripod with you or have kids complaining its cold and want to go home (I get this one more often) then it’s really quite a cool little setting. You can change the direction of the pano too making it possible to take them with the camera in a vertical position therefore giving you slightly better quality. And this is all hand held.