Ameyoko shopping street, Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan, 2015.

Ameyoko shopping street, Taito ward, Tokyo, Japan.

The Ameyoko shopping street was definitely one of the best moments of our visit in Tokyo. For a street photographer, this is just heaven: full of people, from the business man to the craziest fellows, full of strange, tiny places, crammed with lots of good of different kinds, all of that just under the Yamanote train line going to the Tokyo Station. It really is an incredible place, if you like street photography you could stay there for days and do not get bored even one second.

Ameyoko, or Ameya-Yokochō in its full name, is situated in the Taito ward in Tokyo, Japan, just next to the Ueno station. Its name comes from the fact that after World War II the shops here used to sell US army goods (hence the “Ame” from America in Ameyoko). This photo represent the owner of one of the almost 200 shops in the street, that really enjoyed to be photographed.

This photo was process in Adobe Lightroom, with a bit of work with dodge and burn in order to give a more 3D feel.

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EXIFs:

  • Camera: Canon 6D
  • Lens: Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Focale: 35mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s
  • ISO: 400
  • Copyright: Pierre Pichot 2015, all rights reserved
On a tight leash. A kid and his grandfather, playing between the water fountains in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

On a tight leash. A kid and his grandfather, playing between the water fountains in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

A grandfather playing with his grandson between the fountains of Piata Unirii in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Playing, but keeping him on a tight leash!

This photo was first processed in Adobe Lightroom for the basic adjustments (crop, color temperature, lens and perspective correction). Most of the work has been handled in Nik Collection Silver Efex Pro. I really enjoyed using the different structure levels in order to get a fully detailed image. It’s such a powerful tool!

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About this photo:

  • Camera: Canon 6D
  • Lens: Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Focale: 53mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/800s
  • ISO: 200
  • Copyright: Pierre Pichot 2015
Bright present, dark future. Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2015.

Contrast: Bright present, dark future

This photo was taken in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. It’s a photo that I really like, full of contrast. I don’t speak about its processing, here 🙂  Bright/dark, young/old, dark hair/white hair, white clothes/dark clothes… This young, beautiful, dark haired girl stands in the light while this older lady with a white hair and dark clothes stay in the dark. Is it a vision of her future? That may be!

While technically not perfect, it’s a photo I really like as it displays the 2 sides of women in Romania. On one side today’s beautiful girls, on the other side the older woman who lived during the communist era, a totally different life. Did I say contrast already? 🙂 It was a reflex shot, as I was roaming in the streets, on the phone, the camera in the other hand. I passed by them, hardly had the time to rotate by 135 degrees, take the camera to my eyes and shoot them. I wish I framed a bit more on the right, but one second later they both moved and the scene was gone.

For this photo, nothing really fancy on the processing side, just a black and white conversion with Adobe Lightroom and a few dodge and burn to give it a more 3D look.

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About this photo:

  • Camera: Canon 6D
  • Lens: Canon EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Focale: 35mm
  • Shutter speed: 1/640s
  • ISO: 100
  • Copyright: Pierre Pichot 2015

 

 

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