I was walking close to Tokyo Tower both before and after a meeting in Kamiyacho late this afternoon. Because of how close the tower is to where I was, I though I would take a slight detour and snap a few pictures of probably my favorite Tokyo structure. Tokyo Tower has charisma, appeal, and character no other building in Tokyo has, not even the fabled Sky Tree.
The sunset today was absolutely captivating, with the red, orange, and purple tones and the lovely cloud formations. It sucks I was unable to get to a location with a clear view of the sky, instead having to deal with power lines, a house, and other annoying obstacles. In the end I am quite pleased with how the photo turned out and that I was able to capture the stunning sunset.
Camera: iPhone 6 with minor post-processing in Camera+
The sunset today was really captivating, with the colorful tones emanating through the clouds while the sole star in our solar system was perched softly atop the local architecture.
As an aside, I also like the small lens flare seen right in the middle of the picture. Although the shot is a bit grainy, I really enjoyed the way it turned out.
Camera: iPhone 6 with minor post-processing in my favorite iOS app, Camera+.
Simple homemade taco rice donburi with rice, taco meat, fresh onions, shredded lettuce, two types of tomatoes, avocados, and topped with some nice sour cream. This time I took the lazy way out and used some Lawry’s taco seasoning rather than going fully homemade when cooking up the ground beef.
It came out quite well, even if I do say so myself.
This photo captured my heart with the combination of textures and colors. I love the blue sky as a backdrop for what is an everyday bridge, a technological innovation we all take for granted until the one fateful day it fails to perform its assigned task.
Camera: iPhone 6 w/minor post-processing in Camera+.
I was biking around Harajuku and Omotesando a few weeks ago and took some random pictures throughout the journey. Considering all these photos came from my trust iPhone 6, I am quite pleased with how they turned out. I only did a minimal amount of post-processing using Camera+ but otherwise the shots are mostly left intact from their original form.
As an aside, since this is my first image gallery type post, I am still trying to figure out the best way to post multiple pictures at once. Of course I can use the standard WordPress gallery functionality, I can use the theme’s built-in gallery post-formats feature (currently what you are seeing here), or I can create a gallery page and add the photography using some sort of file-system based taxonomy.
For now, until I can determine the best course of action for the site, I am going to stick with this custom theme-based gallery format. It seems to get the job done even though there are some unsatisfying quirks.
Vice on a really cool report on some very stunning pictures of the largest gang in New Zealand and their very hardcore outfits, tattoos, and way of life:
In the 1960s, a gang of variously disaffected youth sprang up in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. They didn’t ride bikes, but they quickly developed all the trimmings of an outlaw motorcycle club: patches, club colors, and a fiercely violent process of initiation. They came to be known as the Mighty Mongrel Mob and today they’re the largest gang in the country, with around 30 chapters across both islands.
Media access to the Mob is rare, which is why this photo series by Jono Rotman is kind of a big deal. Jono, who is a Wellington born photographer now living in NYC, cut his teeth capturing New Zealand’s prisons and psychiatric wards, before he took on gang life in 2007. We asked him how he convinced hardened gang members to sit for large format photography, and what he learned along the way.
I cannot even begin to fathom the type of pain these guys endured to get those facial tattoos. That is some of the most intricate artwork I have ever seen inked on someone’s face. They are quite cool yet eerie at the same time.
Apparently Darth Vader enjoys and approves of juicy minced beef sandwiches, and because of his love for these goodies has opted to endorse the product. Who knew the dark side could taste so good?
I recently traveled to Las Vegas on business and had a rare [for me] opportunity to snap some photos from above Sin City – aka Las Vegas – during the descent to McCarran International Airport. While sitting in the comfort of my American Airlines window seat, watching the small world below is quite mesmerizing.
What are you supposed to do in Japan when a large earthquake occurs? One thing you do not do is this: take immediate action to head home. This is an actual poster found plastered around various Tokyo train stations.