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Rubberneck syndrome
« on: May 24, 2016, 13:34:40 »
All images were shot in Ginza, Tokyo.  D750, AF-S24/1.8G, no images were trimmed.
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Re: Rubberneck syndrome
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2016, 13:52:04 »
Great series!

Either your neck is better than mine, or you are using the D750's tilting screen to great effect.

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Re: Rubberneck syndrome
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2016, 13:59:48 »
Very interesting as a series. Cool play on textures & geometry.

I have that lens now. I will try to put it to the same good use as you have shown here. "-)

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Re: Rubberneck syndrome
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2016, 15:00:39 »
Thanks for kind comments!

Peter, I used the OVF exclusively.  Even though the subject is static, I prefer the fast shutter lag using OVF over the tilting LCD.

Andrea, the lens is so inspiring, which is more important to me than the excellent image quality it offers.
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Re: Rubberneck syndrome
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2016, 15:10:31 »
Great pictures, showing a variety of facades !  :D
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Re: Rubberneck syndrome
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2016, 15:17:19 »
That's a lovely series Akira.
You certainly use your gear well!
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Re: Rubberneck syndrome
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2016, 16:30:32 »
Akira

Very nice series!

I'm not sure the last building fits with thee other very modern architecture , also the light looks different, probably just for the lack of reflective surfaces

Do you warm up your neck before this sessions? :)
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Re: Rubberneck syndrome
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2016, 18:00:47 »
lovely series - and well captured
I would have fallen over
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Re: Rubberneck syndrome
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2016, 02:06:35 »
Thank you, folks, for stopping by and commenting!

Jacques, the buildings newly built recently in Tokyo have interesting facades.

Jakov, I hope so.  I love the AOV of 24mm!

Armando, your notion makes sense.  But, the images were intended as parts of the set, and I thought the old building would give a nice variation to this series.  Also, Ginza is a popular place of tourists for shopping, and I thought "rubberneck" is a fitting title.  It was pretty hot yesterday, so I didn't need to warm up.  :)

Elsa, LOL!  You would then need to carry a large cushion!
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Re: Rubberneck syndrome
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2016, 10:20:53 »
Nice variety in texture, Akira. The first one with the 2 protruding poles made me think of a stealth Star Trek ship :)
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Re: Rubberneck syndrome
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2016, 11:18:00 »
Bruno, thanks!

The facades of most modern buildings indeed look like the surface of some SF starships.  :)
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Re: Rubberneck syndrome
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2016, 17:05:42 »
Delightfully dizzying (a valid word?). Lovely lines and graphic depictions.
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Re: Rubberneck syndrome
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2016, 19:16:10 »
I have had similar neck-workouts myself, but maybe not so many on the same day. I hope your neck isn't too sore. I like the first one best, with all the intersecting lines. But also the third with all the crossing diagonals.
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Re: Rubberneck syndrome
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2016, 04:18:00 »
Bob, thanks for the comment.  Yes, that makes prefect sense.  :)

Kjetil, thanks for your concern.  :)  I liked the steep perspective which compresses the patterns of the facades and gives completely different look to them.
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Re: Rubberneck syndrome
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2016, 12:31:30 »
Akira,

Interesting way to look at these buildings from the bottom up.

Also, the first four are so contemporary and the fifth offers a nice old fashioned contrast by comparison.

Well done.