Osaka to Tokyo

Do These Glasses Make me look Gay?

Hehe…  My friend Scott Kublin took a photo of me and put it on Flickr.  Once a photo is on Flickr, it can be added by any user to a Gallery.  Today I found out that I’ve been added to what appears to be a rather gay-sounding gallery with an Italian name, which my browser translates as “Pretty Boys (or Fine Boys) with Glasses”.  Haha… I don’t know how I ended up in there…  I consider this quite an achievement, since I figure that gay Italians are even more picky than the average gay.  Although, this is pure speculation on my part…

You can see the Chicos lindos con Lentes Flickr Gallery Here.

That was a nice picture from Scott, eh?  I wasn’t posing… just deep in thought about something that I am sure was important at the time.  BTW, Scott was one of my students and really helped out a lot with the workshop we had down in Austin. Word has it that he will be joining us in London for the workshop there too…. so maybe he will work some of his portrait magic on some of our London peeps too! 🙂

Daily Photo – From Osaka to Tokyo

I’m not too far from popping over to Japan for a bit for the Tokyo Workshop. This time, I’m flying into Osaka, which is connected to their amazing bullet train network. Did you know that you can buy a bullet train pass from outside the country for a fraction of the price? And for that, you get unlimited bullet train usage all over the country… what a deal!

This was shot from atop one of Tokyo’s biggest towers. I’ve yet to have any trouble shooting in Tokyo with a tripod, and I hope writing that does not jinx me!

  • Beautiful HDR pictures! – i just found your website today, would have loved to pop up to tokyo (i am based in Osaka) for learning more in your workshop – but have already other commitments next weekend. Maybe next year 😉

  • Really sorry to hear you’re coming to Tokyo this weekend, because I’m dying to attend but am unable to since a friend’s wedding bells are calling me away. I considered leaving immediately after the wedding on Friday, but my girlfriend would be none to happy that I ditched our weekend plans in Osaka/Kyoto which she’ll fly over for. If you happen to be staying in Osaka on Friday, let me know. I’ll pay you $50 to teach me HDR in 30 minutes. 🙂 Cheers, and good luck in Tokyo. Hopefully you’ll come back again soon so I can attend a workshop.

  • casusan

    Beautiful night shot Trey! Love the photo of you too!

  • Nic

    About the first part of the post: wear glasses if they’re comfortable and you like them. You shouldn’t worry about what others think.

    Anyway, I really like today’s HDR, there’s so many colors you wouldn’t even think it’s a real city! I have to go to Tokyo someday…

  • This is a fantastic night shot.

  • Sara

    Chicos lindos just means “cute guys”, and considering the person who made the group is a woman, i don’t think you have to worry about your masculinity 🙂

    Great shot, as always–this is the first site i go to when i boot up the computer.

  • I don’t know about the glasses but the wedding band tells a different story.

  • Not that there is anything wrong with that. Seinfeld

  • hehe thanks

    Nic – it’s no problem… hehe I don’t mind at all 🙂

    Thomas haha

  • Certain places in Tokyo and a few of the observatories are starting to prohibit tripods. Within the city it’s not a problem but then again I don’t usually carry a tripod around.

    I’ve also found, in terms of street shooting…if you’re foreign you can get away with a lot. People will even SMILE at you, the random foreigner, taking their photo… But for me who’s Japanese? Ooooh do I get some dirty dirty looks sometimes… Oh well.

    Looking forward to the workshop!! …btw…which tower was this shot from? At first I thought the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building but Tokyo Tower seems too close.

  • Tyler

    Gorgeous picture; very evocative of how it feels looking down on Tokyo from above. Was it taken from the Landmark Tower?

  • yes, the author of the flickr gallery is a woman form Venezuela, so she’s not italian, althought it seems that she speaks a little bit of it.

  • Looks like it was taken from the Mori Tower. Ahh, I will be heading back to Japan on July 3rd. Cannot wait to be back. These beautiful photos have set my heart pumping.

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