Alain in Japan 2011-2012
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AlainPhoto
Registered: Jun 14, 2006
Total Posts: 482
Country: France

Hello everyone !

I am back posting more japan images. I have been shooting there every year since 2004, but I had not posted much from 2011-2012, so there we go.

You can clic links above each photo to see HD versions on my website. Also you will find many more images there, plus a short description for each image with some wikipedia links too.
This link will take ou there and in HD : http://www.alaindavreux.com/index.php?page=home&s=1920

All images are shot with 1D4, and then mostly 85II, 200 2.0, 24II, and some other ones.

I hope you enjoy those !

Alain

#0 (because that one is from 2010 )
http://www.alaindavreux.com/index.php?page=4-009-390-1&s=1920






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http://www.alaindavreux.com/index.php?page=4-049-439-1&s=1920






2
http://www.alaindavreux.com/index.php?page=4-038-551-1&s=1920






3
http://www.alaindavreux.com/index.php?page=4-048-682-1&s=1920






4
http://www.alaindavreux.com/index.php?page=4-048-883-1&s=1920






5
http://www.alaindavreux.com/index.php?page=4-047-577-1&s=1920






6
http://www.alaindavreux.com/index.php?page=4-038-252-1&s=1920






7
http://www.alaindavreux.com/index.php?page=4-038-127-1&s=1920






8
http://www.alaindavreux.com/index.php?page=4-035-028-1&s=1920







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poshyp
Registered: Aug 23, 2005
Total Posts: 271
Country: N/A

Very nice.



Mert
Registered: Apr 16, 2004
Total Posts: 2449
Country: Turkey

Very good photo's but I think number 1 is special



Richard Booth
Registered: Oct 02, 2003
Total Posts: 1259
Country: United States

Nice to see you back. Your work is always stunning and inspirational.

Richard



derry1
Registered: Jun 29, 2009
Total Posts: 1262
Country: United States

#2 just pulls me into the photo,, +10 for sure

Yeow


Derry



Velu01
Registered: Aug 24, 2003
Total Posts: 2586
Country: Belgium

As from today I "decided" to frequent FM more often and start posting again.

Your contribution prooves my right ... getting inspired ...

Lovely serie !

Thanks
Rgds

Velu

PS #2 TS-E 24II ?



AlainPhoto
Registered: Jun 14, 2006
Total Posts: 482
Country: France

Thank you guys ! I'll post more later

Velu > yes, TS-E 24II it is



larhouser
Registered: Mar 16, 2008
Total Posts: 261
Country: United States

You suck and I hate you.

Gonna go pout in a corner now and pet the green beast that is my jealousy.



HLPoulos
Registered: Aug 10, 2009
Total Posts: 811
Country: United States

I'm so glad you're back. I had just about given up that we wouldn't be seeing any more of your work. Thanks for sharing these; can't wait to see more.
Haley



Ed Swift
Registered: Jul 03, 2009
Total Posts: 1682
Country: United Kingdom

Lovely set, I remember seeing your work some time ago, it's good to see more.

1 is fantastic.



vilimo
Registered: Sep 26, 2005
Total Posts: 910
Country: United States

Long time no see Alain ... great photos. Looking forward to see more.



picajun
Registered: Apr 05, 2010
Total Posts: 389
Country: United States

Amazing Alain. Beautiful shots. #0 leaves me speechless.



AlainPhoto
Registered: Jun 14, 2006
Total Posts: 482
Country: France

well, 2012 proven to be a poor photo year, same as 2011, but the good news is that 2013 will be considerably better

http://www.alaindavreux.com/index.php?page=4-048-848-1&s=1920






http://www.alaindavreux.com/index.php?page=4-028-606-1&s=1920






airjrdn
Registered: Feb 11, 2012
Total Posts: 66
Country: United States

Beautiful images.

I was specifically looking for the shutter speed for #4 and saw that the word "forbidden" is misspelled in your copyright clause in the EXIF data.



AlainPhoto
Registered: Jun 14, 2006
Total Posts: 482
Country: France

no excuse for my poor writing

The Yabusame shot is 1/1250, f2, ISO200, 200mm f2.0, 1D4, neutral, AWB. The horse was at full speed.
The image is blurry, but it is the best instant I could get, so I posted it, even if blurry has always been a no-go for me otherwise.



Steady Hand
Registered: Dec 03, 2007
Total Posts: 15593
Country: United States

Howdy Alain,

What follows is written in a truly friendly tone of voice and any questions are friendly questions asked to better understand what YOU see as a photographer and what you know about the subject (Japan traditional subjects) etc. Everything is a friendly question, asked because of friendly curiosity.

_________

I have enjoyed seeing your very nice photos of Japan in the past. They are special.

I see in your last comments in this topic that you consider 2011 and 2012 to be poor years for your work there.

I am curious about what you feel made the difference (why poor years?).

Was it a difference in places you saw or events you attended?

Or a difference in technique or use of tools (or new lens etc.)?

I wish you the best in continuing your series on Japan, as in the past you demonstrated a beautiful view of that part of the world.



AlainPhoto
Registered: Jun 14, 2006
Total Posts: 482
Country: France

Hello !

Thank you very much for the nice comment Yes, Japan can be a wonderful place, and I am very fortunate to witness this side of Japan life.

The reason I wrote 2011-2012 has been poor in the photography side is purely personal. I lacked the energy and therefore time to go out and shoot, while I am struggling to refresh creativity. I had many other elements unfolding on my personal and professional lives (very positive but time consuming), and I maintained sport but had to let go of photo. I did a few events, and got good images because the events were fantastic, but no challenged myself truly. That does not means it

I now have taken steps to have much more time in 2013, for many things including mostly photography and Japanese language.

That's what I meant

Thanks again for the nice comments. It should go to my models.

Alain



Steady Hand
Registered: Dec 03, 2007
Total Posts: 15593
Country: United States

I see. Thanks for the reply and answer.

Refreshing creativity is something that all artists and photographers face.

With your tools, technical skills and eye for composition, I can imagine that if you apply yourself to any new subjects in Japan (e.g. different from the festival and costume images), that you will no doubt show us a creative and nice view of that new subject too.



Jonathan Huynh
Registered: May 01, 2003
Total Posts: 9274
Country: United States

Beautiful images.
thanks for sharing.



AlainPhoto
Registered: Jun 14, 2006
Total Posts: 482
Country: France

Jonathan > thanks ! I'm glad you like them

Steady Hand > well it was not only creativity but mostly time and energy, I have other responsibilities who are really really time consuming.

Thanks for the comment, but I am pretty sure I won't do as good on non-traditionnal subjects, for one simple reason : I really love traditionnal subjects, that's not true of the rest.

I love nature but it is very hard to make perosnnal and original images, plus I don't like to tweak images (seems almost unavoidable if you want an eye-candy landscape shot nowadays ...), plus it really requiers crazy amount of time (and transportation costs) to get THE good light. But I'm working on a little something that fly and will give me a different point of view on things, so hoppefully 2013 will have some suprises ...

And I am clearly not in love with the modern cities, it's superficial consumer lifestyle, it endless sea of concrete, the beaten and stresses salary man ... you have to love your subjects to take the best out of it, and I am not there yet in the relationship. If you want to see such images, there is one easy reference on the subjects, it's Alfie - he is really talented at getting fantastic images out of the metropolis, check it out www.alfiegoodrich.com




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