Photographs from a small group of islands
Jul 20 2016 19 Comments
7/20/2016 at 11:21 am
Very cool. 🙂 I really like the positioning and the expressions. Great moment!
7/20/2016 at 5:54 pm
Thanks! My initial aim was to just take a photo of the man on the chopper, then fortunately the fella on the scooter rolled up. He timed it perfectly for me.
7/20/2016 at 7:19 pm
Dunno about those guys, but I sure do like that little fiat behind them 🙂
7/20/2016 at 8:38 pm
Likewise. Lovely little cars, aren’t they? Even more so the sporty version which that one seems to be. I’d be very happy to be behind the wheel of one of those.
7/21/2016 at 4:43 am
Yeah, like Jeremy Clarkson once said the Abarth 500 just screams “I’m a little Lamborghini!!!” – very cool little cars.
Nice shot, love the expressions!
7/21/2016 at 8:56 am
They are. Perfect size for a city like Tokyo too.
Thanks! Very pleased with the way it all worked out.
7/20/2016 at 9:06 pm
I was worried about what the store behind the Harley guy was selling, but the vertical sign cleared it up for me. Another wonderful picture Lee.
7/20/2016 at 11:14 pm
Haha, well spotted. Hadn’t noticed that at all!
And thank you very much. Very pleased the way it came out.
7/22/2016 at 5:06 am
LOL I thought the same thing!
7/20/2016 at 10:15 pm
You always seem to be ready when circumstances like this happen. One of the many reasons you are a professional photographer I imagine 🙂
Of the many many contrasts its the expressions I love most. On the one side the trying-damn-hard-not-to-look-smug-and-failing expression from the denim and leather clad motorcycle boy on the grunge Harley, and on the other side the resigned why-is-there-always-a-photographer-when-this-happens look of the boardwalk-wear dressed scooter kid on the shiny Yamaha. Brilliant.
7/20/2016 at 11:22 pm
Got to admit, this was very much good luck. As I mentioned above, at first I was just taking a photo of the man on the chopper, then the other fella very fortunately rolled up. On the other hand, I suppose I could claim that you make your own luck!
Haha, the expressions are a bit special, aren’t they? To be honest, they particularly appeal as I can completely empathise with the not so cool bloke on the scooter…
7/21/2016 at 2:59 am
a nice contrast is how the chopper looks well used, a bit dirty, but it shows that it is made to exact specifications. the scooter on the other hand looks brand new. I’d much rather use something old but made for me, than a brand new stock.
how bright was the street? it looks heavily overcast, but the details are awesome and sharp.
oh, and those lovely double glasses on the scooter guy
7/21/2016 at 9:00 am
Likewise. Have to be the chopper everyday.
It was more hazy than overcast, so relatively bright at times. Certainly was when I took the photo. That’s why the details came out so well. And me too. Those glasses definitely add to the shot.
7/21/2016 at 11:09 am
Bee or beast? The former might take a little less time to insure, and leave enough change for a nice pair of Doc Martens.
7/21/2016 at 4:07 pm
Yeah, a very touch call in regards cost. But pretty easy when it comes to looks.
7/22/2016 at 5:11 am
I love how the guy on the hog still looks like a pleasant chap, who’d give you directions very cordially if you asked, or who’d help an old lady across the street. Or a guy who’d morph into a super hero and save the city from some kinda crazy lobster monster LOL
7/22/2016 at 10:38 am
Yes, he seemed like a very nice fella indeed. He clocked me taking a second photo and gave me a big, warm smile. The scooter rider, on the other hand, didn’t!
Hans ter Horst says
7/22/2016 at 3:04 pm
As long as they don’t ride around and around revving their motors all night followed by police cars with the sirens on; they kept my up all night on several occasions although lately I haven’t heard them, those Bōsōzoku.
7/22/2016 at 6:37 pm
I’m pretty confident the fella on the chopper wouldn’t. He really didn’t seem the type.
They are a dying breed from everything I’ve read and seen. Numbers are down massively, and it’s hard to imagine that changing. Personally I must admit I find them fascinating, and always enjoy seeing them. But it’s easy to say that when you haven’t been kept awake by them like you’ve experienced. In areas that they regularly ride around, they must be an absolute nightmare.
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