August is filled with festivals in Japan. So you are very likely to bump into something festive going on anywhere you go.
The main street in Ginza is pedestrianised every Saturday and Sunday but yesterday they had a 'yukata matsuri' on there. The yukata is a summer kimono. Matsuri is the japanese word for festival.
Loads of lovely people out in beautiful yukata.
Great day to be out with the camera.
Have looked back at a few of these in colour, but monochrome just seems to work better for me. It was the mood I was in yesterday anyway and – as usual when I am in that mood – I am shooting direct to monochrome in the camera.
Nikkor 135mm f/2 AF-DC @ f/2 and the 1.2crop setting [giving me about 160mm on the lens and 25MP files]
Finding having set my Fn [function button] on the D800E to the crop settings is a great especially when I want to carry less gear and get three focal lengths out of a prime. In this case 135mm and 36MP at FX, 160mm and 25MP at 1.2 crop and 200mm and 20MP at DX.
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