Monday, 31 August 2009


After careful thought, I decided to abandon this project. As I frequently have to work late nights, getting a daily photo most days was proving to become a chore, which goes directly against the original aim of the project, that being to breathe new life into my hobby and inspire me. I was also very dissatisfied with the quality of some of the later pictures which lacked substance and interest. I have in the meantime found new and interesting inspirations for photography, so do keep an eye on my Flickr stream for updates.

Thanks again for viewing!

Tuesday, 11 August 2009


41/365, originally uploaded by 神酒 Coal.

First time I've been out of the house since Friday. Discovered these rather intimidating robo-bike stands. Shooting at f/1.4 gave the impression of a larger platoon.

Monday, 10 August 2009


40/365, originally uploaded by 神酒 Coal.

The approaching typhoon had left some interesting cloud patterns. Attempts to capture them without blowing out the ground level proved harder than anticipated.


38/365, originally uploaded by 神酒 Coal.

One week vacation continues in a good way. Handheld using ambient lighting.


39/365, originally uploaded by 神酒 Coal.

Yaprak sarma for balcony picnic. Playing with overexposed back lighting.

Friday, 7 August 2009


37/365, originally uploaded by 神酒 Coal.

And so the week vacation starts, and what a start. Picked this little beauty up for ¥687, with 1.5L of accompanying coke for just ¥168. Wake me up Monday week.

Of course, photographing a glass bottle with flash brings its own trickiness.

Thursday, 6 August 2009


36/365, originally uploaded by 神酒 Coal.

Had the joy here of finding a spot on the road where all passing subjects are lit front and rear by two separate bright light sources, those being the Seiyu Supermarket and the Seven Eleven over the road. This gave some nice effects on the back of the gentleman's shirt and the lady's neck.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009


35/365, originally uploaded by 神酒 Coal.

Practice run of a roast pork I plan to make this weekend. As the lighting on the balcony proved to be so nice, I decided to leave the camera on the same settings and see how this would come out.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009


34/365, originally uploaded by 神酒 Coal.

Noticed while sitting on my balcony how nice the natural lighting is that seeps in from an adjascent building. Decided to see if I could sit still for a long exposure.

Monday, 3 August 2009


33/365, originally uploaded by 神酒 Coal.

Long day at work. Deciding what to drink.


32/365, originally uploaded by 神酒 Coal.

Not entirely sure what was going on, but the choice to shoot it as a long exposure at f/8 seemed to have payed off.

All drinks were half price by the way.

Sunday, 2 August 2009


31/365, originally uploaded by 神酒 Coal.

Not enough wind so got too smokey to get any good fireworks shots, but they're a dime a dozen anyway. Focussed instead on the people enjoying them. Getting the colour temperature right was near impossible due to the ever-changing lightsource, but was able to meter off the white shirt in post.

Saturday, 1 August 2009


30/365, originally uploaded by 神酒 Coal.

After a few hours drinking with a fellow photog at The Tavern, I only had a limited window of opportunity to get today's shot, so decided to play with the extreme lighting eminating from Yokohama Station. After trying various angles and approaches, I found the contrast of light and dark right here had the best balance. Similarity to previous picture noted, but I think this one came out better.