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Showa Kinen Park

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Welcome to Showa Kinen Park… frankly speaking, the statue reminds me of Selamat Datang Monument in Jakarta :D…

Sometime ago, I went to this park with Q. This probably will be our last autumn/fall in Japan, so we want to make the best of it.

Showa Kinen Park is huge and nice at the same time. They also have rental bike, but we didn’t go for it because we want to take pictures. Walking is a better choice — although at the end, we failed to explore the whole place :D…

I took a lot of photos — but today, I’m going to share only the “landscape” ones…

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Just like most of the time, I was more interested in the people than the landscape :D…

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Don’t forget the mandatory shot: under the Gingko Tree… (might look better if I took this with longer lens — with lens compression)

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Not sure why, but there were helicopters passing by every 10 minutes or so.

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Dried plants by the lake… yes, this park has several small lakes in it…

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And also one big field, with one big interesting tree in the middle…

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Saw a lot of photographers there — with impressive gears like big long lens and tripod. Interestingly, most of them are ojii-san (old man).

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Not all came to enjoy the view; some came to enjoy a nap under a bald tree.

For more info, go to the official site (link: Showa Kinen Park)

Side Story:

I know, the sky looks weird. I would blame my skills on using CPL for that :D…

*Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan


10 responses

  1. Lovely set fella. Some awesome colours there :o)

    December 15, 2011 at 20:47

    • Thanks, mate…
      I still need to learn the CPL effects, though. I can’t really see the effect when I peek the viewfinder.

      December 15, 2011 at 20:57

      • Is it because your glasses that you can’t see the CPL effect on the viewfinder? Btw, nice pictures… making me want to process my pictures too.

        December 15, 2011 at 21:23

        • No, I don’t think it was because of the glasses.
          To think of it, I just wasn’t paying enough attention on the effect when peeking at the viewfinder, and examining result thru the LCD wasn’t really helpful too.

          Lesson learned: I should slow down and play with the CPL disc before taking any shot. :D

          December 15, 2011 at 21:34

  2. Eh, don’t get back to Jakarta dulu lah.
    Wait for me ya. February, February…. :-D

    December 16, 2011 at 23:06

    • Don’t worry, I think we are still here in February :-)…

      December 17, 2011 at 09:06

  3. Rdi

    make filter naon ieu?
    lensa na polllll

    December 18, 2011 at 02:31

    • Nuhun kang Rdi. Filter make CPL Kenko 52mm.

      *punten komentarna rada diedit. Urang semi-anonim euy di blog iyeu…

      December 18, 2011 at 07:14

  4. Beautiful park! Love the trees there! Beautiful!

    January 8, 2012 at 19:53

    • Glad that you enjoy it, Helder. You should come here during autumn or spring. The parks are just beautiful.

      January 8, 2012 at 20:42

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