A couple of TBT night photograhs from the archive...

Mar 14, 2019,17:23 PM
 

Moon over Hanzamon - October 2013: From a traffic meridian on 新宿通り (Shinjuku Street) between 半蔵門駅 (Hanzomon Station) and 半蔵門 (Hanzomon 'Gate') looking toward the 皇居 (Imperial Palace)... BTW a great location for cherry blossom viewing...



Passing train - October 2012: The old 下北沢駅 (Shimokitazawa Station) Crossing before they put the tracks underground


Thanks for looking,
Casey

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The moon is quite nice,

 
 By: Adamska : March 14th, 2019-17:30
but that train shot is particularly effective . Thanks for the post. Cheers, Filip

Thanks Filip...

 
 By: cshimokita : March 15th, 2019-00:58
For me It's also a good memory as I use to live in Shimokita zawa... Casey (aka cshimokita)

:)

 
 By: Adamska : March 15th, 2019-12:54
Indeed, very nice play on the words involved! Cheers, Filip

hahaha... if you break the location name down

 
 By: cshimokita : March 15th, 2019-15:02
you get all kinds of word play ; )

Um,

 
 By: Adamska : March 15th, 2019-15:06
I can only say that in the Serbian language Shimokita would most closely translate as jerk-off :O...

hahaha.... words in 2nd & 3rd languages...

 
 By: cshimokita : March 15th, 2019-17:27
The literal translation of 下 北沢 (Shimokitazawa) is "Below the North Swamp" of which (I believe) there was a physical swamp in the area that is north-ish of Tokyo... there is also a 上 北沢 (Kamikitazawa) "Above the North Swamp"... the first kanji is below an... 

Interesting....

 
 By: Adamska : March 15th, 2019-18:04
translation indeed! Thank you for pointing out how the characters work out, when you do so it seems rather obvious to an untrained eye . I can rather easily imagine that the word in question has a slang connotation referring to a person's private parts xD... 

Beautiful Moon

 
 By: Gelato Monster : March 14th, 2019-17:53
Looking so deadly

Thank you Gelato Monster...

 
 By: cshimokita : March 15th, 2019-00:56
great description of the October moon ; ) Casey

One of my favorites as well Nico...

 
 By: cshimokita : March 15th, 2019-01:00
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I love street photography at night...

 
 By: JLCman : March 15th, 2019-00:50
Especially the train shot shows quite some quality 👍🏻

Thanks JLCman...

 
 By: cshimokita : March 15th, 2019-01:02
as well, I enjoy shooting after the sun goes down... it was definitely Fuji Neopan, and most likely ISO 100... tripod and the 50mm ... do I ever us a different lens ; )

Thanks George...

 
 By: cshimokita : March 15th, 2019-02:10
I was fortunate in that the individuals didn't move around as the train passed. At night with the Nikon F3 I normally put the exposure to aperture priority with between -2 and -1 compensation depending on the amount of ambient light... further with the pa... 

Your B&W shots are spectacular, Casey!

 
 By: drg : March 15th, 2019-12:02
You prefer film over digital? 🍻

I enjoy and use both film and digital...

 
 By: cshimokita : March 15th, 2019-14:55
With film I was able to build up a 'nice kit' with a good range of prime lenses for a reasonable price... Nikon F3P with a F3HP as a back-up body... lenses include the AI'ed Nikkor-H 2.8cm f/3.5 & Nikkor-P 10.5cm f/2.5 and AI-S 20mm f/2.8, 35mm f/1.4,... 

Agree...

 
 By: mdg : March 15th, 2019-14:23
...the Palace is a fantastic place for cherry blossoms...too bad I will miss it this year.

That side of the Palace is one of my favorite spots....

 
 By: cshimokita : March 15th, 2019-15:00
and blossom time is almost upon us... The plumb blossoms are out and already past their peak on some trees... naturally it's turning cold and rainy as it is want to do this time of year... hoping for some blue skies and warm evenings, but you never know.....