A series of portraits 11PM~2AM

Jul 28, 2020,16:33 PM

From an overnight trip to Niseko, Hokkaido 27-Feb-2013

Now, during a time of self imposed no-travel, a chance to revisit one of my favorite prefectures...

An epic evening of bar hopping in sub-zero weather... 
carrying the Canon 5DII and EF35mm f/1.4L

Thanks for looking,

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These are beautiful Casey, really captures of the happiness, and connections

 By: Ted-Lo : July 28th, 2020-17:22
of that particular moment. Looks like everyone had a blast, happy you brought your trusty camera along to be able to "freeze" time.
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Thanks Ted... it was a great evening.

 By: cshimokita : July 28th, 2020-17:46
We ended up around 3AM and up at 6AM for breakfast, not sure how I did that ; )
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Wow, debauchery at its best, ;)

 By: Ted-Lo : July 28th, 2020-17:48
I would be sleeping around breakfast! I love sleep too much. There isn't much that can keep me up these days outside worry, and a project that is due but also late. Other than that, I just sleep. zzzzzzzz Naps are the best!!
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If I sleep past 5:30~6:00 AM it's a wasted day ; )

 By: cshimokita : July 28th, 2020-19:32
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Love these Casey. 2nd and 2nd to last are my favourites.

 By: Jay (Eire) : July 28th, 2020-17:54
Miss that place, not sure when I’ll get back there again.
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That second photo was my co-adventurer for the evening...

 By: cshimokita : July 28th, 2020-19:41
and I hear you about the second-to-last portrait... that guy was a snowboarder standing just outside the entrance to one of the bars... . Niseko is a great destination, but there are many choices in Hokkaido or Hakuba in Nagano... I haven't skied in years... 
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Yes, there will be time.

 By: Jay (Eire) : July 29th, 2020-03:40
We were supposed to be there right now actually, in Tokyo and a side trip to Hokkaido. Next year hopefully, if it can happen.
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Those were the days my friend! :) [nt]

 By: fernando : July 28th, 2020-18:43
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and looking forward to the next opportunity...

 By: cshimokita : July 28th, 2020-19:43
for sure there will be new good times ahead... but maybe not as intense ; ) Casey
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Well captured, Casey!

 By: ChristianDK : July 28th, 2020-19:53
I feel like being there and the warm atmosphere.
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It was just the right balance of good friends and great location...

 By: cshimokita : July 29th, 2020-00:26
My buddy visits from Hawaii once a year and loves skiing so we met up in Hokkaido... it was a candid evening... Casey
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It was a very prolific evening evening...

 By: cshimokita : July 29th, 2020-00:32
everyone was having a relaxed time, most after a long day on the slopes... we kept running into the same revelers or moved from place to place as a group... perfect atmosphere for portraits... Casey
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The low light guy is holding his snowboard

 By: cshimokita : July 29th, 2020-14:09
standing at next to the entrance... maybe waiting for his girlfriend. I met him later at a different pub where they were together. IMHO it's a good combo from Canon... enough improvement from the 5D... which was an exceptional FF camera introduction at th... 
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I picked up the 85mm when I still had the 30D...

 By: cshimokita : July 30th, 2020-01:14
same sensor size as the 350D... didn't see much use with the APS-C format ; ) In general I am a big fan of 100mm (range), I have five.... Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro Canon S-Mount 135mm f/3.5 Pentax M42 SMC Takumar 135mm f/3.5 Nikon Ai'ed Nikkor-P 10.5cm f... 
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 By: TheMadDruid : July 29th, 2020-07:33
Must have been a blast to get back to roving and shooting. I love the second shot-truly a night shot.
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Thanks TMD...

 By: cshimokita : July 29th, 2020-14:13
I really miss moving around the city or remote photo shoots... I was set at ISO 100 (no flash), could have opted for 1600 with the 5DII, so definitely "low light" ; ) Casey
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There was the time

 By: Quan : July 29th, 2020-22:50
and when will it resume........very nice Casey btw, I like the second last the most
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Thanks Quan...

 By: cshimokita : July 30th, 2020-00:49
It takes some time... I appreciate your kind words. Casey
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thanks for sharing the beautiful photos, Casey!

 By: terbaboom : July 31st, 2020-20:30
we've been travelling to Hokkaido every yearend for the past few years and still have the bookings for air tickets and accommodation for this yearend. hoping we don't have to cancel ...  
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Thanks for the comment and photo 'terbaboom'

 By: cshimokita : July 31st, 2020-22:53
Nice photo, may I ask were it was taken... ? Hope your travels work out for the 2020-21 winter season... not too optimistic for the rest of 2020 at this point. Take care, Casey
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thanks! the photo was taken on one of the slopes in Sahoro

 By: terbaboom : August 1st, 2020-01:14
take care too! and enjoy the rest of the weekend!
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I have been to the Mt. Moiwa Summit Observation Deck

 By: cshimokita : August 1st, 2020-01:24
in Sapporo... beautiful view of the city, particularly after dark... Casey
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