Rain sucks. Most people hate it. Shoes and socks get wet, people have to buy umbrellas, accidents occur more often, and readjust their schedules due to delays.
But for me, I LOVE the rain. Not only is it refreshing after a rainy day, but the way it changes the mood of any city is captivating. Before I moved to Tokyo, I've always had this image of what metropolitan Tokyo was like: a grungy, crowded city (similar to Hong Kong) lined with neon lights and business establishments stacked on top of each other.
I had this grand plan to hit up 3-4 different locations, but ended up stopping after the second one because... well.... it was the middle of January so it was FREEZING COLD outside!
To capture the mood of a rainy Tokyo, I went to Shimbashi and Shibuya. Check out the YouTube video I made of my adventure.
Recreating the mood and atmosphere I had in my head required some photo editing. But I'm happy to say I was able to convey it in the photographs below! Check them out and let me know what you think!
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MY EQUIPMENT LIST
As I continue to create photos with this set up, I really start to appreciate the age-old saying that "it's the photographer that creates the photo; the equipment are only the tools they use." I gave up a very, VERY good Sony A7s for a APS-C sensor sized camera with "less" capabilities. In the end, if the camera and lenses can do what I need it to do, it'll help me create some magic!
*Sony mirrorless camera: http://amzn.to/2ngJ89I
*Sony E-mount lens (wide angle): http://amzn.to/2DRmaRf
*Sony E-mount lens (telephoto prime): http://amzn.to/2EceiHo
*Gimbal Stabilizer for video: http://amzn.to/2Fg8Dj5
*I love this dual camera strap: http://amzn.to/2EemvLz