It is my first time trying to capture lightning. It does not happen a lot in Vancouver and therefore I don’t get a lot of practise. Tonight I just happened to be at home and the camera batter is charged so I played a little. It is a lot of fun.
Setting the camera to shoot at 4 sec shutter speed helps a lot. Since I don’t have a remote for the Sony camera, I had to hold on to the shutter button so that it shoots continuously. Of the ~200 shots I took, this is the only one I can share. The other 190+ shots didn’t catch any lightning. The few that did, not all are nice.
It is kind of like fishing, except no life is harmed from shooting lightning with a camera :)
We caught the last day of Tori no Ichi at Juzaisan Chokoku-ji (Temple of Tori) in Asakusa. Many people came here to pray for good health, good fortune and good business. Tori no Ichi is an annual event held in November.
After getting back to Tokyo, we are off to meeting some friends in Ikebukuro. In the past couple of trips, we visited Ikebukuro a lot because we love to shop there. This time, we are here to see friends and meet new people and it was just great coming back here for a brief visit.
We managed to visit Kinkaku-ji during out brief visit in Kyoto. We were a bit exhausted from the amount of tourists around us at Kinkaku-ji that we decided to head back to Osaka earlier. At this time of the year, the sun sets rather early and I just feel that it wasn’t going to be easy to navigate on buses at night.
Otaroad (オタロード) is Osaka’s version of Akiba. There you will find tones of toys, games, anime and manga related merchandise. There are lots of shops that sell great collection of otaku related goods and if you are into Japanese anime and manga, you are in for a treat.