zelda, bunnies and clowns

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As I promised in yesterday’s post today some more pictures from Japan day in colour. It’s quite obvious why I left them in colour, although one or two might have also worked in black and white.

All pictures taken with: Olympus Pen E-PL3 and Panasonic Lumix 20mm f/1.7 ASPH.

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Zelda characters.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Must have been hot in that costume!

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

© Lilly Schwartz 2014

There was a couple having a wedding in the midst of all this mess! I’d call that bad planning.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Slightly odd portrait.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Yellow.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

I rather like the bunnies, but I think the best part is the strange guy on the left with his bottle of booze.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Even the camera is pink.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

More free hugs from some pokemon character.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

Even the weird ones need a rest.

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© Lilly Schwartz 2014

There is nothing quite as scary as a clown! I took one picture and got away as fast as I could. I guess if there was the clown from It on the street I’d still find the time to take a picture before I’d run away screaming.

Comments

  • I must say that I found this colour episode most refreshing. B&W all the time can become a bit monotonous, if you’ll pardon the pun. “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”

    • Lilly Schwartz

      Ah, I’m glad I could mix things up a bit! I personally much prefer black and white and only resort to colour when the pictures would lose something with the black and white conversion. The problem with colour is that I just don’t like the mess these digital sensors are producing. Most digital cameras have no IR shielding and so the reds are usually screwed up. Besides colour noise is just terrible and at least in Berlin I used to shoot a lot at ISO 1600 … impossible in colour with the sensor of my Olympus. Black and white became a habit already because of that. I’m trying to be less dogmatic lately and so I’ve decided to keep the colour if the picture would be hard to understand in black and white or if it would lose something essential in the conversion. Of course, in analog photography it’s a bit more difficult. I tend to like colour film a lot more than digital output – especially Kodak Ektar -, but at the moment I can’t process it myself, which makes it a price and convenience question. I might do some analog colour projects at some point though. Digital I will stick to the “only when I can’t avoid it” policy.

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