Akihabara Wideangle

First shots from the wide angle Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM. Sorry for the lack of interesting subject matter, this was kind of an off-the-cuff series of snaps as I walked around Akihabara.

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Pedestrians headed home after a long days work…

The weather has been getting warm and damp recently, reminding me that the incredibly humid and uncomfortable rainy season is just around the corner. Which, when added to the daily grind of a life that consists of working and studying and then doing it all again the next day, makes for a very blahhhhh panda.

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The lovely K mugging for the camera

But enough complaining out of me. Enjoy the pictures and I hope to post something of more substance sometime soon! (but don’t hold your breath!)

More pictures after the jump!

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The bamboo grove in wide angled 10mm glory

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The LAOX store in Akihabara looming in the distance…

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K wanted to buy some capsule toys…

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‘M’ is for ‘MichaelPanda’…? (mmm, burgerking…)

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Shopping for bargains in the Akihabara back streets

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The road near the back of the station…

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The blurred rush towards the ticket gate home…

That’s it for now! Thanks for reading!

Now listening to: Armin van Buuren featuring Gabriel & Dresden – Zocalo

7 Reactions

  1. Flaffer

    For an “off-the-cuff” series, there are some great images!

  2. michaelpanda

    Thanks! I’m still getting used to this new lens, but I absolutely *love* how much I can fit in frame with every shot. I can’t wait to go up to the top of some tall buildings downtown and see how much of the sprawling metropolis I can capture!

  3. moritheil

    One might argue that Akihabara is itself an interesting subject, at least due to what it seems to symbolize.
    As always, excellent photographs.

  4. SabineM

    I have lens envy!
    This time next week I am in LA SUISSE!
    haven’t packed yet!
    I will find something nice for a panda in Switzerland…

  5. Anonymous

    pizza, strawberry rice crispy treats, doritos, cheese, ice cream, and lots of vanilla smirnoff vodka. it was an angry day ahahah.
    what happened to your car?
    i never get bored looking at your pictures! and i love the curtains in your bedroom.

  6. 6th Floor Blogger

    That capsule store looks very..interesting. What are capsule toys anyway, they certainly don’t look like the vending machine junk you get in Supermarkets here.

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