Ever since I bought my dslr camera back in March of 2013, I am seeing natural lightings differently. I will admit the pictures I have taken in the past were garbage. Only 1% of it were somewhat decent. Like most, I too, were taken photos in auto mode. Who wouldn't. It was quick and easy to setup. No need to understand, iso, f-stops, shutter speed mumbo jumbo. Let the camera do all that. Although the photos may looked ok, I see now that it were not. The composition was bad. Nearly all shots were either over or under exposed. Blurred photos. Heck, anyone can point and shoot. It's how you point and shoot makes a whirl of difference. No, I am not a pro in photography, just an enthusiast who should have started taken photos correctly a long time ago. Getting out of auto mode was just a kick start. Let the learning curve begin.

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I missed last year's Christmas Illumination lighting in Tokyo Midtown, so I decided to go this year's. It's more than likely that it will be the same. The only difference is the weather maybe freezing cold. It's better than having it to rain I suppose. As it turned out, the weather was perfect. No rain was forecast; the temperature wasn't as cold either.

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Across the street from my house rest a vacant 2-story building that has not been in operation for over 10 years. When I say across the street, I really mean across the street. The distance from my side of the house to the other side is about 50 feet. Why am I writing about this furui (old) building? We were told that a company had purchased this land and will be building an apartment here, hence the newly built temporary gate in the distance. The gate was put up to deter cars from parking in that lot. Myself included.

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Last year in July of 2009, I had a chance to check out the famous Gundam robot. The life-size robot stood 18 meters (59`) tall over looking Tokyo bridge in Odaiba. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Gundam was open for viewing in Odaiba island for 2 months. The admission was free of charge.

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