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Every time I see an interesting thumbnail of a photo and upon seeing the large size, I realise it’s tilt-shifted, I shiver. Why does it feel so wrong on such a visceral visual level?

Because they steal our space. (more…)
November 25, 2009  Leave your thoughts

Today the great HDR photographer/traveller Trey Ratcliff (aka stuckincustoms) tweeted a new photo from Tokyo, one of my favourite places. I clicked immediately to check it out and it was awesome as always. But this time he wrote a challenge to his fans to identify the place where the photo was taken. I was hooked, because I love these things: Geography, Tokyo, Challenge.

The place photographed is a very luxurious bar, unknown to me, because I haven’t visited any posh bars in Tokyo yet. I focused on the amazing blue-hour view out of the window. The one instantly recognisable thing out there was the Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills – the bigger one, not to be confused with another Mori skyscraper near Tokyo Tower. This narrowed down the location to Roppongi Hills. Good, but it’s huge, what’s next? (more…)

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November 27, 2007  Leave your thoughts