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Shônan-Shinjuku Line, late afternoon.

believe me, it takes lotsa GUTS to take pictures in the train... I was so scared^^
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valentinabr66 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Great!!!
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steeber Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is so familiar. Thanks for capturing it. I wanted to buy one of those long-backed phones as a souvenir. Yes - you don't want to stand out in that crowd.
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FreakyLaurent Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
Intriguing . . .
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Maclunar Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010   Photographer
Why not shoot with a point'n'shoot then? I believe these are soundless. Or get a Leica :-P
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denkyo Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Student Photographer
erm, quality?
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Maclunar Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010   Photographer
What, you're gonna see the difference when scalled down for the web?
No quality issue with Leica for sure, if that's your concern.
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denkyo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Student Photographer
scaled down...
serisously, do you think i'm making photos only for deviantart? or just for the web???

second: i don't happen to have a leica.

third: for me, quality also includes sensitivity to light, RAW photos (for dark situations) and a narrow field of depht. and much much more factors that only an SLR can master.
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Maclunar Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010   Photographer
I don't know what else are you planning to do with this type of street shots. I'm just commenting on what I see, which is a 750pix wide web picture.

You've written that it was scary to take this photo with a big camera, I've suggested some ways to avoid or minimise that in your future shooting.
MFT cameras, Voigtlander Bessas and tons of other small, quiet and unobstrusive gear that's perfect for street. MFT's image quality is comperable with APS-C size sensors; film cameras, when you know what you're doing, easily win with any DSLR's image quality.

Cheers.
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denkyo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Student Photographer
I see. you were giving me advice for future pics like these. thanks for that!
but it's not like i mainly shoot these kind of pictures. all in all, i do not 'plan' to go look for some great scene in the subway anyway. it just happens, and i take a picture with the cam i got.
and as said, it's not just the "sensor" or "film" quality (i don't do analogue) that i value in my dslr, but also partly the big bulky obstrusive lenses i can attach to it, which give me the effects i want.
perhaps i will try out some of the mentioned cameras or other ones, but now i just don't have the money.
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SL-Photography Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
"believe me, it takes lotsa GUTS to take pictures in the train... I was so scared^^" haha tell me about it >< I did then the whole train glares at me giving me that "damn tourist" face. =P I then proceeded to look at my camera and tap it saying "damn camera" acting like it was an accident, like they knew what i was saying. now that i say this and think about it they must have thought i was crazy :3
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bdwfh Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
hehe, i know what you mean... there's nowhere to run :D

cool capture! :thumbsup:
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Laesuric Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
You have done what I have been too afraid to do in all my times riding on Japanese subway :worship:
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verified-x Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
well i don't know about this thing but i have heard that it really dangerous to look at people's face in the train in Japan....serious....is that true or just a rumor??? well nice pic you have got
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denkyo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Student Photographer
dangerous? no, why should it be? but it's true that it's something rude to do there. just the same here in Europe or America, though.
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nickzasebastian Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
i bet they're using the same brand.. hahaha.. docomo.. anyway.. i love the compo.. =)
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shashu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010   Photographer
yes yes it does take a lot of guts to take photos on the train. and it hurts a bit inside that the man in the middle is rocking the double cell (texting himself no doubt) anyways, great photo!
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denkyo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Student Photographer
lol, he should get himself a gf ^^
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jambi Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
Why does it take lots of guts? I always thought the Japanese would be more tolerant of such things than say, New Yorkers, even if its out of politeness and nothing more.
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denkyo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Student Photographer
I am a respectful person and therefore feel some kind of shame when pulling things like that off. they wouldn't shout at me, no, but that's not the point. It just doesn't feel right, abusing their politeness.
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jambi Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
Ah, I see. That's understandable. I would probably chicken out myself. With New Yorkers its like... "well, I might get yelled at for nothing at all so why not." har har
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Blinddeafmute0-o Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
haben die dich überhaupt bemerkt?^^
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denkyo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Student Photographer
hehe^^ ja, aber erst nach dem "klick" des Auslösers... war echt unangenehm ;P
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Blinddeafmute0-o Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
vielleicht beim nächsten mal einfach laut husten und dann so tuen als ob du nur etwas an der kamera rumspielst^^

dabei kann man dann leider nur nicht durch den sucher schauen^^
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gingado Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
featured in my "Photographic Jewels"
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The-InvisibleFriend Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
this one is very brave.

and the reason for the guy have 2 cell phones is obvious (since everyone is pointing it out). hes communicating, or rather computing, with the 2 people on the left and right of him, hence, he requires 2 ;)

i really like this one. Cell phones always amuse me. its funny, but as communication increases within technology, we become less defined with in our personality.our ability to talk face to face has dwindled.
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rianbowart Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
hahahaha..MIDDLE GUY FOR THE WIN!!! :rofl:


haha..its funny because here in the Philippines people tend to be like the middle guy..because in our country, telephone networks offer unlimited texting and calling in just a low cost! so people tend to have a number of phones..haha

great concept! i love how the guy stands out even with the black and white effect :D
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gingado Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Das ist klasse!
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Bosslogix Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
This photo reminds me of Walker Evans subway shots
very well done
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CasualtiesofArt Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
Teeheehee fabulous capture! :giggle:
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RedRumCH Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
Waha, love it! Well, I understand your hesitation, but actually I would hesitate, too here in Switzerland ;]
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denkyo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Student Photographer
I'd get killed for that in Switzerland... :P
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mnasser Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
great pic!! the guy in the middle has two :laughing:
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denkyo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Student Photographer
he's the chief^^
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mnasser Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
:lol:
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Mioru Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
The guy to the left and the one in the middle have a very mean look on their faces ^^', maybe they got a not so happy text haha ^-^ XD

Great shot btw ^-^
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EA-80 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
I totally know what you! They would give you a scary look if you just dare touching the camera :giggle:
Great brave shot :thumbsup:
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MirenDelgado Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009   Filmographer
Great!!!!!
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ShadowMKII Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAHAHA yeah it must have taken a lot of guts. Pointing a huge-ass lense at someone right across from you must be pretty nerve racking! XD

Wow, 2 cellphones!!
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denkyo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Student Photographer
...and don't forget the loud clicking noise of the shutter when I take the photo! ;P
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ShadowMKII Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... And then they look up :x :omg:
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EmiPark Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
I sure hope you got their permission, otherwise you is RUDE!
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yannkd Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
i love it! their addiction to cellphones is ridiculous. something else i noticed on the subway over there is how fast they fall asleep :) its pretty funny actually.
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denkyo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Student Photographer
yeah, actually, I have taken a couple of pictures of sleeping commuters! I just don't know whether I should upload them or not... it's kinda mean, they're not really photogenic on them...^^
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Mad-Circus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
very interesting photo)
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dkl78594 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009   Photographer
Interesting composition! :)
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SebHolm91 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, why would anyone have more than one phone? :P One for business, one for a secret affair?
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denkyo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Student Photographer
lol, that's exactly what I thought! :nod:
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Dr-Theizoo-gurl Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Student Writer
This is hilarious.

They all have cell phones out.... :XD: Even the guy in the middle has 2!
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denkyo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Student Photographer
...maybe he's a secret agent with 2 identities..?
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Dr-Theizoo-gurl Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Student Writer
:XD

you're probably right... ahaha
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