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DragonSoliloquy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:drool: He's hot.
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Professional Photographer
Cool. That's surprising! :D
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:iconxray287:
xray287 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
Places you need to go before you die.
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Photographer
Definitely! :D
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:iconzekkentak:
Zekkentak Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student General Artist
That guy looks as if he is some kind of assassin :O_o:
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Yeah he kinda does! :D
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0Vestal-Virgin0 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
I know it's the whole alley that's the focus here...and yet I've been browsing your photos and I absolutely love getting a glimpse of all these little open to the element eateries, tiny and unique that are so distinctive to the Asian culture, places that you would never find in the US. I can just imagine the mouth-watering smells that waft from the hot kitchens, tempting passing unsuspecting citizens. Someday...someday I'll get to experience it too! Thank you for including them and making them look even more tantalizing :)
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you for your comment! I'm happy that my photos can bring the experience a bit closer to you. I hope you can make it here some day. It is as you describe, the smells the sounds, the sites, and most importantly the delicious flavors! :D Don't hesitate to visit Japan or Asia in general! :D
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:iconj3winter:
j3winter Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow.. This really reminds me of Japan. I love all the vignettes. So real.
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconj3winter:
j3winter Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And really well framed.
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:iconlunafeles:
LunaFeles Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013   Photographer
oooh i love it :heart:
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
I'm glad you do!! :D
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:iconice1882:
ice1882 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love your pictures taken at the time! Bravo :)
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconpatrickmonnier:
PatrickMonnier Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
I recognized this photo as yours, which in my opinion speaks volumes about having a personal style.

Great colors, great composition, as usual!
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much! I agree that having a recognizable style is important, and I'm very happy to hear that you were able to see it so clearly! Thanks Patrick! :D
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SigmundZ Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great photograph!
Also, where is this?
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! This is in Tokyo, near Shinjuku station. :D
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:iconsigmundz:
SigmundZ Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I want to walk on that street someday :P
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AaronQuinn Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
please read before you comment xD
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Awesome street shot!
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much!!! :D
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:icondekahussein:
DekaHussein Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013   Digital Artist
wow :D
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!! :D
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:icondekahussein:
DekaHussein Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013   Digital Artist
My Pleasure:D
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allieh465d Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
LOVE THIS! T_______T I want to go there now :I :iconaackplz:
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much!! :D
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innactpro Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That guy back there is taking a picture of you taking this picture.
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Haha, I didn't notice that! :D I've love to see his version! :D
I'm shooting from the hip, so it would be a really cool action shot of me taking a photo. I'd love to have something like that. :D
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Ichnieveris Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Proof that someone's an idol photographer. Not as in photographing idols, but being an idol by taking good photos. xD
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77Kura Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
I love walking there.
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Me too! It's the first place of it's kind that I found in Tokyo and it transported me right into Blade Runner! :D I just wish that area was bigger so you can really get lost in it! :D
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:icon77kura:
77Kura Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
It is easier to get lost in the Golden Gai, or perhaps the streets of Yanaka or Akiba lol :)
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
I think so too! My favorite of these places is under the Yamanote tracks in Shinbashi and Yurakucho. :D
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j3winter Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you want to get lost in Tokyo..try finding the Godzilla statue...
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:iconburningmonk:
burningmonk Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
Is there only one? :D
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j3winter Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I drug my friends to find this gem.. this image makes him look spectacular but he's only about 1 1/2 feet tall. They'll never let me live it down. ^O^

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MrRizeAG Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Beautiful as always. I don't know what you do to give your photos such distinctive lighting and sense of movement, but I can't get enough of it. You're by far my favorite photographer. I don't usually make many comments, but I think you should know.
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much your kind words! It really means a lot to me! :D

As for my style, I the city really helps me. The wide variety of different lighting sources in Tokyo really add to the ambiance. Next, my editing technique focuses on bringing out contrasting colors by adjusting white balance and saturation of each RGB channel.

Finally, for the motion, it's a matter of timing as well as shooting from the hip. I shoot while I move and the subject moves. The movement is capture as a consequence of that technique. :D
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AdmiralPastry Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This comment made me check out the rest of their work, which is exactly as you said!
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HP01-CA9 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013   General Artist
Indeed. A that's a follow from me.
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