EXCELSIOR CAFE SKYTREE EAST TOWER 12F

EXCELSIOR CAFE SKYTREE EAST TOWER
FUJIFILM X100V

コロナになってお気に入りだったカフェが無くなったりしましたが、そんな中でも新しいお店もまた生まれています。
EXCELSIOR CAFE スカイツリー イーストタワー12Fは2021年にオープンした店舗です。

何よりもまずは見晴らしが最高です。
迷わず窓際に座って、考え事をしたり、集中が途切れそうな時に、高い位置から下町が見える非日常的な景色に頭を整理する余裕が生まれます。


Some of our favorite cafes have been lost since Corona, but new stores are also being created in spite of this.
EXCELSIOR CAFE SKYTREE EAST TOWER 12F is a store that opened in 2021.

First and foremost, the view is excellent.
Don’t hesitate to sit by the window to think, and when you feel like losing your concentration, the extraordinary view of downtown from high above will give you room to clear your head.

Sumida-ku
FUJIFILM X100V
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Tokyo Sumida-ku Oshiage 2022

Sumidaku Tokyo 2022
FUJIFILM X100V


FUJIFILM X-E4が販売終了していたらしい。これは少々予想外。売れてない?部材の問題?
X-Eシリーズは、すごいざっくり言うとX-ProとX100を足して2で割って、OVFを引いた感じのイメージ。
レンズ交換出来るX100でOVFが無いという言い方の方が正解でしょうか。

手軽にFUJIFILMの高いクオリティを楽しめるレンズ交換式カメラがX-Eシリーズの印象。X-Eが無くなると、レンジファインダータイプのカメラはX-Proしか無くなります。
純粋に写真を楽しむカメラというのは今の時代苦しいのでしょうか?SONYなんかも見ていると、デジカメの調子はいいと言っても、動画が撮れる事が重要になっているようで、富士フイルムもそういう事になるとこないだ出たX-H2Sとなります(X-H2Sは随分宣伝に気合が入っていますね)。


I heard that the FUJIFILM X-E4 had been discontinued. This is somewhat unexpected. Not selling well? Component problems?
The X-E series is, to put it very roughly, like X-Pro and X100 added together and divided by 2, minus the OVF.
Would it be more correct to say that the X100 has interchangeable lenses and no OVF?

I have the impression that the X-E series is an interchangeable lens camera that allows you to enjoy the high quality of FUJIFILM at a reasonable price.
Looking at SONY, even though their digital cameras are doing well, it seems that the ability to shoot video is becoming more and more important. (The X-H2S has been very well advertised).

Sumidaku Tokyo 2022
FUJIFILM X100V
Sumidaku Tokyo 2022
FUJIFILM X100V
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Tokyo Sumida-ku 2022

Sumida river 2022
FUJIFILM X100V – Sumida river

これと言って書くことが思い浮かばないのですが、マイナンバーカードを受け取る待ち時間の間に撮った写真です。日曜日受け取りはどうしても時間がかかりますね。長かった・・・。


I can’t think of anything to write about this, but here are some pictures I took while waiting to receive “my number card”. Sunday pickup inevitably takes a long time, doesn’t it? It was long…
– “my number card” is printed personal number and photo card from the Japanease government to a person. In japan this card is still not popular now, but now the government campaign to spread the “my number card” to person. The future the car license and a health insurance card will integrate to my nuber card.

Tokyo Skytree 2022
FUJIFILM X100V – TOKYO SKYTREE

Camera Settings

ISO : 400
Aperture : F5.6
Shutter Speed : Manual
FILM SIMULATION : CLASSIC CHROME
GRAIN EFFECT : WEAK LARGE
COLOR CHROME EFFECT : WEAK
COLOR CHROME FX BLUE : WEAK
WHITE BALANCE : AUTO R1 B-5
DYNAMIC RANGE : 200
D RANGE PRIORITY : OFF
TONE CURVE : H:+1 S:+1
COLOR : +4
SHARPNESS : 0
NOISE REDUCTION : -2
CLARITY : 0
COLOR SPACE : sRGB

 
 
All photos taken by FUJIFILM X100V

Tokyo Sumida-ku

Tokyo Shimbashi morning 2022

Tokyo Shinbashi 2022
FUJIFILM X100V

ずっと曇りや雨続きでスッキリしない天気でした。やっとのことで、朝から太陽の光がしっかり差し込む朝となったので、時間はほとんどなかったのですが、新橋の周りをグルグルっとX100Vをぶら下げて歩きました。

秋の光になって来たので、コントラストの強い陽の光が雑居ビルの隙間を縫って降ってきます。徐々にそういう絵が見える季節になりますね。
短い時間でしたが、気持ちがリフレッシュ出来る時間になりました。


The weather had been cloudy and rainy for a long time in Tokyo, Japan. Finally, the sun shone brightly in the morning, and although I had only bit time, I walked around Shimbashi with X100V dangling in a circle.

Since it was now autumn light, the contrasting sunlight was falling through the gaps between the multi-tenant buildings. It’s gradually becoming the season to see such pictures.
It was a short but refreshing time.

Tokyo Shinbashi 2022
FUJIFILM X100V
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Tokyo Shiodome – Ginza 8-Chome 2022

Tokyo Shiodome 2022
FUJIFILM X100V

猛暑が過ぎて少し秋らしく涼しさを感じることが出来る日が増えてきましたね。
空も、澄み始めてだんだんと冬の空に近づいていることを実感します。湿気も下がっていくので、光の捉え方も変わってきますね。
ちょうど今くらいの時期が外出て写真を撮るには過ごしやすいです。


After the heat wave, the days are starting to feel a little cooler and more like autumn.
The sky is starting to clear and I can feel that we are gradually approaching the winter sky. The humidity is also dropping, so the way we perceive light is also changing.
It is just about this time is comfortable to get out and take pictures.

Tokyo Shiodome 2022
FUJIFILM X100V
Tokyo Ginza 8-Chome 2022
FUJIFILM X100V
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Tokyo Ginza night, 2022

Tokyo Ginza night, 2022
FUJIFILM X100V

夜の銀座をカラーで撮ってみました。ISO1600と感度高めで撮りましたが、綺麗に撮れますね。写真が撮りたいと思って動いた日でした。
銀座の並木通りやその近辺は、看板の明かりはあり暗くはないのですが、ちょっと独特な通りですね。別に危ない通りというわけでもなく。日中と夜のコントラストが大きいエリアかもしれません。
カメラを持って歩くと何かしら絵になる瞬間に出会えるので、時々歩いています。
その時にうまく撮れたり、撮れなかったり。
X100Vは瞬時にダイアルでその時に適した値に調整出来るので、こういう夜の街歩きでは本当に便利ですね。
(そして画質綺麗なことも!)


I took some color shots of Ginza at night, using a high sensitivity of ISO 1600, but they came out beautifully. It was a day when I moved because I wanted to take pictures.
Ginza’s Namiki-dori Avenue and its vicinity is not dark because of the lights from the signboards, but it is a somewhat unique street. It is not that it is a dangerous street. It may be an area where there is a large contrast between daytime and nighttime.
I sometimes walk around with my camera, because I have a chance to some picturesque moments.
Sometimes I am able to take a good picture, sometimes not.
X100V can be instantly adjusted with a dial to the appropriate value for the moment, which is really convenient when walking around town at night.
(And the photo quality is beautiful!)

Tokyo Ginza night, 2022
FUJIFILM X100V
Tokyo Ginza night, 2022
FUJIFILM X100V
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Tokyo Shinbashi nigiht, 2022

Tokyo Shinbashi night, 2022
FUJIFILM X100V

先日夜の新橋を撮影して来ました。引き続き感染者が多い状態ですが、とはいえ居酒屋にそこそこ人いるかな?と思ったら、全くいない訳ではないですが、沢山人がお店にいるという感じではありませんでした。
一方不思議だったのは、ガールズバーの客引きが多い事。新橋にこんなにいたっけ?というくらい、ガールズバーの客引きが多く。やっぱそれまでのお店が撤退したりした事が影響しているんでしょうか。
ちょっとサラリーマンの街新橋の姿が変わっていて、残念にも感じました。


I went to photograph Shinbashi the other night. The number of infected people continues to be high, so I wondered if there weren’t a lot of people in the izakaya(Japanese-style pub), while not entirely absent, it did not feel like there were a lot of people in the bars.

On the other hand, what was strange was that there were many touts to “girls’ bars” (Bar where young women will serve you drinks and just talk acrosss the counter) . I didn’t know there were so many of them in Shinbashi. I had never seen so many girls’ bar touts in Shinbashi. I guess the fact that some of the previous bars had closed down had something to do with it.
I felt a little disappointed to see that the salaryman’s town Shimbashi has changed a little.

Tokyo Shinbashi night, 2022
FUJIFILM X100V
Tokyo Shinbashi night, 2022
FUJIFILM X100V
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