All Alone, Ginza, Tokyo By Jane LurieApril 16, 2019 ( 52 ) My latest contribution to Monochromia. I hope you enjoy this night shot of Ginza. Monochromia All Alone To see more of my work, please visit my blog here. View original postShare this:TweetEmailShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Categories: City Scenes, Monochromia, Night Photography, Photography, Street Photography, TravelTags: Black and White, Fujifilm X-T2, Japan, Night Photography, Tokyo, Travel Related Articles Mind Travel: Dreaming of Africa By Jane Lurie21 hours ago ( 74 ) Get in Good Trouble: John Lewis By Jane Lurie2 weeks ago ( 94 ) The Great Escape By Jane Lurie3 weeks ago ( 100 ) 52 comments › MrsWayfarer May 19, 2019 • 11:11 pm Nice shot! Im off to Ginza now and cant wait to see it once again Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 20, 2019 • 2:57 pm Thanks, Mrs. W. How great that you will be there. It’s an exciting and wonderful place. Enjoy! Reply ↓ LisaDay April 26, 2019 • 7:31 pm I love this one in black and white. What time was it that you captured this moment? Reply ↓ Jane Lurie April 26, 2019 • 9:08 pm Thanks, Lisa. This is such a vibrant Tokyo neighborhood. I made this shot after dinner probably around 9pm. I was taken by the lines and contrasts in this scene. Reply ↓ LisaDay April 29, 2019 • 8:33 pm It seems so quiet. Is it unusual or not so much at that time? Reply ↓ Jane Lurie April 30, 2019 • 9:11 am In anticipation of our trip to Tokyo, I was imagining streets clogged with people, but that wasn’t my experience. Busy at rush hour but generally pleasant to walk. Quieter at night but I think I lucked out with this shot. Reply ↓ LisaDay April 30, 2019 • 2:32 pm Interesting. That would have been my impression as well, which is why I have never really wanted to go. Too many people. Jane Lurie April 30, 2019 • 2:38 pm Fascinating culture, friendly and gracious people, amazing food. Dina April 25, 2019 • 7:46 am Beautiful work, Jane. This b&w looks like the perfect monochrome I’m hoping to capture one day, but I doubt I ever will. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie April 25, 2019 • 9:33 am Thank you, Hanne. That means a lot. This vibrant neighborhood is so bright and colorful but I think the lines and contrasts call out for B&W. Happy you like it and I know your images are excellent! Reply ↓ rabirius April 20, 2019 • 3:02 am Excellent shot. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie April 20, 2019 • 8:21 am Thanks very much, Rabirius. 😊 Reply ↓ David April 18, 2019 • 12:02 pm Truly a “right time moment” you caught. Most would imagine the Ginza as a cacophony of hustle and bustle, which it can be. (Been waiting to use the word cacophony, lol.) 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie April 23, 2019 • 1:32 pm Hi David, Sorry for my late reply. I’m so glad you like this one– yes, I found this moment quite compelling given the cacophony (great word!) of the neighborhood. Thanks so much! 😃 Reply ↓ plaidcamper April 17, 2019 • 6:24 pm What a wonderful shot – so much to look at! Love the shapes and angles, the drama of a city at night, and the relative “solitude” of the person in front. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie April 19, 2019 • 8:59 am Hi Adam, Thank you so much. You’ve highlighted many of the things that drew me to the scene. It was a wonderful moment. Reply ↓ Dave Ply April 17, 2019 • 4:26 pm I’ve never been to Ginza, but have this preconception it’s filled with colors and light. I would not have thought of black and white. Nice tone and contrast selection. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie April 23, 2019 • 1:34 pm Thanks so much, Dave. Yes, Ginza is fantastic for its color and neon lights…I loved the color shots, I made. However, I realized that all the contrasts and lines worked really well in monochrome. I’m happy you agree. Reply ↓ Linda Wyatt April 17, 2019 • 10:57 am Terrific… looks like you staged the perfect shot! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie April 17, 2019 • 11:58 am Thank you, Linda! Helps to be lucky, too. 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Iwan April 17, 2019 • 4:19 am Congratulations on another Monochromia post! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie April 17, 2019 • 7:39 am Thanks so much, Jane! 🙂 Reply ↓ Nuno França - Photography April 17, 2019 • 2:03 am Very nice black and white shot! 😀 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie April 17, 2019 • 7:38 am I’m so glad you like it, Nuno. Thanks very much. 🙂 Reply ↓ Nuno França - Photography April 17, 2019 • 8:06 am 😀 Reply ↓ Adrian Lewis April 17, 2019 • 1:07 am Excellent picture, Jane – and certainly added to by all those thick white lines on the two roads. Adrian 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie April 17, 2019 • 7:41 am Hi Adrian, Pleased you like this one. I thought those lines framed him nicely. Thanks very much. 🙂 Reply ↓ Eliza Waters April 16, 2019 • 6:54 pm Manmade kingdom! You’ve composed the shot well to emphasize the lines and building structures. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie April 16, 2019 • 11:08 pm Yes, Eliza…that’s perfect! Pleased you enjoyed this one– the bright lights and lines work so well in black and white. Thank you! Reply ↓ Amy April 16, 2019 • 6:20 pm An excellent night light capture, Jane. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie April 16, 2019 • 11:07 pm Thanks, Amy. It was exciting to be in this area at night. Glad you like it. Reply ↓ Amy April 17, 2019 • 9:18 am We visited Ginza at night last fall, it is exciting and busy. 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie April 17, 2019 • 11:57 am That’s great, Amy! 🙂 Reply ↓ cindy knoke April 16, 2019 • 5:29 pm Wonderful Jane! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie April 16, 2019 • 5:33 pm Thank you, Cindy. This is a wonderful memory. Glad you enjoyed it. 🙂 Reply ↓ YellowCable April 16, 2019 • 4:15 pm Looks like he is all alone. Nice rendering in B&W. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie April 16, 2019 • 5:17 pm Thanks very much, YC. It was an unusually quiet moment on that corner and I’m happy that I caught it. Glad you like the monochrome. 🙂 Reply ↓ Allan G. Smorra April 16, 2019 • 4:06 pm I love your B&W night photos, Jane. They have such a wealth of light and volume to them. I can put myself into the image and feel at home. Ω Reply ↓ Jane Lurie April 16, 2019 • 5:15 pm What a wonderful compliment, Allan. Just what I hope for, that you feel transported to the place. As colorful as Ginza is at night, it’s the intense light and lines that call out to me as perfect for B&W. Thank you for sharing your thoughts– I really appreciate it. Reply ↓ Allan G. Smorra April 16, 2019 • 5:28 pm Thanks for sharing your photos. Ω Reply ↓ blhphotoblog April 16, 2019 • 2:05 pm So sharp! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie April 16, 2019 • 5:03 pm Thanks, Brian. I loved all the tones and lines in this shot. Glad you like it. Reply ↓ Peach's Almanac April 16, 2019 • 1:29 pm Love the atmosphere! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie April 16, 2019 • 5:02 pm Thanks so much, Peach. Happy you enjoyed this image. Reply ↓ Emily Cannell- Hey From Japan April 16, 2019 • 12:38 pm This is literally a picture of culture- Ginza, Salaryman, phone, drinking with colleagues (probably) after work- just fabulous! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie April 16, 2019 • 4:57 pm HI Emily, Coming from your practiced eye while living in Japan, that means a lot. I saw many examples of what you describe during our trip. Very pleased you can relate to this image– thank you so much! Reply ↓ Steve Schwartzman April 16, 2019 • 12:22 pm A little counterbalance for the Carrizo superbloom? Reply ↓ Jane Lurie April 16, 2019 • 12:26 pm Yes, indeed, Steve. 🙂 Reply ↓ Poetpas April 16, 2019 • 12:19 pm Great photo 👍🏻 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie April 16, 2019 • 12:28 pm Thanks so much, PP. Pleased you enjoyed it. Reply ↓ Michael Scandling April 16, 2019 • 12:17 pm Beautiful image. Must’ve been very late at night. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie April 16, 2019 • 12:27 pm Thanks so much, Michael. It wasn’t, really, just a lucky break in the action. 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