Vending in Shibuya

Vending machines in Shibuya, Tokyo.

These days my thoughts are with the people of Japan and I find myself remembering my amazing trip there a while back. Im auctioning one of my shots from Japan to help raise money for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami relief efforts. Please check out the auction at flickr, or if you are not a flickr member, you can email me if you’d like to bid on the auction.

TAGS: [Japan]

March 22, 2011 | 18 comments

EXIF: Aperture: ƒ/3.5 | Exposure bias: -2/6EV | Focal length: 50mm | ISO: 200 | Shutter speed: 1/60s |


  • espennilsen on 22.03.2011 @ 09:26

    Very good idea with the money raising!

  • Claus Petersen on 22.03.2011 @ 11:08

    Seem like a good place to do a stop for a little refreshment! :-)

  • george on 22.03.2011 @ 11:31

    For those poor folk in Japan, it must feel like the three horsemen of the apocolypse have ridden in.

    Great idea to raise funds for them. Well done Faisal.

  • yz on 22.03.2011 @ 14:07

    when it comes relaxing time, make it suntory time

  • Otto K. on 22.03.2011 @ 15:53

    very cool. I like the light in this.

  • Krunal on 22.03.2011 @ 22:37

    cool use of light

  • Christopher on 22.03.2011 @ 23:20

    Well seen! Great shot!

  • fabrizio on 23.03.2011 @ 05:27

    interesting light treatment

  • Ben on 23.03.2011 @ 14:02

    Great low light shot!

  • joshi daniel on 23.03.2011 @ 14:59

    nice lighting and perfect exposure!

  • London Caller on 23.03.2011 @ 18:29

    I miss all these fabulous vending machines in Japan.
    You can buy almost everything from the machines.
    So convenient.

  • Don on 24.03.2011 @ 10:20

    A fine capture of the vending machines as lighted. This can be difficult to shoot and you did a fine job of getting an excellent picture.

  • crash on 25.03.2011 @ 12:02

    very cool pic ... something about the Japanese, everything looks whimsical! hope your photo sells on flickr!

  • rian on 26.03.2011 @ 13:51

    it sure is tragic.. that's a noble thing to do..

  • Andrey Samolinov on 02.04.2011 @ 09:52

    Beautiful color and light
    Interesting and well-made ​​picture

  • on 09.04.2011 @ 02:43

    nice trio... perfect light composition... cool stuff as usual here

  • Luis on 10.04.2011 @ 12:44

    For a people known --among many other things-- for their strong sense of order, visual acuity in design, I wonder how difficult it must be to compose certain shots. There must be so much going on that the senses must be overwhelmed --kind of hitting NYC after not being there for 10 years I assume.

    My thoughts are with them as well. So many years experts and general folk alike have speculated what a major Earthquake would look like and do to Japan and the rest of the world. There was so much focus on Tokyo itself, focus on which may rest all of the shock over the destruction to it's North. Really sheds light on the limitations of knowledge and speculation; how can one really prepare for chaos of this order? For impending doom?

  • Arjan - PlasticDaisy on 27.04.2011 @ 09:16

    How cool is this!! You handled the light conditions perfectly here! No overblow and nothing too dark. Very nice work!