I regularly make the time for outings where I may simply go out and casually shoot as I please. It's time that I use to practice and make deliberate attempts at refining my photographic sense and further expanding my abilities. These outings are one means for me to think on my feet, play with various situations and camera settings, as well as experiment with different ideas; all things that assist me in creating and delivering better quality work when it counts.
On a recent weekend, I was out on one of these little outings. I had wandered over to the area around Senso-ji, an old Buddhist temple in Asakusa, Tokyo. It's a location that I have visited on numerous occasions during my time in Japan. A very popular destination among tourists and Tokyo residents alike, it's a place that tends to be extremely crowded and constantly filled with a fair amount of activity, especially on weekends.
The weekend is exactly the time I most prefer to go.
The hustle and bustle of the weekends always makes for great people-watching, and photo-taking. I always enjoy making weekend visits to stroll around the area and watch (and photograph) the broad assortment of people who come and go. It's also a great time to work on capturing a few candid moments of life in Japan in a distinctly Japanese atmosphere with a distinctly Japanese backdrop.
A few photos from the morning visit below.