It is fun to do a photowalk with a mirrorless DSLR with an old manual lens attached. Don’t you agree?
Recently, sales of art photographs grew up to be one of my main income sources. I usually try to take great landscape shots which I can sell at galleries. But I began photography because I enjoyed taking photographs. I just need to take photographs without any commercial aim at times to remember why I do it. Yes, I do it because I like it. So I did a little photowalk in Kawagoe after seeing pallas’s cats at a zoo in the area.
Kawagoe is a nice town. It is located on the outskirts of Tokyo. You can go there either by Tobu Tojo Line from Ikebukuro or Seibu Shinjuku Line from Shinjuku. I took these photos in the area around Kawagoe Festival Museum. The city of Kawagoe offers a bicycle sharing system with 10 parking locations, which seems to be massively useful if you want to move around in the city.
Sometimes it is nice to take casual, handheld shots with a shallow depth of field. As far as street snapshots are concerned, the act of taking photographs itself is more important than the result for me. I’m doing it for joy. That doesn’t necessarily mean I don’t care about the quality of the resulting photographs though.
Kawagoe’s COEDO brewery offers nice beer. It tastes quite good. It is also available at Welcia drug stores.