Truth be told, tonight I felt somewhat under the weather. However, Friday was my last day in Japan, so I forced myself to leave the hotel and engage in a bit of nighttime city photography.
In the case of urban architecture, especially, my goal is to present things from an unusual perspective, with the greatest image depth, emphasizing the lines and colors of electric lighting.
These samples are, of course, merely iPad photos, but I think they reflect the above quite well. For this purpose, I normally use a a Pentax fish-eye lens, which is a blessing and a curse in one package: it covers around 180 degrees, i.e., more than the eye could see, for widtpanoramas, but, at the same time, warps the perspective inward. The key is to find the balance between the two.
And so I ran around, in between coffees to keep warm (it rained and snowed because Tokyo is sad to see me go! ;)) shooting the streets and the people inhabiting them, in Shinjuku. In the end, I think I lost all shame and photographed things without worrying about what people might think of me!