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Tokyo Strolls

I walk everywhere in Tokyo, and having a camera that's light, easy to use, and capable of capturing exactly what I want is the name of my game. That said, I'm always on the hunt for inexpensive cameras that might have come out five, six, or say, ten years ago. I'm fine with this. You should be too. Your new Fujifilm 10000MP rig isn't going to craft a better image for you. However, the file size (and maybe your ego) will be significantly bigger.


Alas, today I took out a Canon S100. It was released late in 2011 and shoots just as perfectly as the day it was purchased, I'm sure. 12MP files. Native ISO80. Yadda yadda yadda. It fits in my pocket easily and even though the screen is a bit difficult to view in intense sunlight, having the histogram on was nice. I could dial things in a bit easier.


So the photos here aren't a study in lighting, depth of field, or color profiles, these images just show Tokyo in an every-day setting. And if you want to know what's up with any edits to them, well, I used the ON1 "Curve Flat" user preset. It's available for free, here. If you want to dive deep into what ON1 has to offer, check out their library of presets, here. I don't use them often, but sometimes I don't want to spend every waking minute editing photos. Wham bam, thank you ma'am! Thanks, ON1. https://www.on1.com/


The #TokyoStrolls hashtag I picked up and started to add to posts was first brought to my attention by @danlogvin (many other people use this, I'm sure) on Instagram. Give him a follow.