X marks the spot: a tender kiss in Shibuya

I was loitering near the station, just shooting some pics with the 135mm DC lens that Irwin has temporarily loaned me.


The best feature for me? That it's 200mm f/2 on my D300.


...allowing one to get moments like this tender, parting kiss.


An 'x' on an 'X'.


Oh, and in answer to a few people asking: I hung around for over an hour in the same place before I snagged this shot. Not an hour watching this couple but an hour watching the 'goodbyes' and partings of people that happen at this time of night in Shibuya. One of the secrets to good street photography is putting in the hours.......


Nikon D300

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Defocus Control lens @ f/2

  • rachelkwong 6y

    sweet shot~
  • Kenny Lam 6y

    Thanks Alfie!
    Street stuff is something I'd like to get into and I want to do it from a safe distance! hee hee!
    So my head is saying 135mm but heart is saying 85mm. Very tough decision!
  • Eric Flexyourhead 6y

    Alfie's work with the 85mm f/1.4 is basically the only thing that ever has me thinking about slipping over to the darkside from my E-3.

    Nicely captured moment, Alfie... and the depth of field singles them out perfectly. Excellent work!
  • ed pham 6y

    love how you frame this - the yellow lines lead to the main subject(s)
  • Jimmy Álvarez 6y

    Instant classic, like the one from Doisneau, with a eastern flavour. Great :D
  • Jose Carlos Costa 6y

    Taking those street shots from a safe distance i great for those who can't face unknown people while taking photos of them, which is not your case, but is mine :)

    This image is very good.
  • mrbesilly 6y

    We would love to post your photo on our Best Kisses website www.bestkisses.com Check it out and let us know if it is a yes.

    Ray & Terri
  • Alfie Goodrich 6y

    Ray, Terri: sending you a message.
  • Σταύρος 6y

    Shibuya is one place i want to hang out at..
  • chiejersey 6y

    beautiful colors!
  • James Cadden 6y

    this has a kind of magic to it Alfie :)
  • Rachel Yau 6y

    What a capture! yes, the 135 on DX is wonderful!
  • Андрей [ロシア人] 6y

    Power of super lens.
  • Alfie Goodrich 6y

    ...power of waiting patiently for an hour coupled with my eye as well :-)
  • Андрей [ロシア人] 6y

    Of couse you are right :) I am far not profi
  • Ashley H 5y

    beautiful capture!
  • thewindcrieschelsey 4y

  • Christopher Puchta 3y

    great capture and well done having the patience to get that 'X'-moment right! well worth it!
  • valentino * 3y

    bella fotografia
  • Joan Gillman Smith 3y

    Tender perfection! And you couldn't have asked for more perfect models --- young love.
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