Salaryman waiting on the Bullet Train

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    I met a heck of a nice guy when I was in Florida named Vanelli. I was introduced to him by RC Concepcion, who is normally a good judge of character -- I remember him saying, "Trey, you gotta meet this guy named Vanelli!"

    So, I did, and he made a good impression on me. He happens to be quite the Photoshop guru, and he absolutely loves photography. He's a great communicator, and I'm sure he'll put together a unique workshop. I think he's only inviting about 10 people or so... and if you want to find out more, go to the "Vacation with Vanelli" website.

    Daily Photo - Salaryman waiting for the Bullet Train

    I've always loved the Japanese word "salaryman". It means exactly what you think it means. And whenever I say this word to Japanese people while there, they get so surprised what I know that word! Possibly, this is because I know only a few dozen words -- and they consider this one to be somewhat obscure, I suppose. It's hard to say. There is something wonderfully inscrutable about my conversations with Japanese people.

    This was shot in Kyoto (to the best of my memory), on the way to Tokyo. These bullet trains are just great. I bought a week-pass on the bullet train for only a few hundred dollars -- it's a special deal for foreigners traveling to Japan. The only confusing bit was figuring out how to trade in my voucher at Narita airport. Well, there were a variety of confusing things at that airport, but that has never stopped me...

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    1. Pink Lloyd 63 months ago | reply

      Another amazing shot. They always tell a story

    2. louis dallara photography 63 months ago | reply

      Like the way the lines draws the eye in the organic bullet train form.

    3. susan_r4 63 months ago | reply

      Super shot Trey! Love this slice of life!

    4. asksomeoneelse 63 months ago | reply

      The way the light has been segmented into an almost 3d pie chart adds to a futuristic perspective - salary man - funny scanning the ages for respectable attire - identity ?

    5. Jill Clardy 63 months ago | reply

      it seems so uncrowded for Japan... and I think our equivalent of "salaryman" is "corporate drone"...

    6. Kristal Kraft ~ DenverDwellings 63 months ago | reply

      Great photo. My insides always feel rearranged when the bullet train passes by.

    7. Kartik J 63 months ago | reply

      Great shot, Trey. Love the details.

    8. Cortez77_fr same nickname on Ipernity 63 months ago | reply

      Kyoto Station is very interesting place to take picture, crazy architecture !

      Kyoto Station 8843

    9. hh96 63 months ago | reply

      ...i really like this kind of treatment on a "simple" street shot!
      ...compliments, really...

    10. johopo (john) 63 months ago | reply

      Fabulous shot and play of light and shadows! Don't you just love the D3x! Beautiful work, mate!

    11. 62 months ago | reply

      OOWWWWWW, this is sooooo cool! :D GREAT SHOT :D

    12. LOlandeseVolante 62 months ago | reply

      What a striking image! I really like the composition. I love its tones.

      Seen in Explore.

    13. karl.simpson 62 months ago | reply

      There is something quintessentially Japanese about this. It also looks like a retro-futuristic painting and I love a wide lens on full-frame. Brilliant work.

    14. Nuragic Man~A bit busy 62 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ***All beautiful shots and many more. (Invited photos only).*, and we'd love to have this added to the group!


    15. Play Dirty Records 62 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Photo Island, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    16. Leo.C.2010 46 months ago | reply

      Very nice shot! I have a very similar photo! Congratulations!

    17. lilichan06 40 months ago | reply

      Great capture!!
      Japanese trains are the best ones! So good memories!

    18. Tokyo Tomodachi 34 months ago | reply

      awesome pic
      check this out

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