iPhone Real "Fake Miniature" pictures optically [*my_pictures]

Today, "Fake Miniature picture" is popularized by iPhone digital filter App.
But the original Fake Miniature expression was made by optically, "Tilt-Shift" Lens.
The lens is often used perspective and focus control to avoid defocus in product pictures.
But for the Miniature picture, the lens is used for adding defocus effectively.

I have tried to attach old SLR lens on iPhone to use narrow focus expression as SLR camera.
And this time, I tried to attach Tilt-Shift Lens to see Real Optical Miniature picture in iPhone.


The result may not good.
The resolution was not enough, and you saw fringe patterns in the pictures.
You should choose digital effect first, to make the Fake Miniature pictures in iPhone.

But, I succeeded to make the impressive miniature pictures.
And I enjoyed to use decades-old Tilt-Sift Adapter and lens for such as the new expression ;-)

ゼンザブロニカの古いレンズとTilt-Sift Adapter をつなげてみた。

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Straighten Tokyo Tower [*my_pictures]

Tokyo tower had been the highest tower in Japan for over fifty years.
It's not tallest now, but it still be attracted as one of the Tokyo's landmark.

Last year, the top of the post had bended by Tohoku Earthquake.
After the disaster, our daily life is backed as the recovery progresses.
One year later from the disaster,
Tokyo tower refurbishing was started from April, 2012.
And at last, the post was replaced to straight one at the four months later, August.




I hope that the peace will continue.


When I took the pictures from Roppongi Hills building,
a french couple also took Tokyo tower pictures from the same location.

They did interval shooting to make Tokyo tower with sunset timelapse movie.
They would upload it to their beautiful traveling website "trip85.com", they said.
I can't wait to see their Tokyo traveling movies and pictures ;-)

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Tokyo Skytree tower night view [*my_pictures]


Tokyo Skytree is a new broadcasting and observation tower.
It's the second tallest structure (634 m / 2,080 ft) in the world after Burj Khalifa (829.84 m), and the observation deck (450 m) is the highest place in Tokyo, than Tokyo Tower's (223.55 m) and Roppongi Hills building's rooftop deck (238 m).

Tokyo Skytree is just opened as of 22 May. It's very hard to take the reservation for the observation deck ticket. But my friend gave me it. Thanks a lot.
I went to there at yesterday night, and took the beautiful night view pictures. Enjoy!

You see Sumida River, Tokyo tower, Tokyo Station area and Imperial Palace.


Asakusa and Ueno area.
Weather permitting, you may get a view of Mt. Fuji for the direction, in day time.



...and you even be able to look down Tokyo Tower :-)


Tokyo Skytree tower
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Detail of the Tokyo Tower Bent [*my_pictures]

Tokyo Tower Bent by japan quake,
and closed until confirming safe conditions is done.
I believe they'll be able to solve their problems.



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Take 3D pict with Nintendo 3DS [*my_pictures]

Today, Nintendo 3DS was released in Japan.
The game console was closely packed by a lot of the 3D and communicative ideas.

3DS have a 3D Display with stereo camera. You can take 3D pictures and see on the display.
Now, I converted the picture data ( 3D MPO format ) to stereogram movie.

The camera's basic performance is not good.
It may not be able to memorize good image data with enough resolution and exposure.

But The 3D pictures will be amplify the user's communication,
and they will be memorized the special experiences with their Friend and Family.

It's just for fun :-)

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Flying ISS with HTV2 over The National Art Center, Tokyo. [*my_pictures]

Last month, I went to see H-IIB Rocket with HTV2 Launch at Tanegashima.
The Launch was succeeded and HTV2 has been docked to International Space Station( ISS ).

And this morning, the ISS with HTV2 flew over the National Art Center, Tokyo.
I could see HTV2 again :-)

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H-IIB and the Toasted Launch Pad [*my_pictures]


January 22, 2011, H-IIB rocket and H-II Transfer Vehicle(HTV) was launched from Tanegashima Space Center.

H-IIB is in 10 largest rockets and it's capable to carry the HTV to the international space station( ISS ).

300 kg of water, food, crew commodities,science experiment materials, fluorescent light, LED and such as the component was packed into the HTV in this mission.
HTV was given the nickname Kouno-tori( White Stork ). HTV will be continue to carry science and space materials carefully as a new born baby, after the space shuttle years.

I went to see the launch and took the movie.
you see not only the launch but the burned Launch pad at the next day.

When you visit Tanegashima, you may find nice cafes and Onsens.
I feel relaxed pace of time at there, compared with Tokyo's.


Sunny breakfast at the nice guest house.


I couldn't understand enough for the beneficial of space development, but I could feel technology, nature and future at once. It was a precious experience for me.

10 Biggest Rockets Ever Built



Tanegashima Space Center
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360 degrees Tokyo Illuminations (2010-2011) [*my_pictures]

When viewer watch a picture, they doesn't only see in the picture but over the frame. The clipped picture is spread over the viewer's mind by their imagination.

But there is a person who cannot believe such as the viewer's imagination. He just hope to capture 360 degrees whole around picture in our sight, without clipping. That's me :-)

Few years ago, I tried to take 360 degrees pictures and compiled to a movie. There was no spherical fish-eye lens for APS-sized sensor DSLR at the time, and I used wide lens with fish-eye converter. But it had not enough resolution.

Today, I can use spherical fish-eye lens dedicated DSLR, SIGMA 4.5mm f/2.8 Circular Fisheye. I put up a rig with Anti-vibration mount on my bike, skateboard track...etc. 
And I tried to take the interval pictures of illumination again.


Vibration was remained yet, but it has good resolution by the new lens.

You see London type Double-decker bus in front of Louis Vuitton Roppongi Boutique :-)


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sakura DSLR movie [*my_pictures]

In this spring, I got new DSLR camera allow video capture, at last.
it's available Manual video capturing in inexpensive price range.

In the season, you see beautiful Sakura in Japan.
and I tried some capturing test.

#1 Dark Place

In DSLR movie, available in dark place.
But not too sure. I see some noises in the movie.

And I need to care not to jiggle my hand in
such as the macro movie.

#2 Take movie on motor bike

I rode my Ducati bike for the movie capturing. But Ducati is worst bike for that.
The heavy vibration is characteristics of the feeling while riding :-)

I want to ride BMW's with flat-twin boxer engine.
It's powerful engine with low-vibration.

#3 360 degrees capturing

In this movie, I used still image captured my older camera and Wide fish-eye converter.
I want to use new camera with better lens for more resolution and frame in next time.

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change your vaio p [*my_pictures]

VAIO P is very small size PC, but it's good for my daily usage.

The screen resolution is incredible high density, I can't see each dot.
And the horizontal resolution is higher than my MacBook Pro.


The aspect ratio is very unique,
I couldn't find good Wallpaper for it yet.

But now, I'm ready to change your VAIO P.
The pictures is suited for VAIO P desktop resolution, 1600 x 768.

Juri at Odaiba [*my_pictures]

I went to see the real scale GUNDAM with Juri-san :-)


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movie with lensbaby [*my_pictures]

I got new "Lensbaby" SLR Camera lens.


Lensbaby's features is here.

- the center is forcused, and peripheral part is off-forcused.
- tilt the lens, and you can choose forcused point in your image.

That's used for toy-camera effect image,
miniature faking effect and more unique expression.

The lens is for SLR Camera. But I put it on my Camcorder.
New model "Lensbaby composer", is easier the tilt control than previous product.
And that's controlable when recording a movie.

I made some test movies.
And that's just a test.

juri-san test

buildings test

all the tests

I should be careful not to jiggle my hand, and keep clean the lens and screen enough :-)

Lensbaby movie gallery


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iPhone cosplaying! [*my_pictures]

I used the BSD daemon cover to my cell phone, again :-)


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tokyo tower 2008 [*my_pictures]

happy new year :-)

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blue tower [*my_pictures]

Blue coloured Tokyo Tower on the ealier christmas lights
at Keyaki-zaka street in Roppongi Hills.

Over 100 landmarks lighted up in blue.

You see the blue building at left side in the picture is
for Blue man Group performance.

Blue Man Group

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