Ramen experience in ICHIRAN Brooklyn New York

I’m a super fan of Japanese ramen and like to try every ramen restaurant that I heard. I’ve known ICHIRAN for the first time when it opened in New York in 2016. It took two hours to wait online before you get into the door, that really scared me. After two years I decided to try it in the early afternoon around 6:00pm. Let’s see what is the experience like.

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Find stickers on the street when getting off the subway.

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This flag makes me feel like traveling in Japan .

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The first impression is this solo dining booth, give me so much privacy and easy to focus on the flavors. Five stars.

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Every bowl of ramen is customized, you can choose how spicy you want or within or without garlic. So sweet.

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Add more extra topping and sides is possible. Don’t forget to refill your noodle.

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Unfortunately, I didn’t try any drink at this time, but Ramune is my favorite Japanese soda. If you have kids don’t miss this.

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This call button is the most interesting experience in ICHIRAN, simply click the bell button for any help, but if you put the dessert tray on the top of the call button area it will ringing a piece of music to let the staff know that you want your dessert.

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If you have no idea how to start to order maybe you should select this recommended set just like me.

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Creamy vanilla bean custard topped with caramel jelly and bittersweet caramel sauce

Address: 374 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Hours: 11:00 AM – 10:30 PM (Close at 11:30PM in Friday and Saturday)
Phone: (718) 381-049
Website: http://www.ichiranusa.com

Capture the Manhattan Skyline at Governors Island

One of the most extravagant things is to have green land in the densest and busiest city in the world. Now, not only the most famous Central Park we can spend time with our friends and families, but also there is a new place to go – Governors Island, only 15 minutes by ferry from Lower Manhattan. Time to experience this paradise away from the noise.

Pack List:

  • Weather appropriate clothes
  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Lenses
  • Extra batteries
  • Snacks
  • Beverages
  • Water
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Governors Island, New York | Focal Length: 59mm | by EDI CHEN

Governor Island, a small island that served the US military and its families, has been rebuilt since 1911. In 2003, it became a public place for sightseeing. During this period, the land of the island area has expanded nearly three times than before, to be the shape of today’s cone ice cream. Using the material of blown up the original buildings and parking lots on the island to build up the hills and recycling the stones of the old coastline. There are not only hotels, houses, and school on this small island, but mini farms, all in order to provide a new outdoor space for people who living and visiting in New York City to enjoy nature. They have spent so much effort on this small island, and today we only need to pay a $3 round-trip ticket to enjoy it, is it very cool?

My Secret Photography Spot

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Governors Island, New York | Focal Length: 28mm | by EDI CHEN

On this trip, you can take photos with the full view of lower Manhattan from the east river and also Statue of Liberty Island.

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Governors Island, New York | Focal Length: 105mm | by EDI CHEN
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Governors Island, New York | Focal Length: 48mm | by EDI CHEN
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Governors Island, New York | Focal Length: 28mm | by EDI CHEN

Governors Island opened to the public in 2016 and now offers ferries to and from Manhattan and Brooklyn every day. The ferry runs from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm every day, and only Friday night is open until 10:00 pm and Saturday at 11:00 pm. So every Friday and Saturday is the perfect time to take a photo of the sunset. Due to the location and time of the sunrise, we have no chance to see it until the general supervisor is fully open in the future.

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Governors Island, New York | Focal Length: 39mm | by EDI CHEN
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Governors Island, New York | Focal Length: 35mm | by EDI CHEN
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Governors Island, New York | Focal Length: 44mm | by EDI CHEN
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Governors Island, New York | Focal Length: 98mm | by EDI CHEN
New York City / USA - JUL 14 2018: Landscape environment of Gove
Governors Island, New York | Focal Length: 48mm | by EDI CHEN
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Governors Island, New York | Focal Length: 77mm | by EDI CHEN
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Governors Island, New York | Focal Length: 70mm | by EDI CHEN

My recommendation lens for the better shooting here is 24mm to 200mm, even longer focal length like 400mm to get close up shot of Statue of Liberty.

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Governors Island, New York | Focal Length: 24mm | by EDI CHEN
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Governors Island, New York | Focal Length: 24mm | by EDI CHEN
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Governors Island, New York | Focal Length: 50mm | by EDI CHEN
New York City / USA - JUL 14 2018: Lower Manhattan Skyline view
Governors Island, New York | Focal Length: 44mm | by EDI CHEN
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Governors Island, New York | Focal Length: 24mm | by EDI CHEN
New York City / USA - JUL 14 2018: Lower Manhattan Skyline view
Governors Island, New York | Focal Length: 24mm | by EDI CHEN
New York City / USA - JUL 14 2018: Lower Manhattan Skyline view
Governors Island, New York | Focal Length: 24mm | by EDI CHEN

Do You Know: The giant granite scramble on Outlook Hill is made entirely of  GRANITE BLOCKS  from the old Island seawall. In 2012, The Trust replaced 1 mile of seawall with more resilient rip-rap revetment. The Harbor-facing side of Outlook Hill is made of  LIGHTWEIGHT PUMICE  – the same material used on your feet when you get a pedicure! Without it, the hill would be so heavy it would push the old Island fill below out into the Harbor.

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Governors Island, New York | Focal Length: 24mm | by EDI CHEN
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Governors Island, New York | Focal Length: 46mm | by EDI CHEN
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Governors Island, New York | Focal Length: 50mm | by EDI CHEN

More event info please visit: https://govisland.com

Reading Saturday: Annie Leibovitz At Work

Leibovitz addresses young photographers and readers interested in what photographers do, but any reader interested in contemporary history will be fascinated by her account of one of the richest bodies of work in the photographic canon. The subjects include photojournalism, studio work, photographing dancers and athletes, working with writers, and making the transition from shooting with film to working with digital cameras. Originally published in 2008, this revised and updated edition brings Leibovitz’s bestselling book back into print.


Hardcover – November 18, 2008

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How to remove tourist from the ​image

I love people as an element in the scene for photographs, but still looking for a nice and clean shot sometimes, or you plan to sell image license to your client. It’s really hard to get a people less image during peak hour, like sunrise and sunset, especially when you travel to somewhere for just a few days. To make sure you can get a high-quality image that worth the money you spent on every trip. I would love to share this tips here to help someone that may need the same request as myself.

First of all, you need a camera, tripod and Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom(maybe optional) for the standard request of equipment and software to start with this tutorial. For more accessories which may help you out with the part of shooting is camera remote control, Neutral Density filter, Graduated Neutral Density filter, and filter holder.

Step #1: Stay steady and take several shots

The very first step is to place your camera at the spot you wish to take photographs, remember to set your camera to Manual mode to keep focus at the same depth. Then create several photographs of the same scene at the different time, try to space them a few seconds. Watching how people walk through and where they’ve stood, make sure people are in constant motion.

Step #2: Editing your images

In Adobe Lightroom:

I edit my photos in Adobe Lightroom when review batch of them at the same time, especially for travel photos or maybe events. Lightroom gives me the easiest way to do the color correction, export to different size and format and write metadata, the sync tool is highly recommended. In Lightroom, we can sync our setting to all of them after the first one has done.

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Open files in Adobe Lightroom
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Correction colors and tones in Adobe Lightroom
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Export to JPEG when you done the job of correction and ready to remove
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Export to JPEG format

In Adobe Photoshop:

Open your Adobe Photoshop select “File” then “Scripts” choose “Statistics”.

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You will see Image Statistics window, then “Browse” all the files for this process, choose stack mode as “Median”. I’m using my JPEG files which edit in Lightroom previously, you definitely can import your raw files here to instead. DO NOT forget to select “Attempt to Automatically Align Source Images” at the bottom.

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Click smart object icon (red area) to open stack layer to edit.
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Disable layer mask can make selection easier by using the brush tool.

Step #3: Filter and finish

The last step is to make the photo perfect, I usually do dirty dot removed, correct balance, cropping and color filter.

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Correct the balance
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Add color filter into photo make it more bright and strong vibration.

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Now, my Grand Central photo looks cleaner, but if I could wait for a little longer those people at the right will be removed as well. That is why one great photograph can take a very long time, the remarkable moment worth to wait.

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I hope you enjoy this tutorial which is the first one I’ve written in my blog. Thank you for reading. Please simply leave a comment or send me a message for any question.

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