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Cooper’s Pub shoot and Trami the Typhoon

The Irish Music Night at The Cooper's Irish Pub, in Nagoya.

The Irish Music Night at The Cooper’s Irish Pub, in Nagoya.

I did a pub shoot last night. It was a fun challenge. It was an Irish music night, and it was fantastic, and we were lucky to have a great Irish dancer do a great performance too. I had to work in very low light and in a small tight space. I did my best to get the standard-clean shot, and some interesting creative photos too. I’m also really lucky to be able to go in and do a shoot with my studio lights.

Irish music and dance at Cooper's Irish Pub

Irish music and dance at Cooper’s Irish Pub

Also, this weekend Super Typhoon Trami is arriving. It’s a seriously strong and therefore very dangerous typhoon. Please do not, do not, go out. Stockup on supplies today (Saturday), and then Netflix and chill the typhoon. For more information about the typhoon, please follow the Twitter hashtag #typhoon or #typhoontrami

During the typhoon, I’ll be working on photos from today’s pub shoot. Any work/background music recommendations?

Super Typhoon Trami

Super Typhoon Trami

About super typhoons and Typhoon Jebi

At time of writing we are taking a direct hit from the typhoon. It’s the strongest I’ve experienced since I was in Taiwan. The last typhoon I saw in typhoon I saw a roof lifted and dumped onto the road below my apartment, where a driver stopped and stared at it for a good five minutes before his senses returned. Below is the clean up of that roof. I don’t remember why I didn’t photograph the actual incident. I just heard the loud crashing sound from inside my apartment.

Roofs can be deadly flying debris during a typhoon. Photo taken in Taiwan, 2005.

Roofs can be deadly flying debris during a typhoon. Photo taken in Taiwan, 2005.

Wind gusts of over 250km/h or about 125kt are strong enough for any flying debris to be deadly. DO NOT GO OUT if it is anywhere close to a super typhoon, and of course do not go out into a super typhoon.

Super typhoons can tear branches of trees and uproot others.

Super typhoons can tear branches of trees and uproot others.

 

Typhoons can be very dangerous. Here’s a sample of the dangers.