Lucky Photography – Dr Yellow

Christopher P. Hood

I’ve now done a few posts where I have referred to ‘lucky photography‘ – those times when I was primarily doing something else and just happened to be in the right place at the right time to get at least one interesting photo. That’s not the only type of lucky photography, there can also be times when you’re just not aware that a particular shot is possible and happen to spot it by chance, but that will be a discussion for another post. This time it’s the former type.

I formally started my research about the shinkansen in 2000, and in early 2001 I did my first fieldwork trip to Japan related to the research. I spent a few days with JR Central and it included a very memorable trip on Dr Yellow. Dr Yellow, as Wikipedia summarizes, is the nickname for the high-speed test trains that…

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