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Yokohama Bay Evening View

So, a little background to this image. Almost 4 years ago I took a trip down to Yokohama, which is about a 2 hour trip by train from where I live. My plan was to get there around sunset and shoot into the early evening around the Yokohama bay area. I ended up running a…

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  • Calum - Hi Les, I have mainly used long exposure shooting around Yokohama at night but you used HDR blend instead – what do you get from HDR rather than long?
    Ps there are some other good little spots close byReplyCancel

    • leslie - Hey Calum! Basically this allows me to balance the light better. This photo is made up of 3 different exposures that I took using the bracketing function on my camera. The longest exposure was around 20 seconds long. That longer exposure gives nice details in the darker areas like the grass or sky, but it leaves most of the bright areas blown out. By blending in a darker exposure, I’m able to return some detail to those areas as well. So for example, if you were to zoom in on the image all the way, you could actually see the ceilings in some of the windows in this image, whereas in the 20 second exposure, it’s just light. If I make it back down to Yokohama by myself again I may try to send you an email and get you to show me some of those little spots. 🙂ReplyCancel

Late Afternoon Over Tokyo || Lightroom Only

The beginning of every year is always a bit busy for my family, filled with many celebrations, among them being my youngest daughter’s birthday. This year we intended to celebrate by taking her to the Tokyo Skytree, but on her actual birthday my son got chicken pox. Then a couple of weeks later when we…

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Christmas In Shibuya Tokyo

Christmas in Japan is very, very different from Christmas in the United States. In the US, Christmas is one of the most important holidays of the year, if not the most important. It’s a time when you get together with friends and family from all over the country, and celebrate together. It’s a time when…

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Blue Evening Over Chiba City

I mentioned in my last post that my daughter and I recently took a visit to the Chiba Port Tower in Chiba City. This tower is very interesting and quite unique. At 125 meters tall (over 400 feet) this tower would normally be around 40 stories, but it actually only has 4 floors. The first…

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Tokyo Blade

This past week I had the opportunity to run down to the Shiodome area of Tokyo with the intention of shooting some of the great architecture in the area. At the top of the list was the Dentsu Building. This building has not only a great shape to it, but also a perfect position for…

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  • Alice - why are you using a neutral fietlr, i am into landscape photography just started.canon 60 D with 10-22mm super wide angle lens.should i get some fietlrs ? why and wich one thanks manReplyCancel

    • leslie - Hi Alice, I’m using an ND filter here because I was shooting during the day, so in order to do a long exposure, you need an ND filter. The long exposure makes the clouds streak like you see here. 🙂ReplyCancel

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