Emperor’s Palace at Sunset

Tonight I took the evening to go down into Tokyo with my daughter and take some photos together. I wasn’t really expecting much by way of photos to be honest, just happy to spend some time with my little girl. But we were both greeted with a beautiful sunset. Thankfully, we were next to the Emperor’s palace, so we rushed over and grabbed some photos while the colors were still popping. Love when you get great moments like that!

This was also one of those times when having VR on a wide angle lens and having a full frame sensor came in handy. I shot this at just a half second and ISO 500, so that might give you an idea of how dark it was getting to the human eye. The colors were still vibrant in the sky, but that’s about all I could see in the direction I was shooting. ISO 500 let me regain some shadow detail without getting too noisy, and the VR helped keep the whole thing sharper than it likely would have been otherwise.

Camera: Nikon D610
Lens: Nikon 16-35mm f/4 VR
Shot Info: f/4 | 1/2 sec | ISO500 | 25mm

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