Flying Through Tokyo

This is another shot I took last week from the World Trade Center in Tokyo. I saw this road between two tall apartment complexes, and I knew I wanted to get a shot of it, but I wasn’t really sure how. You can’t really tell in this photo, but to the right of the frame, there’s a big park so the space is just empty, and thus the composition wasn’t that great for a landscape shot. But shooting straight up and down seemed kind of boring too. That’s where the simple trick of tilting the camera makes all the difference. I’ve mentioned this before, but it really is a helpful tip for interesting photos in the right situation. In this case it worked so that it seems to me kind of like what someone might see if they were flying through Tokyo like Superman, zipping between buildings and enjoying the view.

Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikon 85mm f/1.8G
Shot Info: f/8 | multiple exposure (HDR) | ISO100 | 85mm

Photo of Tokyo Highway

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  • JordanI really like this one. I hope to make my HDR skills as impressive, one day. Great photo!ReplyCancel

    • leslieThanks, Jordan! I think I started w/ HDR when I first saw Trey Ratcliff’s work back in maybe 2007 or 2008. But my original work was … less than impressive, we’ll say. Over the past few years I’ve done a lot more of it and improved my skills there. Actually with this one I used a new program called Perfect Effects by OnOne. They were giving away the program for a few days so I tried it out and I’ve been pretty impressed. Usually though after Photomatix I use Topaz Adjust, so this was a bit of a change for me.ReplyCancel