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“Do you like our owl?”: Blade Runner-esque view, Bunkyo, Tokyo

I shot this HDR from Bunkyou Civic Hall, just next to the Tokyo Dome. It has a free 26th Floor viewing gallery that, on a good clear day, affords a stunning view of Mount Fuji through the skyscrapers of Shinjuku. This HDR was made using a five-frame bracketed burst, then blended in Photomatix. I dont shoot many HDRs and when I do, I like them subtle and not too overcooked as most people tend to make HDR shots.

The city had a real feel of Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" about it on this particular evening, evoking the shots where Deckard is flying to the Tyrell offices to meet Rachel for the first time. Hence the title....


  1. i come here from your flikr… you are so good

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