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Dusk Falls Over Tokyo Bay & Rainbow Bridge, from Daiba Fort: Tokyo, Japan

I went down to Odaiba with my son this afternoon, scouting for a location for the next group model shoot/class we are organising for this Sunday. The old Daiba Fort is an amazing spot and the Rainbow Bridge runs almost right up next to it. The fort was originally built in the 1860s to defend Tokyo upon the return of Admiral Perry's 'black ships', but never got used in anger. Lovely place for a walk, will prove to be a superb location for our shoot on the weekend and it's a superb spot to watch the sun go down on Tokyo and then watch the city's lights come on.

Nikon D300

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 @ f/6.3

7-frame bracketed HDR merged in Photomatix

Slight post-pro in Photoshop: a little burning and dodging to even out the brightness from making the HDR, slight tweak of blue and red channels.

Larger version on my Flickr page:



  1. Wow, what a photo; I love everything about it, the composition, the colours, the lights, these details and this "futuristic atmosphere" … really good work!

  2. Great color and clarity. Once again you made something that had the potential to be boring into something special!

  3. I have been to this exact spot. I have photos saved from it back in 2005. Amazing view at night. Very good capture, thank you for this reminder.

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