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Summer Saturday in Tsukishima, Tokyo

I gave Charles a photo lesson down in Tsukishima on Saturday. Guy and Rob tagged along for the outing as I was also testing-out a new venue for a photowalk I am doing soon. Great neighbourhood, on one of the first islands of reclaimed land in Toky; reclaimed back in 1892. The main street [running across this picture from left-to-right] is known as Monja Street, because of the profusion of monjayaki restaurants [monjayaki is Tokyo's equivalent to the kansai dish of 'okonomiyaki'].

This is an HDR image, from 5-bracketed frames, spaced one-stop apart each. Merged in Photomatix 2.5.4 and then converted to black and white in photoshop, with red channels tweaked to look a little like a deep-red Wratten Filter [normally used for infra-red] had been applied.

Nikon D300

Tokina 11-16mm f/.2.8 @ f/8

2 Comments

  1. In addition to being a great shot, I love urban scenes that are deserted or mostly so.

  2. Ian Stacey

    I love the contrast in the tones, from the concrete, to the shadows and the sky. This is a really striking image.

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