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Urban Fragments 2: International Forum, Yurakucho, Tokyo

Wandering around the outside of the International Forum in Yurakucho, killing time before a meeting at the press club. The momiji trees there were looking cool and I got sucked into looking straight up through them, the layers of branches overlapping. Then I noticed the way the trees were split by the line of the building. That's what you see here; trees with the background of the edge of the building on one side, trees with the sky and more trees as the background on the other. Framing the whole thing with the dividing-line of the building at the very centre made for a pseudo-diptych look, like two individual frames montaged together.

Nikon D300

Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AiS manual-focus

Shot straight to mono in-camera


  1. At first I thought this shot sucked. Then I read your description and realized how I jumped to a quick conclusion and how wrong I was. Very clever image.

  2. very nice B&W. good work on light and contrast

    Have a nice sunday

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