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Down in the drain which is the Shibuya-gawa; Shibuya, Tokyo

A little more lurid than I would ever normally make my HDR images but the light here in this spot was particularly odd, making a very weird colour caste in lots of places. This drain, or river - as it once was - runs across a large chunk of Tokyo and on Sunday myself and a bunch of people walked along 4-miles of it, from Azabu-juban to Shibuya; on one of the photowalks I organise here in Tokyo.

It was a long and very hot, humida day and all but Justin had left to go home by the time we reached this place.

Not content with shooting it from the bridge, I climbed down into this 'river' and walked along to the next vridge taking a series of shots. Not easy, very smelly, dark and I was infeasibly sweaty. Not ideal conditions to be shooting. Got some OK shots, will be going back again to walk the whole length of it.... inside the concrete culvert. If anyone's up for it, feel free to join me.

This location will certainly be part of the 'set' for my crime novel shots.

Nikon D300

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8

HDR image blended in Photomatix and tweaked in Photoshop