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Urban Star Trails? Shinagawa, Tokyo

They look like it don't they? But they aren't. I was walking from Shinagawa's Inter City building and on my way to Shimbanba to pick up my youngest from nursery. There is a series of elevated walkways and as I started walking across the last section before going down to the road level, I noticed the reflection in the top of the broad, flat aluminium handrail.

The handrail was reflecting all the lights on each of the flats you see in the background in such a way that it looked just like star-trails. Weirdest reflection/refraction I've seen in a while.

Cool though.

Stopped to take a few shots. This one came out nicer in monochrome than colour. The sodium street lights were a bit harsh.

Tech stuff

Epson R-D1

Avenon 21mm f/2.8

2sec exposure at f/5.6 and 200ISO

Camera just rested on the handrail as I had no tripod.