This is a scene that the water bus "Himiko" finished the last cruise of this day.
Although i wanted to take her early in March when the sunset time was a little early and a lot of lights of the buildings were lit, this day was first cruise in the fine holiday after the annual maintenance.
The background is Rainbow Bridge crossing northern Tokyo Bay between the Shibaura Wharf and the Odaiba waterfront development.
This photo is not a composite but a single shot, and with handheld at iso 640.
Water bus "Himiko" produced by Mr. Leiji Matsumoto, well-known creator of several anime and manga series, runs from Asakusa to Odaiba Seaside Park since 2004.
Total tonnage: 114t, Length and Beam: 33.3m x 8m, Capacity: 171 passengers, Sailing Speed: 12.0 knots.
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avene (12675) 2009-03-30 20:51
this is the photo for all of us who believes that Japan is already living in the 22nd century :) very futuristic scene, and the pale pink sky adds to the sci-fi mood, I like that a lot. as always in your work, the quality is impeccable, not a single thing over- or underexposed, and every detail crisp and sharp. excellent photo, my compliments.
jusninasirun (17162) 2009-03-30 20:59
This is really good with the craft well placed in the frame with colors and ambiance just perfect. Nice glow and sharp details in the image.
TFS and best regards,
phwall (6785) 2009-03-30 21:15
Excellent late evening capture of this futuristic looking craft. Hard to imagine it is so big, it looks more like a toy boat.
Beautiful colours, the pink and purple hues in the sky are wonderful.
Excellent capture in all respects.
Morac (27723) 2009-03-30 21:58
It is a excellent late evening capture.
Nice glow and sharp details in the image.
albertojr (738) 2009-03-30 23:25
You found a beautiful view to backdrop this futuristic vessel, i am so impressed with the clarity and sharpness of the subject. Well done.
PixelTerror (0) 2009-03-30 23:48
Hi I remember Himiko, saw and shot her when I was going to Odaiba on the normal ferry, her futuristic look fits well to ultramodern Tokyo. Nice composition with two interesting plans and the details on the front are superb.
Have a nice day JY
Floydian (30970) 2009-03-31 0:10
The bridge looks like somewhere in New York while the boat seems to come out of a SF movie, very futuristic. But it is the mix between that old bridge and the funny boat that i like to see here. Bit bright on the let top, but the overal composition is excellent where your pov is well choosen....very good eye.
fulvio52 (8314) 2009-03-31 1:13
I fully agree with Kristine : definitely a spectacular composition, with a clear sci-fi flavor. I don't think handheld at sunset gets much better that this, your light management is superb. Terrific job! Have a good day, my friend. I'll be seeing you.
patdeph (35748) 2009-03-31 3:52
splendid night shot,with a kind of boat that I ahd never seen before!I like the contrast between the pink-purple sky with dark buildings and the grey water,and I love al the small lights everywhere that seem to float in the air!Superb!
belido (19934) 2009-03-31 4:42
I'm really impressed by low noise even at iso 640. This machine is really a good stuff. Very beautiful shot, indeed an excellent light and exposure management. But this futuristc boat is such an eye cather even with all that beauty as the background. Great job!
trekks (14348) 2009-03-31 5:13
I find it very interesting to read your note about anime creator also producing water bus of such modern and futuristic design. With your composition of the sunset evening sky giving a warm color tone and the cable bridge setting, this looks somewhat like Brooklyn or Manhattan with the skyscapers, as Floydian says. I wonder what experience it will be to take the water bus and enjoy this beautiful scenery.
Excellent work. And very good for TE sharing.
npecanhuk (75736) 2009-03-31 5:15
A pretty futuristic view... I really like it!
Beautiful colors, perfect exposure, adequate sharpness, well chosen pov and excellent composition!
I specially like the shape of the boat - wow! I'd love to be there!
TFS - Congratulations!
sevy (58) 2009-03-31 7:23
So you are coming back to this funny boat which is looking like an animal. Thanks for your note explaining it was design by the famous Matsumoto.
Interesting also to note you took this shot handled at 640iso. The 5D mk2 seems to work well at high iso and it will open new possibilities to us.
lousat (94786) 2009-03-31 9:07
Hi Hisashi,take a perfect pic like that in this hour is a masterwork.You manage very well the time of exposure,beautiful perspective and great details and colors.My best compliments for this beautiful view,have a nice day,Luciano
stego (24132) 2009-03-31 11:18
Impressive how it is so sharp clear without tripod. You chose a very good PoV, that would give a beautiful photo even if it hadn't the futuristic boat reflecting the tones of sunset. I like the harmony of the shapes of the boat with the BG, namely the bridge. It's a wonderful "blue hour" that is actually as pink as is blue.
ktanska (28415) 2009-04-01 5:35
Wow, that is futuristic! And quite fascinating design too, I'd love to travel on such. Blue hour lights and reflections do good justice to it, beautiful. It looks much smaller than the number you give on the note reveal.
sacimar (27531) 2009-04-01 13:52
interesting picture, I like this futuristic water bus, nice composition with the golden bridge, good job,
il_corsaro_nero (1373) 2009-04-01 16:59
I like the color tones and the fact that you discover a place, waiting for the things to happen: the weather and hour shall be the right one, the water bus shall be there, the lights shall be lit. It is something that I will try to apply to my next shots. For shure this is a nice shot, with excellent technical results, good composition and subject.
Very good work.
serp2000 (45072) 2009-04-02 22:44
Kon ban wa, Hisashi,
Great evening shot! Excellent colours,fine exposure. Very interesting design of this water bus. Good note!TFS!
Greetings from Ural,
Cricri (122617) 2009-04-04 12:30
Très jolie et bien capturer avec la douceur du ciel, les lumières sur la ville et le pont, et puis cet étrange bâteau très futuriste, une image agréable a regarder
Disabled_A (0) 2009-04-07 1:15
hmmm this "Himiko" water bus looks like an alien spaceship which, for some unknown reasons, landed on the water :) It sure adds a lot to the atmosphere and mood of this scene. Excellent composition, imho! very impressive view, beautiful colours, interesting details. I like it very much that the image is not over-sharpened! thus it helps to retain the perfect atmosphere of the evening.
wolf38 (31296) 2009-04-08 5:14
Hello Hisashi. Here you show photo of high technical quality. The special at this photo is however the futuristically working boat. Outstanding. Best regards, Wolfgang.
delkoo (68) 2009-04-09 1:58
the shape of the water bus is quite appealing, The reddy pinky hues are very striking. this is a really nice shot full of light and colors and details.
claudeD (40345) 2009-05-03 9:42
very nice picture with excellent pastel tones and a perfect light managment.I like the picture very much.TFS
With regards from Luxembourg
macjake (70519) 2010-11-17 22:42
you have the best set of japanese cityscape shots here on TE, and of high quality aswell.
such a romantic bridge, and romantic atmosphere to go with it.
nothing to improve on in this scene.
fantastic sharpness and detail with the F3.5
- Copyright: Hisashi Yuya (hispic) (9652)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-03-15
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EF 50mm F/1.4 USM, RAW @ ISO 640
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-03-30 20:48