I posted a cityscape of Tokyo in the dusk taken in last year because we have less lights of the office buildings in this year.
Taken from the 47th floor observatory of St.Luke's Garden at Tsukiji, putting the camera on a window frame with AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing) at -2/3, 0, +2/3, using the self timer to stabilize the image.
The lens was covered with my black jacket to prevent the indoor light reflecting in the image.
Mt.Fuji and Tokyo Tower can be seen on the right of middle of the image, and a water bus is going down the Sumida River toward Tokyo Bay passing under the Kachidoki Bridge.
For the part of the city, I have developed the raw image at color temperature 3600 K to emphasize a feel of cool in city. The part of the distant view has been done at daylight white balance.
I think this color balance is mostly close to the actual impression, especially seeing in the room at night
Here is a similar image only of daylight in white balance posted last year.
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achakladar (786) 2009-03-03 0:35
sevy (58) 2009-03-03 1:27
Thanks for the good note, very interesting. I also use this kind of color balance for night photo, the blue rendering is closer to what I see. With slides, I was using Tungsten film.
In more to the composition very balanced with the use of the river on the left, the exposure provides a lot of details. In large print, this photo will translate all its potential.
edouard_lauer (1247) 2009-03-03 2:01
great panorama of the Tokyo city landscape at dawn. The choice of AEB was right cause you got a really sharpen picture of this modern city.
npecanhuk (74932) 2009-03-03 2:07
Just perfect night picture, with excellent sharpness and exposure! High viewpoint is outstanding and the composition was very well thought, seen and done! I like all the details of buildings with all their lights, the "river", the bridge and the wonderful sky! Very nice and pleasant! Very good photo job! TFS - Congratulations!
phwall (6785) 2009-03-03 3:18
OK you win, that's the best late evening/blue hour shot I've seen.
What else to say......BRILLIANT.
Cretense (68701) 2009-03-03 6:25
Fantastic panoramic view of Tokyo, taken at the best hour of the day! Top class photography! Excellent composition and framing, fantastic light managment and colours! Congratulations!
sacavem (18620) 2009-03-03 9:05
Excellent photographic moment. Good shot
Good work to capture this image. Very good colour and definition.
pauloog (11747) 2009-03-03 14:22
Cool colours for this wonderfully sharp city view. Technically very well done and also a pleasure for the eye.Amazing taht you can see Mount Fuji on this view; reminds me of standing on top of it a couple of years ago.
The light blue sky matches very well with the city colours.
fulvio52 (8314) 2009-03-03 15:02
Extremely well balanced and featuring outstanding light management, sharpness, and colors. A truly amazing view, impressive and at the same time technically superior. And your note is definitely a most informative one, TFS! Have a good day, I'll be seeing you.
papagolf21 (99860) 2009-03-04 1:49
Bonjour, cher Hisashi,
Magnifique prise de vue panoramique nous présentant la ville entre chiens et loups. La présence de ces petites lumières forme une jolie guirlande lumineuse.
Un grand merci de nous faire visiter la ville d'une aussi belle façon.
patdeph (35748) 2009-03-05 1:05
you had here a wonderful high view point,and I love to see the lightened town at this very nice blue hour!The sharpness is truly excellent and enhances this splendid brilliant effect!It's superb!
wolf38 (31296) 2009-03-05 2:30
Hello Hisashi. Which for a wonderful view of this city. One can only suspect, how much preliminary work was necessary for this photo. The result is a fantastic photo of highest quality. Outstanding. Best regards, Wolfgang.
ktanska (27356) 2009-03-06 3:32
High rise buildings of Tokyo provide great cityscapes. Yes there really are countless lights on those windows. And as you explain colour balance looks quite natural.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2009-03-06 6:40
I appreciate this image, it is not every day which I see an image deTokyo on TE and not every day that I see such a beautiful night image. Your very serious and sizeable camera enabled you to obtain a clearness and divine colors. The artist that you are obtained a masterly framing, and a very good description of the city. Congratulations.
Have a nice and weekend
danos (96842) 2009-03-06 9:01
nice the panoramic view of this side of Tokyo with the canal to penetrate the city.I like the sharpness and the clarity of the scene instant of the dusk.Well done.
Have a nice weekend,Danos
Jardim (3243) 2009-03-09 14:56
Beautiful view of this cosmopolitan city, you made a excelent composition.
Disabled_A (0) 2009-03-10 3:03
one of my dreams is to see Japan - and Tokyo - with my own eyes. So far I enjoy the photos on TE!
Impressive aerial panoramic view! And of course beautiful evening colours... there is always something magic and mysterious about this time of the evening when it's not completely dark yet, and the city is beginning to be filled with millions of lights.
Very interesting and useful Note to the photo, too!
ElAprendiz (30) 2009-03-11 9:53
Tokyo wow, what we have heard of it, the capital of the empire of the rising sun.
This is simply making a spectacular, majestic and very high quality of light and color. Details can be seen with clarity and focus, and point of view with a large depth of field can not be better.
Congratulations, my friend. A warm greeting from Colombia
anto95 (1840) 2009-03-20 6:18
The POV and the format are very well chosen.
Wonderful mystic landscape. Good colors. Very good capture and frame.
Vasa (515) 2009-04-18 1:44
Wonderful world must be Japan. It is in my dreams and my imagination. Your pictures dear Hisashi, help me to have a proach idea about your world. Bee happy and keep your Canon, superb machine.
darek1978 (13361) 2009-06-19 18:14
Fine night picture! Great colours and good light management. I like a lot your very interesting and also impressive point of view and spectacular composition.
TFS and have a nice weekend.
fds (9340) 2010-11-15 9:47
great landscape with fantastic light by night
very beautiful town
- Copyright: Hisashi Yuya (hispic) (9652)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-02-13
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, RAW @ ISO 200
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/2 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-03-03 0:30
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