Taken at the Terminal 2 of Tokyo International Airport. I have chosen color temperature 3200 K in developing the raw image to emphasize a feel like a UFO.
Although the image may seem to be distorted by the anti-gravity waves from the UFO, it's only caused by the distortion of wide-angle lens !? ;-)
Tokyo International Airport, located in Haneda, Tokyo, Japan, is one of the two primary airports serving the Greater Tokyo Area. It is commonly known as Haneda Airport.
Terminal 2 opened on December 1, 2004. It features an open-air rooftop restaurant, a six-story "marketplace" area with restaurants and shops.
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sevy (15357) 2009-01-27 0:33
I agree with you, it looks like an UFO.
Good choice for the white balance. Sometimes, looking for a natural balance is not the best choice and it is very well demonstrated here where the blue dominante makes feel more futurist.
Moreover, the composition is good: the elements are well filling the frame.
filidor (56) 2009-01-27 0:49
Wow it really looks as cosmic hypersonic unidentified object :) Modern architecture has its own character.
ktanska (24254) 2009-01-27 0:53
What a great scifi inspired building. Upwards angle greatly emphasize this atmosphere and so does your choice of tones. All the round forms look really good.
Nicou (117264) 2009-01-27 0:59
On diriat l'intérieur d'une soucoupe volante, mangigique image pleine de belles couleurs et cet effet de spirales, géniale.
Brao et amitié
es841 (2113) 2009-01-27 1:02
Magnifique graphisme. Les couleurs et la netteté sont superbes!
Tout mes félicitations pour cette bien belle composition. Bravo pour le coup d'oeil.
g_panakia (4031) 2009-01-27 1:30
wow! what an impressive shot!!!
you are really lucky you captured an UFO ;)
excellent pov and light management!
tfs & have a nice day
macondo (18551) 2009-01-27 1:54
Superb upload today. I like the wide angle view, the composition, and the colour balance very much. It really does look like a UFO. The exposure and sharpness are superb. You didn't say if you used a tripod, but if you didn't this is very good work with a hand-held at 1/15 sec. Excellent shot and interesting note.
wolf38 (30532) 2009-01-27 2:44
Hello Hisashi. Beautifully, futuristically, worth seeing. Exemplary composition. Best regards, Wolfgang.
KLB (23723) 2009-01-27 4:11
Impressive shot in a striking quality.
You brought a strong graphism out thanks to a rigorous framing.
The light managment is really effective and creates a special atmosphere, something like sci-fi you're right.
PixelTerror (0) 2009-01-27 13:27
A very sophisticated structure, looks straight out of star treks, and the colors fit very well to the modernism of the structures, obviously the low K-temperature contributes to this effect.
Have a nice day JY
PaulVDV (20711) 2009-01-27 14:26
a very beautiful futuristic photograph, well detailed and a good composition.
Best regards, Paul
tomescuc (3291) 2009-01-27 14:47
Straight out a sci-fi movie. Excellent composition showing the details of this structure. I like the green tone, perfect for this.
fulvio52 (8314) 2009-01-28 4:12
This qualifies as real high-tech in my eyes : razor-sharp, wonderful graphism and the looks of a UFO. Amazing shot, the light management is from another planet! TFS my friend, have a good day. I'll be seeing you,
marion44 (9) 2009-01-28 8:21
Waow very impressive airport ! You might think you've landed on another plante the first time !!! The POV is excellent and the effect created by the wide angle works very well !
CaesarP (3924) 2009-01-28 14:03
very high quality image,
great colors, pov and sharpness,
il_corsaro_nero (1373) 2009-01-29 3:07
seems really an UFO. Excellent point of view and exposition. The rest was made by your Full Frame camera: To reach the same focal lenght of 19mm I have tou mount my 12-24 mm. The defintion is sharp and tones are all there. Did you used a tripod?
Very nice shoting.
My daughter is studing Japanese, so may be that next comments will be provided in your language..
ocskaymarci (2652) 2009-01-31 3:02
So dynamic, so futuristic!! Very creative photo with excellet white balance that gives the feeling that it looks like a UFO. The exposure is also perfect!
When I've been to Japan in 2004, we landed on Narita Airport (from Zurich). From Tokyo we flew to Akita. It is possible that we departed from Haneda Airport? I can't remember.. :$
npecanhuk (61562) 2009-01-31 3:08
Well seen and well done!
From a simple idea you have achieved pretty effective results to create this UFO sensation! Interesting and truly beautiful modern architecture! TFS - Congratulations!
hdl (6995) 2009-01-31 12:37
Great graphical effects here; excellent pov. How do you make those pictures so good in quality?
leo61 (0) 2009-02-01 23:50
Great shot of this futuristic architecture.Great POV and fantastic blue tones.You managed the light very well.
Cretense (68685) 2009-02-02 5:35
Wow, sci-fi photo, a fantastic scenery for science fiction movies!!! Amazing photo, splendid interior, excellent POV and perspective, perfect framing and composition, flawless light managment under dificult conditions! I love those "cold" tones! Congratulations!
aadilj (18102) 2009-02-04 3:22
Hi Hisahi, this is lovely and well compsoed. it sure looked like a spacecraft or a UFO. the hues and the lights are wellc aptured as well
marietom (34607) 2009-02-06 0:39
Superbe graphisme, tout en nuances de bleu. Bien vu.
mkamionka (29407) 2009-02-13 1:46
Fantastic idea as always.
I really like your compositions, they are not only of great quality but really creative, especially the titles are so adequate. This one again is amazing.
I am surprised though: recently I tried to take a shot in the new Heathrow terminal and the security did not allow me to do that. May be I just don't look nice and security is always bothering me everywhere?
Thanks for sharing that.
ricard (653) 2009-02-14 9:32
It seems you were in a futuristicand cosmic spaceship. Beautiful picture!
Thanks for sharing!
clio (27955) 2009-02-25 0:59
The UFO’s effect is very successful with this very well chosen blue colors and the centring. The wide-angle is an excellent idea also.
Very good work, congratulations !
avene (12675) 2009-03-03 17:48
another great shot, Hisashi, the futuristic colours and sci-fi shapes certainly make the place look lika a spaceship. again, the clarity is amazing, I feel like I'm standing right there and could touch the cool and smooth surface of the metal if I stretch my arm just a little. nice work, I like it a lot.
ingvar (2086) 2009-03-11 4:19
The quality of this shot I do not debate, as from a technical point of view, as artistic - It's excellent!
Instead, I wanted to thank you, dear Hisashi, for having mentioned my favorite rock group of the '70-s with the same name- UFO !
I liked it very much!
Good day and see you soon!
jafadabret (56501) 2009-03-31 11:51
Cet Objet Volant Non Identifié est superbe. J'aime le graphisme et ces couleurs. On s'attendrait à voir des Martiens et à percevoir des sons bizarres.
La photo, elle est une vraie réussite.
mondele (823) 2009-04-18 3:57
Merou (4726) 2009-04-26 23:28
i like this futurism shoot
the flue colrors are perfect for this kind of atmosphere
desman (2220) 2009-05-22 0:18
ceci aidera "à convaincre un monde incrédule que le cauchemar à déjà commencé"
francio64 (38264) 2009-07-31 13:07
Help! Help! The aliens are here! :))
Very original and impressive shot!
Seems a true U.F.O.
delpeoples (52731) 2009-08-01 3:44
Hi Hisashi, what a unique upload today. I love the perspective and the blue tones. Excellent definition, I feel like I'm about to be "beamed up". Compliments, Lisa.
testmaniac (13508) 2009-08-03 22:07
Hello Hisashi, very nice photo with great POV and colors. I like it! Excellent presentation of modern architecture how may looks like UFO.
TFS and regards,
Didi (55145) 2010-10-23 7:54
very great composition and good management control of the exposure and interesting vertical perspective.
magalik (6101) 2011-01-06 12:26
Very impressive ! Very futuristic for an european like me. A very photogenic airport. There is a great graphism but it seems also there are also interesting plays of lights. A duo green/bleu very elegant.
I would like much to visit this place. It's not a problem to have to wait his plane in a such place.
Very good quality shot.
Happy new year to you.
deejayvee (93) 2013-12-02 2:27
I love this photo! The colours and the shapes have been captured perfectly to show the futuristic style of the building.
- Copyright: Hisashi Yuya (hispic) (9619)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-01-15
- Categories: Humorous, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, RAW @ ISO 320
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/15 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2009-01-27 0:24
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