This is the view when you come out of Tokyo station into the business district of Marunouchi. The trains in Japan are so cool and it feels like you are flying rather than travelling along the ground. Even the seats are palatial with food available on some of the carts. The main reason tourists come to this train station is to go to the Imperial Palace, which is a short stroll up to the left of frame. This location is a great spot to setup and shoot off a few frames and take in Japan. In fact there was a group of artists just behind me siting on the path all drawing the Tokyo Station. But for me I liked this composition I got of these two business men travelling to work and them being split by the bus. Using my ultra wide angle lens I was also able to make it look like the buildings were leaning in on the scene, an affect I love.

Shooting and Post-Processing:

I shot this one with my Nikon D800 paired with the ultra wide angle lens the Nikkor 14-24mm. It was shot in Aperture priority mode and a 5 frame bracket was made although I ended up only using 4 of them for this shot.

I’ve become more confident in editing HDR images where there is a large amount of light in the scene because of the new HDR algorithm in Photomatix 5 called contrast optimizer. Previously I would only attempt my HDR shots from moments close to the golden hours and during the night. If you want to get into HDR shots check out this video I made showing all the new features of Photomatix 5, which I use to make my HDR images. Photomatix 5 NEW features Video.

Photomatix PRO – Is a MAC and PC HDR software for creating stunning HDR images. They have a free trial, but if you end up buying a copy of Photomatix you can get a 15% Discount with the coupon code LukeZemePhotography

I also used:

– On1 Photo suite the complete collection of photo editing software from OnOne. This suite offers you heaps of variety and you can make plenty of adjustments and changes to your images.


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