You can’t visit Japan without heading over to Shibuya, the entertainment capital of Tokyo. Coming out of the underground train station you are faced with a jungle of neon lights and huge video screens. Even though I shot this at around 2pm on a Friday afternoon there are still almost a thousand people down there walking around. From 5-9pm this whole area is a sea of people shoulder to shoulder especially down in Shibuya station just underground here. The energy, smells, sounds and visuals when Shibuya is at its peak is indescribable and an experience I’ll never forget. Just a short trip from Shibuya is Shinjuku, the busiest train station in the world and it was a place that I considered ordered chaos. The Japanese, as a culture, are an incredibly nice and humble peoples, and I had such a wonderful time visiting their country and can’t wait to return one day 🙂

Even though I shot this at around 2pm on a Friday there are still almost a thousand people down there. From 5-9pm this whole area is a sea of people and I came back and took a bunch of images down around the crossing at that time. The energy, smells, sounds and visuals when Shibuya is at its peak is indescribable and an experience I’ll never forget. Just a short trip from Shibuya is Shinjuku, the busiest train station in the world and I also took my Nikon D800 camera there to capture some of what I considered ordered chaos. The Japanese as a culture are an incredibly nice and humble peoples, and I had such a wonderful time visiting their country and can’t wait to return one day Luke Zeme Photography icon_smile PHOTO OF THE DAY- Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo Japan. The busiest crossing in the world !

What I love about this image is how much there is to explore with your eyes and how interesting it is.

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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

– On1 Perfect Effects  An amazing Filter program to stylise the image. a standalone Filter program which can also be launched from Lightroom, Photoshop or Aperture

– NIK Collection

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Magda
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Hi. Awesome photo and a great vantage point! I am heading to japan next week. Do you mind sharing your secret about where you took this photo from? 🙂 Thanks 🙂

Cameron Ormiston
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Where exactly (from which building) did you shoot this from, I know someone asked this a while ago but I was hoping you could answer it. and what lens did you use? I’m going to Japan soon and I want to get some really cool shots like this one.

Thank you so much!

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