The one thing I love, amongst many, in Japan is the variety of food and drink available in the country.

In Japan these vending machines are everywhere and Iโ€™m a little guilty of putting too much money into them ๐Ÿ™‚ but I wanted to experience as much as I could whilst there. This particular one was glowing brightly on a cobble stone path on a historic walk to Kiyomizu Temple. I came back to visit the area again at night when all the crowds had gone home to rest and take in the area when it was nice and quiet. I much prefer taking in a space when its not loud and shoulder to shoulder. These drinks stations are heaven whilst you hike up and down the mountain.

I have heard of some pretty odd things being for sale (underwear being one) in these but I mostly found food and drinks. I got addicted to these double black coffees in the mornings (they are in the left machine bottome right), haha, because they gave you such a jolt (Alright Luke its time to work !). Just looking at these brings back so many memories and I’m glad I stopped to take a HDR bracket of them…

A close up of the Coffee ones in this shot, cropping

Luke Zeme Photography Vending-machines-close-up2 PHOTO OF THE DAY- Vending Machine, Kyoto Japan HDR

Software Used:

Photomatix PROย – 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 ofย Photomatixย you can get aย 15% Discountย with the coupon codeย LukeZemePhotography

–ย Adobe Photoshop CS6ย ย used to layer and mask, plus much much more

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


How did I make this ?ย 

I used a Nikon D800 + Nikkor 14-24mm on a tripod and shot a 1EV 5 shot bracket to get this image. I then used photomatix and On1’s Perfect Effectsย Filters to get this Effect.

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
Contact Us

Please use this contact form for any enquiries and we will get back to you asap. Thanks, Luke

Start typing and press Enter to search