Street in Tokyo at Night
Time for yet another photo from Japan. This time it’s Street in Tokyo. It’s an image taken at night in the Asakusa discrict of Tokyo. This is more traditionally looking area of Japan capital city, which is most famous for Senso-ji temple dedicated to Kannon – Buddhist goddess of mercy. What you might find interesting is that Canon Inc. company also got its name after this goddess. The streets of Asakusa are very colorful and vibrant in the evening and at night but if you intend to take a shot there be aware that many places close between 8 to 9 PM so don’t be there after that hour as you might not find a lot of colors and lights there.
To create this image I took 5 exposures and merged them using Fusion/Real-Estate inside Photomatix Pro. This way I got the image that is both natural looking and virtually free from noise. After using Photomatix Pro, I launched Photoshop and finished my image using ON1 Effects 10.5 plugin.
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And finally here’s EXIF info for this image:
Camera: Canon 5D MK III (read my review)
Lens: Canon 16-35 f/4 L IS USM (read my review)
Focal length: 35 mm
Exposure time: 0.6 s (“middle” exposure)
Number of exposures: 5
E.V. Step: 1.0 EV
Flash used: no
Technique: HDR, Exposure Fusion
Software: Magic Lantern, Photomatix Pro 5.1 (Fusion/Real-Estate), Capture One 9, Photoshop CC 2015, ON1 Effects 10.5