Art in Yokohama

I have visited Yokohama a number of times and each time seem to gravitate towards a regular course of Yamashita Koen, Minato no mieru koen, China Town and then the Minato Mirai area. The Ferris Wheel at Minato Mirai seems to have a strange gravitational pull about it, particularly when the sun goes down.

This trip was to try out a few HDR techniques in a setting where I already knew how the camera would perform with standard images.

A number of photos I took came out as I thought, but some others gave quite interesting results. It always pays to experiment with new technology before thinking about where it will take you. The couple of days in Yokohama were an exciting time to think about the future of photography and how people view the world around them as a captured image.

You can see a few more of the images from this day here.

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HDR Photography

I have been experimenting recently with HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography after viewing some of Trey Ratcliff’s works (StuckinCustoms) and have been enjoying the process as well as seeing the results.

This is one of my favorite places in Japan. Sometimes I go here just to stand and watch the people go by. A great spot to view from is across the road from Hachiko, in the tower of the Excel Tokyu Hotel. If you are lucky enough to stay here, you can get a great view of the crossing from your room or in the elevator lobby area.

Looking down the people busy themselves crossing the road whether it is sunny or rain. Shibuya is a fast moving place and there is always lots of action on the street.

I will be making a number of these photos available for sale as limited edition prints shortly. You can also buy copies of all photos in differing sizes and formats through Smugmug.

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