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Tokyo Snow

Snow coming down heavy on the crossing

It was snowing in Tokyo today. I was out this morning and took these shots of Shibuya. The snow kept falling until evening when it became a bit more like rain, but it has not settled yet. Maybe over night we might have more. Tomorrow morning might be a snow blanket !

I took these photos as HDR images, 5 shots of varying light (-2 -1 0 +1 +2) range and then combined them together. Even on a dark day there is enough colored signage for Shibuya to look wonderful and bright.

A bit too wet for football today
A little bit of a dark image across the train lines andbuildings
A few umbrellas speed across the crossing
Down on street level with the umbrellas
Always busy in Shibuya

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att February 11, 2011 at 6:39 pm

ah the moving umbrella ground shot is awesome looking! where are you to get those high up shots looking down at the crossing??

Shibuya246 February 11, 2011 at 8:11 pm

From the hotel near the crossing

Olgitosk February 11, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Fantastic to see it!!

Marijn Rongen February 11, 2011 at 6:50 pm

As always very nice pictures. I also like the effect of the colorful umbrellas during the different exposures, it gives a clean look of movement.

goukaseishi February 11, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Absolutely amazing shots, the first few don’t even look real. Where is the point you took the first shots from, I didn’t know where to go to take an aerial picture when I visited Shibuya in January! ๐Ÿ™

Shirokij February 12, 2011 at 5:12 am

Would like to be here some day and cross it a couple of times!

Shirokij February 12, 2011 at 5:13 am

Wow! Playing some football on a roof^^

Shirokij February 12, 2011 at 5:15 am

What a nice photo! Liked the sky color – weather impression is so vivid!

Shirokij February 12, 2011 at 5:18 am

Impressive! The pics are so good! Would like to have one or two as wallpaper.

Ryudo February 15, 2011 at 6:06 am

I really love the last picture in this post.
Do you have a higher resolution of this? I so want to make this my Desktop Wallpaper

Doug Brahm March 10, 2011 at 10:02 am

Shutter speed 1/125? Is the umbrella movement an HDR artifact?
Love the series

Shibuya246 March 11, 2011 at 1:07 am

Thanks. It is a set of 5 photos taken at differing light for the HDR. Shutter speed would have changed for each one. I try to keep the ISO at 200 when I take HDR, but dont worry about that on normal shots. The day was a bit overcast, but still managed ok without a tripod.

I am visiting Australia later this month and will take some photos there also for a change.

Thanks for commenting ๐Ÿ™‚


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