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

23 Comments on this Post

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

  2. Fantastic to see it!!

  3. 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.

  4. goukaseishi

    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! :(

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

  6. Wow! Playing some football on a roof^^

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

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

  9. 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

  10. Doug Brahm

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

    • 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 :)


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