She couldn't help but smile when she noticed her colorful reflection.
One of the places that I’ve always wanted to shoot in Tokyo is the Loop Bridge. It was never a spot I thought about shooting from before I saw the incredible series of photos from my pal +Takahiro Yamamoto
of this very scene. In my opinion he’s already shot this to perfection but as a photographer I simply wanted to be able to shoot it myself, so along with +Jason Arney
, +Brian Kemper
and with Takahiro’s help, I was finally able to do so. On my recent visit to Japan for my dear +Yumi Shoji
's Birthday week, I had a few hours free for some night shooting and Takahiro was kind enough to take some time to drive me and the others over to Shibaura in the Minato Ward where he pointed out all of the ideal spots to shoot this beautiful Loop from. This particular shot came from the end of a short pier, where we were able to get a composition clear of the docked boats floating around. I had taken a few shots before this one, but I really wanted to smooth out the water even more, so with the bright city lights and the moon shining above, I increased my aperture to f/22 and lowered my ISO to 100 and left my shutter open for about 380 seconds to achieve the result I have here. It actually turned out quite interesting, having the water in the distance smooth but still getting some ripple effect closer to me. I'm glad that mood didn't move too much for me also. He he.
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