Shinbashi by night: Shades of grey

Yesterday, I did another high tea…but that will be a post for later on this week. Too many photos to sort through at the moment. But after leaving the hotel last night, I walked through the Shinbashi area on my own and did a mini photowalk through the area. It was around 7.30pm and I took some cool dramatic night shots. The weather was kinda crazy over the weekend. We got the fringes of a typhoon so we would get bursts of strong rain and wind, and then fine again. The clouds were pretty cool on this night. The nightsky, clouds and a lot of the tall buildings provided an opportune moment to work on some night shots with the SLR. Lots of shades of grey and night lights. It’s nice change from the macro close-up colourful food photos that will follow later on this week. Here are a fistful of photos of Shinbashi by night. A pair of escalators:

From Shinbashi by night
From Shinbashi by night
From Shinbashi by night
From Shinbashi by night
From Shinbashi by night
From Shinbashi by night
From Shinbashi by night

There are some really interesting skyrise buildings in the Shinbashi district.

From Shinbashi by night

I really like the next photo that I took:

From Shinbashi by night
From Shinbashi by night

 

I wish I could have made the ‘red light’ of the cones pop more in this next photo:

From Shinbashi by night

Building cluster:

From Shinbashi by night

Looking up:

From Shinbashi by night

This next shot is cool. It’s kinda futuristic looking. Tokyo is a city of neon and bright lights, but in Shinbashi, I was able to portray a darker, edgier side to the city.

From Shinbashi by night

I like the composition of this next shot, but I have digitally edited the exposure and contrast of this photo.

From Shinbashi by night
From Shinbashi by night

This was another cool building in Shinbashi….but again, I have edited the next couple of photos, but still the composition is interesting.

From Shinbashi by night
From Shinbashi by night
From Shinbashi by night

This last shot is one of my favourite photos of the night. My symmetry was just a tad unbalanced, and not as perfect as I would have liked it. Again composition was good but I have digitally enhanced the exposure and highlights. As I walked up the stairs and onto the train platform there was a man facing one way and a woman facing the other way – both waiting for their trains. It was kinda cool. It’s a shame the woman has a little less presence in comparison to the man. But it captures so many things. Two people. Opposite directions. Waiting. On their way somewhere.

From Shinbashi by night

And if I could pick a soundtrack song for today’s photo post it would be this song: “Mad World” – by Gary Jules (a cover from the original by Tears for Fears – popularized by the film “Donnie Darko”)

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