It's a very pretty location and makes for some great pictures in good weather. I had overcast skies so ended up shooting mostly in the early evening so I could ignore the bland skies and create something a little more interesting with very long exposures.
Most of the shots here are HDR images, multiple exposures combined using Photomatix Pro to give a wide dynamic range look to the shots - vital when shooting in the light and dark extremes of night.
|Canal, Kurashiki town. |
Extremely long shutter speeds are great for producing a mirror-like sheen on the surface of water.
|Gateway to old wooden residence, Kurashiki|
|Tourist information centre lit up at night in Kurashiki's historical Bikan quarter|
|A classic Japanese bridge built over the canal - originally used to ship goods and spun cotton to other parts of Japan in the Meiji period, it's now a big tourist attraction. HDR, five frames processed using Photomatix Pro and Photoshop.|