Never stayed in this part of Tokyo before - Shimbashi is a triangle of high tech buildings housing TV, newspaper and other media companies plus of course, multi-level shopping malls and hotels in the heart of the city. Unlike any other country, Japan layers its cities with freeways, concrete, train lines and shopping. Always the shopping...
|Amid the concrete and steel sits a small florist selling flowers to any passers by that have the time to look. |
A flower shop struck me as being a bit of a contrast with the buildings overshadowing the rest of the neighbourhood.
|Here I moved the tripod during the 2.5 second exposure to make the lights bleed across the frame to give a sense of energy and movement - I think this is a better result than the previous three-exposure HDR (above).|
|Commuters scurry past impossibly-retouched models advertising what appears to be the elixir of life: immortality. Oh well! Canon EOS 5D MkIII, 14mm lens, 1/3s @ f8, ISO 400, hand held.|