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Tallest in Japan

Tallest in Japan
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Copyright: Mukesh Swer (swerM) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 40 W: 0 N: 32] (403)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-02
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/15 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-16 7:43
Viewed: 1226
Points: 28
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Full length capture of Yokohama Landmark Tower, tallest building (residential) in Japan standing at 296 metres. Will become second to Abeno Harukas, Osaka next year (2014). Picture taken at night and brighten a bit.

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Not a bad attempt here, Mukesh.
Considering the shutter speed/ISO settings, you've managed to capture a pretty stable shot with no evidence of camera shake.

The subject matter and composition is quite interesting, with very linear and geometric symmetry creating a natural balance to the framing, creating a nice lead in to the height of the tower in the centre of the shot.

Perhaps a few more steps to the right, getting the tower more in the centre of the shot may have worked, but I have no idea what obstacles or distractions you faced when taking the shot, so perhaps not possible to take those extra steps?

The brightening/Exposure increase at the post processing stage has added a fair bit of noise, but like I say, not a bad attempt.
A tripod is essential for successfully capturing shots such as these, but hey.....one thing at a time.



Hello Mukesh,

I also like the shot. I think it has a good composition and POV was good. What I really like is the ship in front of the building. The ship's masts offer an interesting contrast. I think your settings could be a little better, but again, it's pretty good.


Hi Mukesh, settings for night shots can be a fun learning curve. I like the contrast of old and new with the ship against the tower. Fiona

Hi Mukesh...very nice shot. Great tones and light with perfect focus. Well done.


Hallo Swer..
Minunata imagine!
Imi place mult POV.ul ales...

Numai bine,

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2013-09-24 6:01]


Quel building et iamge sueprbe quelle lumiččŕre et iamge fantastique vue et cpatage c'est une compo moderne et ces lumirče mervielleux.
Bravo et amitié

Very nice capture of this tall building especially during blue hour. I like the soft lighting and it has good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

bonjour Mukesh
Good focus and light
a moody shot

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  • dale54 (452)
  • [2013-10-31 7:50]

mukesh hello..good afternoon.very good light management,i like your POV,and close crop,very enjoyable work! dale

Ciao Mukesh, Great POV on fantastic building, wonderful colors, excellent exposure and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Mukesh

When I lived in Japan. This building did not exist. I do remember the famous Yokohama Train station for all the shops and route to Tokyo. Interesting view and great night exposure.


Hi Mukesh, Great capture of this tallest building in Japan along with detail note. I wonder the penthouse is only for those who have no phobia of height. Great colour tones and lights. Excellent POV and its scale is well demonstrated by including the buildings around. Thank for sharing and Happy Holidays

Hello Mukesh,an interesting building; it looks good against the darkening sky.
I am fascinated by the sailing ship beneath it?
Regards Jean.

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  • Clanyi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 7 N: 100] (7129)
  • [2014-01-10 13:12]

Hi Mukesh! Nice shot, good nocturnal tones. Well done. Regards Csabi

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