Is this from Roppongi Hills? If so, how'd you get it so still? They don't allow tripods <facepalm>. Or maybe it's just Tokyo Tower? Nice shot, nonetheless.
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412 wrote in post #13023937
Any tips on taking better cityscapes or urban shots in general? I tried my hand at it last night and realized I'm pretty terrible at it lol.
Well, for one thing do you have a tripod for your cityscapes? Some people can shoot those kinds of scenes without one, but they sure can help big time, so that you can set your exposure to get the best light and sharp, crisp detail. Then it becomes a question of what exposure variables will work best for your scene. For a "classical" cityscape I'd typically use a low ISO, an aperture that is narrow enough to get a good depth of field, and a "I don't care" shutter speed -- I'm using a tripod and will often use a shutter release cable so that a longer shutter speed is not an issue.
Don't remember if I posted this... Taken on the day of the Tohoku earthquake, March 11, 2011. This was shot from the 25th floor and I remember being distinctly uncomfortable being this high up, especially when just a few hours earlier I had to jump out of my building during the earthquake. But I had this chance to go up...
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Arutemu wrote in post #13028599
Yeah, that was taken from the Mori Tower. I had a tiny tripod, which they said was not a problem. Besides, I saw people using some decent-sized tripods, without anyine saying anything, so I am pretty sure you would be fine with a small one. Worth trying, anyway.
I'll give it a shot. They gave me a TSA-worthy exam when I went. Pretty sure they have a box of surgical gloves just in case. How tiny is tiny? I've got a mini one, but I don't think it will fit on the glass there.
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The San Francisco Skyline at night with a full moon out. The clouds were just perfect and the light from the city blended with the moonlight in the clouds and it was just a beautiful night to be out in the Marin Headlands!
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