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Posts tagged night photography

Reflections on Copenhagen’s lake after dark

copenhagen lake night lights reflection

Copenhagen lake (Sortedams Sø) after dark

Three years ago today this happened.

Fukuoka Blue Hour (before the storm)

fukuoka blue hour before the storm

Naka River (那珂川) Fukuoka, Japan

Music under the Milky Way

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Shojoshinin on Koyasan

night walk koyasan 清浄心院

清浄心院

Some people make a day trip to Koyasan. Big mistake. Sure the temple lodgings aren’t cheap, but the temple lodging experience (shukubo or 宿坊) is fabulous and Koyasan transforms into a different kind of magical place when the sun goes down.

What a difference shooting in RAW can make!

jpg vs raw jpeg

jpg version

I was going through and deleting some photos from last summer when I came upon the photo above. I almost hit delete, but I was curious what the photo was even of so I decided to take a peek at the RAW file before deleting.

This was the same photo in RAW format:

RAW night walk koyasan okunoin

RAW version of same photo

At first I thought I had opened the wrong photo, but then I checked the file name and sure enough they were the same.

I took this while walking through the Okunoin Cemetery just after sunset. I didn’t have a tripod so I just set my camera on rocks or headstones to take long exposures. Obviously, this one @ 30 seconds wasn’t long enough for a jpg photo, but in RAW it almost looks properly exposed.

Umeda, Osaka after dark

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HEP Five ferris wheel along with Ippudo (ramen) and Matsuya (gyudon) – Osaka, Japan

What better way to draw attention to your shopping center than to put a giant ferris wheel on top? Ferris wheels weren’t my destination on this evening. Nor were Ippudo or Matsuya (for once). Instead, I was heading to BAR MiDiAN. If you can’t find something of interest in this part of Osaka, well, let’s just say, you may not have any interests.

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