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    Default Busy Shibuya

    Hachiko crossing at Shibuya in Tokyo, one of the busiest intersections in the world. I was trying to capture the hustle and bustle, the crowdedness of all the human bodies crossing the road, however it was a bright and sunny day and even at f22 at 1" the photos turn out overexposed. Wonder if this one works. I have done some work on it on photoshop to fix some of the overexposure. Is there a way not to prevent overexposure when taking slow shutter shots in the day? I was thinking maybe the results would be better if i shot in RAW and tweaked the exposure on a computer?

    C&C welcome on the composition, whether it succeeds in capturing the bustle as the lights turn red and all the people cross.




    Thanks.
    Last edited by wxwayne; 9th January 2008 at 07:58 PM.

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    nice shot! hope u've got the ISO set to the lowest possible on your camera.

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    To avoid overexposure and to capture people's trails during bright daylight, add a neutral density filter to stop down the light. An ND4 filter would work well in this situation to capture the trails using shutter speed of 1second and at the same time prevent overexposure.

    One more thing to note is the building on the left is tilted, so u might wan to correct this using lens correction tools or ps.

    Remember that exposure is important. Shooting in raw and tweaking exposure in ps does not mean it can rescue the details lost in blown highlights. Getting the right exposure is the key to retaining details and getting great photos.

    Keep on shooting bro!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuantoh View Post
    To avoid overexposure and to capture people's trails during bright daylight, add a neutral density filter to stop down the light. An ND4 filter would work well in this situation to capture the trails using shutter speed of 1second and at the same time prevent overexposure.

    One more thing to note is the building on the left is tilted, so u might wan to correct this using lens correction tools or ps.

    Remember that exposure is important. Shooting in raw and tweaking exposure in ps does not mean it can rescue the details lost in blown highlights. Getting the right exposure is the key to retaining details and getting great photos.

    Keep on shooting bro!
    Thanks!! Never occured to me to use filters. I am learning new stuff everyday! Regarding the tilted building on the left, what do u mean by lens correction tools? For correction using photoshop, do u mean using the rotate canvas option? Once again thanks!
    Last edited by wxwayne; 9th January 2008 at 11:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wxwayne View Post
    Thanks!! Never occured to me to use filters. I am learning new stuff everyday! Regarding the tilted building on the left, what do u mean by lens correction tools? For correction using photoshop, do u mean using the rotate canvas option? Once again thanks!
    If u using ps, go to Filter > Distort > Lens Correction. For more info, u can simply google
    "lens correction with photoshop".

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuantoh View Post
    If u using ps, go to Filter > Distort > Lens Correction. For more info, u can simply google
    "lens correction with photoshop".
    That was fast! Thank you thank you!!

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    Haiz.. now I miss Tokyo. Reminds me of the time I was at the Starbucks (the only decent coffee...) at Shibuya 101 (glass bulding on the right) looking down at people walking by...

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    Is it a panorama, or did you use a wide angle lens? I'm just learning =)

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    normal lens, 17-55 mm kit lens, 17mm focal length.

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