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7 Comments | Report
Shutterbum
 
Shutterbum March 10, 2015
This is a classic image. It's timeless.
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TheoShilton March 10, 2015
Thanks for the compliment shutterbum!
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Dacemac March 20, 2015
Superb! Congratulations! One of the best B&W ever!
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TheoShilton March 20, 2015
Thanks a lot Dacemac! :D
badstyle
 
badstyle May 06, 2015
Great atmosphere, tone and composition - lovely work! :)
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TheoShilton May 06, 2015
Thanks a lot Badstyle!
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tanjajensen June 23, 2015
This draws you in and gets your imagination running. Very nice!
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TheoShilton June 23, 2015
Great compliment Tanja, Thank you!
umirion
 
umirion August 20, 2015
Blade runner ;-? Very nice, gratz!
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TheoShilton August 21, 2015
Thanks Umirion!
NickBPhotoUK PRO
 
NickBPhotoUK August 24, 2015
Great rainy day shot. Excellent candied for B&W.
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TheoShilton August 24, 2015
Thanks a lot Nick
nandicmb
 
nandicmb October 24, 2015
Congratulations on ALL your Awards!
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TheoShilton October 24, 2015
Thank you Nandicmb! One of my favourite shots :D

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in Tokyo's Asakusa District in Japan. The neon streets come to life at night and in the rain create beautiful reflections.
Time
It was around 10pm in the evening. Me and my partner were heading back from a bar in the rain and we stopped to have a cigarette in a sheltered area. I noticed the street lights reflecting off the wet street surface and the people scurrying through the rain. I got my camera out ( A Nikon D7000) and attached my 18-300mm lens. This allowed me some flexibility in the area I was shooting as the road was quite long I needed to get up close to my subject.
Lighting
I used the street lights for my lighting. Tokyo is awash with neon and almost anywhere is a great spot for street photography. Just use a reasonably large aperture and a good ISO to compliment the faster shutter speed! An open aperture is perfect for gathering up all the light and colour in the scene.
Equipment
I used a Nikon D7000 and an 18-300mm lens. I shot at 1/125 and I think the aperture was quite open at around f3.5 or f5. The street was well lit so there wasn't much need for an increase in exposure or shutter speed. I didn't use a flash or a tripod the shot was handheld.
Inspiration
My surroundings inspired me to take the shot. Its hard not to fall in love with tokyo at night time. The busy illuminated streets capture your imagination and present literally hundreds of shooting opportunities during a short walk. The umbrella was they key for me in the end. I like how the umbrella's added to peoples silhouettes and created a bit of mystery to their character.
Editing
I just de saturated the image in photoshop. I then moved into Lightroom and increased the highlights, clarity, sharpness and whites. I try to keep processing to minimum in my non HDR work. I like a viewer to see what was there not a fictional reality. Your goal as a photographer is to capture the moment you witness and take the person to that exact moment and time. I really feel that this image does just that!
In my camera bag
I carry a Nikon D7000, an 18-300mm lens for street and people photography. I have a 10-20mm lens for architecture, both interior and exterior as well as an 8mm and a 6.5mm fish eye when 10mm leaves me wanting. I also have a 4.5mm circular fish eye for surreal shots although it doesn't get as much use as the other lenses. If i'm away I also carry a sigma 150-500mm lens for wildlife photography. Theres nothing worse than not having the lens for the job!! I have recently invested in a 35mm lens for portrait and street photography. With an aperture of f.14 it really allows me to get bright night shots with the huge amount of light the lens lets in.
Feedback
Make sure you are in a busy city district on a busy night. Either a weekend or holiday or late night shopping nights. Make sure you know its set for rain and also have a rough idea of where you might shoot so that you can shoot somewhere thats undercover so you don't ruin your gear!! Don't run around frantically find your spot and wait for people to pass by. Your surroundings are just as important as the character in your shot and its harder to find the landscape when on the move.

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