A view of the castle of Osaka at night. I looked for this vantage point for quite a while, checking on the maps the right alignment and distance. My purpose was to show the contrast between the classical shape of the castle (which anyway is a modern reconstruction of the ancient one) and the modern look of the skyscrapers. In Japan is easy to find this kind of “fusion” of past and future, of classic and modernity; sometimes this is unpleasant, for the presence of industrial areas or ugly buildings, but in this occasion I think to have found a cool view.
Unfortunately in this occasion too, I found some difficulty in taking this photo, because the security requisitioned my tripod, so I had to find a stable horizontal surface to shoot from. After some contorsions I managed to take three long exposures that I blended together to obtain this image.
EXIF: Pentax K-5 + smc D FA Macro 100mm f/2.8 WR – 100mm – 13s – f/9 – ISO80