So very many

By |2014-03-27T17:10:40+00:00Mar 27th, 2014|
On one of my last nights in Tokyo, Trey Ratcliff and I beelined it to the famously chaotic Shibuya Station intersection. I had visited this area a few days prior, mid-afternoon with Mark Louie, and can honestly say that you must visit this area at night. It immediately reminded me of Times Square, except with way more neon and people. What was also so cool to see was the dizzying array of pedestrian crosswalks going in all sorts of directions.

I took a bunch of 2.5″ exposures with my Sony A7 and my precious Really Right Stuff tripod. during every crossing session, trying to capture the throngs of people swarming through, like schools of fish. After that, I took a quick bracket series for the background and blended it all together. Normally, I’d remove a lot of the CA from the image but in this case, I actually really dig the way it lends itself to the look. The actual stylization was achieved using Nik Analog Efex Pro.

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  1. Elaine Ball March 27, 2014 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    It's an amazing place!

  2. Giovanni Piliarvu March 27, 2014 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    Great place! I love that crossing on Friday night! So crowded that makes you feel very very insignificant.  
    People with EGO problem should visit everynow and then :) 

  3. Mark Esguerra March 27, 2014 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    You know I've been many times +Giovanni Piliarvu. I'm pleased to say my EGO is still very much in tact. Then again, it's me. And I'm awesome. ;-P

  4. Giovanni Piliarvu March 27, 2014 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    +Mark Esguerra ah ah! Nice answer! Very humble. :D

    Maybe you need to come back!  

  5. Aleksahdr Bud March 27, 2014 at 5:52 pm - Reply


  6. Mark Esguerra March 27, 2014 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    +Giovanni Piliarvu "Humble"? I'll have to look that up in a dictionary. He he. ;-P

  7. Giovanni Piliarvu March 27, 2014 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    +Mark Esguerra while you`re at it look for Красиво as well  (^ ^)

  8. Mark Esguerra March 27, 2014 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    +Giovanni Piliarvu ハンサム?ぼくは?ありがとうな!

  9. holger feroudj March 27, 2014 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    Seen many photos of that place and the place itself a million times, but you captured it a way I didn't see before +Brian Matiash – very nice :)

    +Giovanni Piliarvu so, that's why you hang out in Shibuya all the time? ;)

  10. Eric James Leffler March 27, 2014 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    So very awesome!

  11. Daniel Peckham March 27, 2014 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    Great job on this. I've been here as well (as any photographer visiting Tokyo) but you captured it better.

  12. Lee Eric March 27, 2014 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    Night scenes of Eastern City (Tokyo)

  13. rajshree keshkar March 28, 2014 at 5:38 am - Reply


  14. Laurie Egan March 28, 2014 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    I want to go there.

  15. Jameson Savage March 28, 2014 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Nice one man! Must. Go. To. Japan. 

  16. sujit kumar March 29, 2014 at 3:48 am - Reply


  17. Tina Gleisner March 29, 2014 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Love this +Brian Matiash and I do think it captures the movement & energy around Shibuya, and really all the large trains stations … but of course this one is home for me, having lived in Nishi-Azabu for 3 yrs (between Shibuya & Rippongi)

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