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    Sometimes you go looking for a shot and sometimes a shot finds you. Having traveled to Tokyo many times I specifically went to the Shibuya Station area to shoot the famous crossing. When I got to my hotel room 23 floors above the city I was greeted by this wonderful view of the city from my window. When night fell I set up my tripod, put on a tilt shift lens for perspective control and got my best shots without ever leaving the room. I envisioned this as a black and white shot from the start.
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    Tokyo is a city that ranks at the top of my travel wish list. The buildings and architecture always seem like they were designed with a future aesthetic. You were right in thinking that this would make a great black and white image. I love the added details of billboards and the street lights.

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
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    Date Taken: Jan 26, 2017
    Date Uploaded: Apr 25, 2017
    Location: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
    Camera: Canon EOS 5DS
    Focal Length: 17 mm
    Shutter Speed: 30/1 sec
    Aperture: f/16
    ISO: 100
    Copyright: © Dean Cobin
    Categories: Black and White, Places, Travel
    Assignments: Cities in Black and White