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Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 9 September 2010 in Architecture.

Canon EOS 50D 1/25 second F/4.0 ISO 400 39 mm

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Dana from Burbank, United States

A gorgeous sunset over a classic Japanese roofline. Beautifully composed.

9 Sep 2010 5:18am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Wonderful!

9 Sep 2010 7:41am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Lovely shot. I've been to Japan a few times, and your shots really remind me of what a great time I had. You just need to post some images of the crush in the tube stations, and my memories would be complete!

9 Sep 2010 8:48am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Great patterns, made by human and nature :)

9 Sep 2010 10:21am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Terrific! I love the colour of the sky and the composition is spot on. Lovely detail and lines. Bravo!

9 Sep 2010 10:26am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Magnifique !!!!!! This image is simply wonderful in every aspect: colors, light, framing and composition.
Great work.

9 Sep 2010 11:30am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

cool cloud.

9 Sep 2010 12:14pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice combination of these two subjects.

9 Sep 2010 1:14pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

That is a beautiful detail of the roofline in your angle, and some unbelievable color in those clouds. Very lovely composition.

9 Sep 2010 1:23pm

salva from burgos, Spain

Good composition and light!

9 Sep 2010 5:26pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Exquisite.

9 Sep 2010 8:28pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Stu, this is outstanding!

9 Sep 2010 11:26pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Gorgeous colors for this beautiful composition !

10 Sep 2010 12:47am

Nitin from Raipur, India

Breathtaking shot again. I love your technique and the clarity of composition - not to say the picture quality is amazing. Any secrets you'd like to share with me? I'm a nikon d90 user though.

14 Sep 2010 4:12pm

@Nitin: Thx for your kind comments Nitin. Much appreciated. As for secrets - there's honestly nothing to tell! I wish there was haha! I hear the d90 is an excellent camera, at least the equal to (if not better than) mine. As for my technique I shoot in RAW and use Canon's own software to convert to 14 bit TIFF which I work on in Photoshop CS3. I used to use Adobe bridge to convert from RAW but I find Canon's software is a better converter for the 50D - the images are more crisp somehow. I think Nikon's software is supposed to be good (if you shoot in RAW). People seem divided on the RAW issue but I think I get better results that way. Other than that, Photoshop is indispensable. LAB mode is great for boosting saturation and for B&W conversions. Do a quick search on the net for tips on Photoshop techniques (f that's what you're using of course). Thanks again for your visit and comments!