November 25th, 2012

japan mon amour #5

Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan

Canon EOS 350D + Canon EF-S 10-22mm

this is three exposure image tonemapped in Photomatix and color corrected in Photoshop

Wikipedia reference

Location on Google maps

Today I indulge into healthy dose of photo-kitsch with this "HDR" treatment of Imperial Palace in Tokyo - along with iconic and beautiful Nijubashi, "glasses bridge" as it popularly known among Tokyo residents.

On normal days Emperor Palace premises are closed for the public, and only once a year, on December 23rd, Emperor Akihito and his family welcome all well wishers to come inside and pay respect to the ancient monarchy. It is also good opportunity to observe beautiful inner garden of Emperor's Palace - very impressive sight especially for Japanese landscape gardens buffs like myself ^_^