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Old Jun 14, 2005, 9:31 AM   #1
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I took these pics using my A200 with a 4 ND filter and polarizer at a flower park in Gifu, Japan.
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Old Jun 14, 2005, 9:33 AM   #3
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Fantastic photos!! How did you make the water look so smooth??

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Old Jun 15, 2005, 9:03 PM   #5
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I used a Neutral Density (ND) filter. These work like sunglasses and reduce the amount of light entering the camera so that you can make a longer exposure in daylight without overexposing the picture. This was a number 4 filter, meaning that it knocks the light down by the equivalent of 4 f-stops. Therefore, I was able to set my aperture to f11, my ISO to 50, and make a 5 second exposure (using a tripod of course!). Thanks for your comments,

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I like the first one because of its effect and the third one because I can see the surrounding.
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Simon, Afraid Im looking for tips on places to go to shoot in Tokyo as Im going in the next month or so, any advice welcome

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Hmm, I've only been to Tokyo a couple of times, but a few places spring to mind.

Asakusa temple (see other post in this forum) is great.

Thereare plenty of opportunities for people shots on the busy streets. The famous pedestrian crossings at Ginza would be good to try (this is where many hundreds of people cross the street at the same time, very busy).

By day and night, Shinjuku has everything you would associate with modern Japan, especially neon clad streets by night. Also, check out the Pentax Forum in the Shinjuku Mitsui Building for some interesting galleries and huge array of new cameras,lenses etc on display.

Rainbow Bridge in Odaiba is certainly worth shooting by night. Also, there used to be an amusement park there witha big ferris wheel which is illuminated by night and makes a great timed exposure.

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