I love going out and finding new places to photograph from and I think I found the best place to look out over Shinjuku’s craziest intersection to capture Shinjuku Neon Lights. I have always photographed this part of shinjuku from the ground level but after doing this over and over for the last 2 years, it was time to find a place to get up high and see it from above. I found this great look out that lets me shoot Godzilla crossing and the over pass all in one shot. After shooting this a few different times, I realized I could capture the trains running back and forth. I decided to add them into the shot to give it just that extra something to the image. Yes, I know there is a lot going on in this shot like the neon lights, the buildings, the cars, the people walking on the streets and even the build bards but if you have been to Tokyo…. This is what it’s all about!
My goal for the next few months is to try and get to new spots that are elevated and start to do some more time-lapse of Tokyo. I love to shooting with wide angle lenses but I was using my Sony 10-18 on the Sony A7 for the time-lapse I was shooting of the intersection below me, so I used the Sony 28-70 Kit lens for this shot. I have to say that am really happy how this image came out for being shot with a kit lens. I have never used the 24-70 F/4 lens which sony also makes but I think that the 28-70 holds its own when it comes to sharpness. Sure you don’t get the F/4 constant aperture but the 28-70 does have 0.5 faster Aperture at 28mm than the 24-70. So I have taken the 24-105 Canon F/4 lens out of the bag and switched in the 28-70 instead to keep the weight down and I have also added a lens that now auto focuses. I really do love the Shinjuku Neon Lights that light up this part of Tokyo. This image of the Shinjuku Neon Lights was taken with a Sony A7R and the Sony 28-70 lens.