Ozakajō Osaka castle

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Originally called Ozakajō, it is one of Japan's most famous castles, and played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period. Osaka Castle is situated on a plot of land roughly one kilometer square. It is built on two raised platforms of landfill supported by sheer walls of cut rock, using a technique called Burdock piling, each overlooking a moat. The central castle building is five stories on the outside and eight stories on the inside, and built atop a tall stone foundation to protect its occupants from sword-bearing attackers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osaka_Castle

Shutter: 1/250
Aperature 5.6
Exposure Bias +1 0 and -1
Focal length: 4.6mm
Iso: 80 – still a lot of noise
Tonemapped
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  1. JMVerco 65 months ago | reply


    What a wonderful capture

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  2. toalafoto 64 months ago | reply

    Hermoso trabajo !!!!!!!!!!

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  4. dai oni 64 months ago | reply

    great image, I've lived close to this for a long time but never seen it closer than from the train...

  5. Aaron Brown Photography 64 months ago | reply

    FANTASTIC photo, bro!

  6. JoopDorresteijn 64 months ago | reply

    Yeah thanks for the crop tip, you are right!

  7. annabell HH 64 months ago | reply

    Great Photo,,,,,,

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  11. xyxjasilixyx 55 months ago | reply

    Wow, very nice and beautiful!

  12. Shenanigans in Japan 51 months ago | reply

    cool HDR. i'll be coming down that way for the first time next week. cant wait! not sure why your getting noise still even at iso 80. by the focal length you wrote im guessing you took this with a p&s? i think its probably your tonemapping settings which is bringing out the noise. try bringing up your highlight and shadow smoothing settings and that should fix things up i think. happy shooting!

  13. Moo1977 49 months ago | reply

    Love it. This was on my jogging route for a year. Used to run from Kyobashi, around Osaka-Jo park and back again. Fond memories.

  14. jasecampbell 44 months ago | reply

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  15. Triporati 42 months ago | reply

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  16. Lee's Dynasty (Catching up!) 38 months ago | reply

    This is definitely one of my favourite shots of Osaka Castle!! Very nice!
    Heres my attempt at:

    I've got a couple more versions i havent uploaded yet, but they're not like yours. I like the dark dramatic feel in your shot!
    Great work!
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  17. welson Guo 29 months ago | reply

    Fantastic shooting~ love it

  18. everydaydreamholiday.com 15 months ago | reply

    I'm not surprised there are so many photos praising this wonderful photograph.

    We used it in our article about visiting Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto.
    everydaydreamholiday.com/2013/01/18/see-a-geisha-kyoto-ge...

    Please let us know if you would like anything different done with the attribution. And thanks for sharing with Creative Commons!

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