Racing clouds above Rainbow Bridge at sunset

Odaiba is quite far from where I live, but it’s good going there. You get a great view of Rainbow Bridge and Tokyo Tower from its shoreline. They are my favorite couple in the city, especially at night when lit up. But, on the day I went, I arrived at about 4 pm. That gave me roughly thirty minutes before sunset. The clouds were moving, the sun was setting, and I had a LEE 15-stop neutral density filter. Could I get a couple of long exposures before the light disappeared?

I did. And once I processed them, I picked the best. It looked like the clouds above Rainbow Bridge were racing. Overall, it was pretty good, but something is lacking? The exposure’s length was correct, I feel. But now, years after I took the photo, I think something is missing. Should the left-side buildings have received more editing?

Another thought I had was maybe I took the photo too late. A little more sunlight might have been a good idea. I’ll never know now, but it’s a thought.

This is quite a problem. I work on a picture and think I’ve edited it enough. Then, I look at it again, and self-doubt creeps in. Should I have done more? I think about this often. Have you ever thought that half of photography might be a battle with yourself? If you could leave your thoughts, I’d appreciate it.

Racing clouds above Rainbow Bridge at sunset camera gear:

  • Camera body: Fujifilm X-T2
  • Lens: Fujifilm XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR

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