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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?

racing clouds above Rainbow Bridge at sunset

I did.  And once I processed them, I picked the best.  It looked like clouds were racing above Rainbow Bridge.  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 work in post-processing?

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.  

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