This photo shows Kawabata Street in the downtown area of Fukuoka Japan. It’s close to Canal City in the Nakasu district.
The Kawabata Street is a row of various shops under a dome roof. If you like exploring some Japanese stores and culture this is a good spot.
Taking a photo of this place was simple enough. After seeing a lot of photography you learn quickly that there are usually only a few ways to take a good photo of a place. With this one, I just stood in the center with my wide-angle lens pointing up and shot. I took this HDR handheld and then merged the photos in Photomatix to align the shots and make a tone mapping between the exposures. And then I finished the rest in Lightroom and Photoshop.
Today I would probably do the HDR conversion just in Lightroom or Aurora HDR.
The lens used here was the Samyang 14mm f2.8, the old one. I think it was their original 14mm lens. Today they have much better versions even mirrorless versions which you can find on the Canon RF Lens list. I think I was using the legendary Canon 5DmkII when I took this photo.
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