To be honest, I was underwhelmed. I guess I’m not sure what I was expecting from the newly renovated Tokyo station, but I probably had my hopes set too high because it had been under repair as far back as I can remember… and that’s at least 2006. I guess they did a good job, because, as far as I can figure it, my complaint is that it looks new. It looks like an old brick building at Disney, which is to say that it looks like a meticulously upkept new brick building that is meticulously lit and intended to give off a fantastic, old feeling, except that it’s new, and doesn’t feel real at all. It feels like a theme park train station.
Since there’s a limited amount of Ektachrome left in this world, I thought I’d bring a roll of the Ektachrome Elite Chrome out for the night, and see what I could get with it. I thought the super-saturated, edgy look that the Elite Chrome has would lend itself to the design-lit station and the surrounding skyscrapers that I knew were going to be bending into my shot at 17mm. It’s a really, really long building, and I think going really wide is the only way to fit the whole thing in your shot. I shot at ISO 100, f/11 and a shutter speed of long, maybe 20 or 30 seconds. I can’t really check the exif data on this one