Tokyo in Pics


A photography blog about Tokyo, run by Australian photographer Rohan Gillett

The Giant Sky Wheel in Odaiba

When I go to Odaiba for photography I usually shoot the bridge, the yakatabune, or the Unicorn Mobile Suit from Gundam.  This time I found something different. While I was looking around from the Decks Tokyo Beach I spotted the Giant Sky Wheel at Palette Town, which is on the other side of the island.  It looked quite beautiful, so I decided to move to it to get some shots. But, as it was already a little late in the evening, I knew I had to move quickly before it closed for the night.

I didn’t want to get a simple shot one from the side, so I made my way to the center of the island where there was a garden-type area with a path. From there I could get the Ferris Wheel as well as the Mega Web and Palette Town buildings in the photograph.   And luckily, the moon was up which added something a little extra. From the pictures I was able to take, my favourite, which is used in this article was a nine-second exposure.

If I had to critique my own photo, I think I’d have to say that the trees are overly dark.  So, next time I’ll go there much earlier, probably to catch a little more sunlight which should illuminate them more.  And maybe the picture could have been taken closer to the wheel to fill the frame a little more? If you have any feedback please let me know!