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Yoyogi National Gymnasium • Tokyo by William Bullimore

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From Wikipedia :

Yoyogi National Gymnasium is an arena in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo, Japan. (It) is famous for its suspension roof design.

It was designed by Kenzo Tange and built between 1961 and 1964 to house swimming and diving events during the 1964 Summer Olympics.

The arena holds 10,500 people and is now primarily used for ice hockey and basketball.

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Exposure: 5 exposures (-2.-1,0,1,2 EV)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Post Processing:
Imported into Lightroom
Exported to Photomatix
Tonemap generated HDR using detail enhancer option
Exported tonemapped image to CS5
Curves layer for contrast adjustment
Hue/Saturation layer
Noise reduction layer
Unsharp mask filter
Spot removal layer
Crop tool
Re-imported back into Lightroom
Added keyword metadata
Exported as JPEG


building, urban, architecture, japan, tokyo, hdr, hdri, shibuya, urban architecture, urban environment, olympic stadium, kenzo tange, urban setting, yoyogi national gymnasium, yoyogi park


  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyabout 4 years ago

    You definitely have a thing for architecture, William. That’s an amazing shot, with all its curves and angles contrasted by that front garden. I think I’m in love.

  • Thanks Gary. This is my favourite building that I’ve ever photographed. It was in a bit of a state of disrepair, but I just love the architectural style of Kenzo Tange.

    – William Bullimore

  • Cathy  Walker
    Cathy Walkerabout 4 years ago

    fabulous building and gardens! Great shot

  • Thanks Cathy.

    – William Bullimore

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiabout 4 years ago

    Great looking building,love all the curves and shapes

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 4 years ago

    magnificent capture

  • betty porteus
    betty porteusabout 4 years ago

    love the way the detail in landscaping compliments the architecture

  • micpowell
    micpowellabout 4 years ago

    Great job Wm. excellent composition and fine restrained editing!

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful….beautiful building, beautifully captured

  • Polly x
    Polly xabout 4 years ago

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawabout 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Lozzar Landscape
    Lozzar Landscapeabout 4 years ago

    Fabulous architecture, a wonderful capture.

  • Thanks Lozzar.

    – William Bullimore

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