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A photo from my archives. When I took this, I wasn’t happy with how it turned out but I didn’t have enough editing skills to fix it. So nearly two years later I had another shot at it and was much more pleased with the result.

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Exposure: 1/60 sec
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 16mm
ISO Speed: 200
Accessories: n/a handheld
Date and Time: 3 April 2009, 2.22pm

Post Processing:
Imported into LR
Cropped in LR
Dust removal
Exported to CS5
Noise Reduction layer
Unsharp mask
Added keyword metadata
Exported as JPEG

From Wikipedia:

Osaka Castle is a Japanese castle in Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan… It is one of Japan’s most famous castles, and played a major role in the unification of Japan during the sixteenth century of the Azuchi-Momoyama period.

The main tower of Osaka Castle is situated on a plot of land roughly one kilometer square. It is built on two raised platforms of landfill supported by sheer walls of cut rock, using a technique called Burdock piling, each overlooking a moat. The central castle building is five stories on the outside and eight stories on the inside, and built atop a tall stone foundation to protect its occupants from sword-bearing attackers.


  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyalmost 3 years ago

    Well, William, the first thing I noticed is that he’s a lefty like me. Next I noticed some of the ill-fitting blocks in the stone wall. Then the cherry blossom tree, and then the Japanese temple/house at the top. It’s a very interesting photo, actually – almost a jigsaw of disconnected elements that perhaps the artist is trying to make sense of. I’m wondering if he’s as fascinated by the ill-fitting blocks of stone as I am.

  • Thanks Gary. I’m so glad that you like this one.

    – William Bullimore

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinalealmost 3 years ago

    This is a really interesting image William, I’m glad you had another go at it :)

  • Thanks very much Maree.

    – William Bullimore

  • Ellanita
    Ellanitaalmost 3 years ago

    You did a good job with this William it’s a fabulous image !!!

  • Thanks Ellanita.

    – William Bullimore

  • Željko Malagurski
    Željko Malagurskialmost 3 years ago

    patience and time, always works, my friend!

  • Thanks my friend.

    – William Bullimore

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Daralmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful foto
    and thaks for sharing

  • Thanks very much Bobby.

    – William Bullimore

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