武士とコア – The Samurai and the Core

The Samurai and the CoreIt should probably go without saying at this point that I love the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo, Japan. The curves, the lines, the architectural designs of the building are simply stunning. One of my favorite compositions of the interior of the building is of the long curving walkway that leads up to the core of the building alongside the statue of the Samurai and poet Ōta Dōkan. He stands there almost as a guardian of the building. Making sure that nothing disturbs the beautiful interior of the Forum. I’ve tried this composition many times actually. But I always end up with images saturated with people. Either that, or I’m never quite wide enough to include the statue in the frame. But this time with an FE 16-35mm lens, I was able to get a clean shot. That and there were no people on the ramp and nobody hanging around the statue. And as a bonus, the sunlight that was shining into the building gave me a soft and gentle light that shined through the core in a warm and golden glow. But even without it, the scene is still as enjoyable as it has ever been. At least to me. He he.