Haneda Airport Official Photo Contest 2020
Attractive scenery of Haneda Airport
Thank you for applying for Haneda Airport's first full-scale photo contest!
Many beautiful scenery of Haneda Airport such as Mt. Fuji and the cityscape of Tokyo where you were photographed.
I hope that you can share the charm with many people through photos.
This time, even though it was the first time, many works were submitted and two special “Special Awards” were awarded.
By all means, please put your favorite scenery of Haneda Airport on your camera for the next photo contest!
Aerial photographer Luke Ozawa
He has a reputation for making pictures that synchronize landscape with Hikoki, and is widely used in various media and talk events. The calendars I have worked on have been 300 pieces, including ANA.
Aerial photographer Charlie Furusho
A photographer specializing in airliners, serving as an official photographer for many airlines in Japan and overseas, and has experience shooting in over 100 countries. He has authored more than 30 books and books. Lecturer at Canon EOS Academy.
Shooting time: January 2019
Camera: NIKON D850
Lens: TAMRON SP150-600mm F / 5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
Settings: ISO 1000 1/500 sec, f / 5.6 WB: Fine weather, no filter
Correction: Retouch with Capture NX-D. Adjust contrast, brightness, tone curve, etc.
Fuji and Terminal 3 (formerly International Terminal), a symbol of winter at Haneda Airport. Among the many applications this time, this work was the only scene where the sun rises and illuminates only the summit. In addition, Hikoki is pushing back at this exquisite timing. This was good. If you were parked, it would be a cut that can be taken normally from the Observation Deck but I thought that this timing was not so long, so I chose this work from a number of works.
There are times when it is quite difficult to timing the sky gradation is very beautiful, the snow may be different on Mt.Fuji every year even in the same winter, or a crane for construction may enter. I think the work was taken at the right time. One piece of advice is that the contrast is raised and the picture is crisp, but the shadows are a bit dark, so if you raise the shadows slightly, I think that the finish will be even more beautiful.
Excellence Award 2 people
Date of photography: November 2016
Camera: NIKON D3
Lens: Nicole 10.5mm F2.8
Settings: ISO 200 1/500 sec, f / 7.1 WB: Auto
Correction: Developed with NikonCapture NX2. Size processing in Photoshop
Makino is familiar with the characteristics of lenses. I often go to the Observation Deck of Terminal Terminal 3 (formerly International Terminal), which is open 24 hours a day, but I didn't have any idea to shoot such a scene with a diagonal fisheye lens. This type of lens tends to distort the Hikiki, but this work shows the body in a normal way, curving only the roof part in front, but also firmly holding down the four corners. And when the rising sun rises from the back, it shines on the roof at the right time.
Shooting in the morning at Haneda Airport is difficult, but diagonal fisheye lenses have been used successfully. The color tone has a shadow and the gradation on the sky is beautiful, so the image processing is well done. Also, because of the wide-angle lens, it is a wonderful work that does not make you feel the atmosphere even though the surrounding objects are easy to see.
Date of photography: January 2013
Camera: Olympus E-M5
Lens: Olympus M.75-300m F4.8-6.7
Setting: ISO 200 1/4000 sec, f / 5.3 WB: Auto
Correction: Brightness / Tone correction during RAW development in Lightroom
This is a place where you wouldn't normally shoot at this place if you were a Hikoki photographer. Hikoki is moving from right to left in silhouette, but do not dare to shoot this aircraft into the sun, put the torii in front and adjust the pins, the Hikoki does not pin, I think that is wonderful. This is one of a chance because the sun will rise when the next Hikoki falls.
I also got off at Tenkubashi Station and in the morning aimed at a landing aircraft from the riverside, but I could not think of this picture. It is a nice idea that the aircraft just descends on this symmetry composition. And since the sun goes off depending on the season, I think it is a miraculous piece. The morning sun rising on the Boso Peninsula side is a difficult scene with lots of clouds, so I think that I can not take it unless I go to this place considerably. This is one of the many photos I'm sure will win.
Special Award 5 people
Shooting time: January 2020
Camera: Canon EOS R
Lens: Canon EF600F4L ISⅡ USM
Settings: ISO 6400 1/400 sec., F / 4.5 WB: Auto
Correction: tone adjustment with Photoshop, noise processing with Dfine
I have also released a work shot from the same place, but it is a scene that can only be taken in winter. If you look closely at this work, the fuselage is the JAL A350, which is now a topic. It's a wonderful work where the sun rises and the building begins to shine, but the Tokyo Tower lighting remains.
I've shot this scene, but I have to use a super-telephoto lens, and it's really cold and windy. And a harsh environment where you can fight strong winds alone. It is one piece that conveys the pain of shooting.
Date of photography: December 2019
Camera: Canon EOS 7D MARKⅡ
Lens: Canon EF100-400 Ⅱ
Settings: ISO 100 1/1600 sec., F / 8.0 WB: Auto
Correction: RAW development in Lightroom
This is a very pleasant photo, and it is quite a few days in a year to see such a blue sky and cumulonimbus in Haneda. B737 goes up in such a landscape, and all the gears are stored. The balance between the control tower on the left and the cumulonimbus is good, capturing an exquisite scene.
The control tower's brightness and shadows are clearly visible and the clouds stand out. It is difficult to take seasonal photos in Haneda, but the blue is missing, the position of the aircraft is perfect, and the gradation of the clouds is well expressed and it is a highly evaluated work.
Date of shooting: February 2019
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Lens: SIGMA APO 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM
Setting: Aperture priority mode ISO sensitivity 1000 Aperture f5.6
Tokyo Sky Tree® and Hikoki are typical scenes of Haneda Airport, but scenes that are likely to be shot in the evening hours are not included in this angle of view. Hikoki taking off doesn't always pass through here, so I think the scene was taken because it was sticky.
The location of the shooting of Tokyo Sky Tree® and Hikoki is important, and I think it is a perfect fit even in an environment where lighting is easy to enter in front. The B777's fuselage size and the way it hits the sidelights are indispensable.
Date of photography: May 2019
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MARK IV
Lens: Canon EF24-105mm F4L ISⅡ USM
Settings: ISO 1250 1/1600 sec, f / 8 WB: Auto PL filter used
Correction: Trimming and brightness correction with Digital photo professional4
A scene of Seongnam Island where the green is beautiful. The clouds in the sky also played a role, and I thought that the air flowing down there was not a pure blue sky, but the air flowing down there was giving the atmosphere like a postcard.
One piece that symbolizes the international flights of Haneda Airport in the future. People tend to get around when shooting on Seongnam Island, but I thought the Delta's fuselage and its logo on the belly were good points.
Shooting time: January 2020
Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Lens: Canon EF70-200mm
Settings: ISO 400 1/250 sec, f / 6.3 WB: Auto PL filter
Correction: Monochrome with DPP
There were some submissions for "FLIGHT DECK TOKYO", but Watanabe-san's monotone work was the most dramatic and caught my eye like a movie scene. I was attracted to a story-like work in which a couple stared at Hikoki.
I think the work is a good balance between the overall color tone and couple, and the arrangement of the letters "DECK" on the glass. It was a characteristic work among the works of the same spot.
Terminal Award 2 people
Date of photography: September 2017
Camera: NIKON D500
Lens: NIKON AF-S NIKKOR 18-300mm f / 3.5-6.3G ED VR
Settings: ISO 200 1/800 sec, f / 13 WB: Auto, no filter
Correction: Contrast and color adjustment with Light Room Classic
If you have a very bold aim and this cloud and this blue sky, I think you usually shoot on the Observation Deck, not from this place. However, I think this work is a wonderful work that chose this place, put in the terminal, probably did not even hear the engine sound of this aircraft taking off, listening to the radio, the moment you do not know where to go .
Because I chose the aperture at f / 13, I feel that I want to focus well from front to back. The point of the reflection of sunlight hitting the terminal is also a point, and how long it takes to take this one picture, imagine how many miscuts there were considering the balance with the entering cloud that disappears immediately it is a photo.
Date of photography: May 2019
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF600mm F4L IS USM
Settings: ISO 400 1/500 sec, f / 5.6 WB: Fine weather, no filter
Correction: Skew correction and trimming with AdobePhotoshopElements5.7. Histogram slightly adjusted.
The moment when the sun rises during the time when the Haneda Airport logo is still lit is captured. It is quite difficult to shoot such a scene. On the other hand, "I'm going to take a picture, I can't." I chose it this time by putting it in one sheet. This gradation of Asahi is difficult because it does not easily appear, and it is a wonderful work.
Shooting the morning sun at Haneda Airport is a difficult place with lots of clouds and sunshine, so it is taken in May anyway in winter, so it is quite early in the shooting place Terminal 3 (former international terminal) ) At Observation Deck, and the hardship of using a super telephoto lens. There is no cloud, and the beautiful gradation between yellow and red is not a scene that can be easily met.
Historical Moment Award 3 people
Date of photography: November 2017
Camera: Canon EOS 7D MARKⅡ
Lens: Canon EF100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS Ⅱ USM
Settings: ISO 400 1/1000 sec, f / 7.1 WB: Sunlight
Correction: RAW development tilt correction with SILKYPIX Developer Studio Pro9
This “Humming Bird Departure” (which can be shot with Mt. Fuji in the background) has now become a historic scene. I often went to Terminal 1 Observation Deck to capture this moment. The condition is morning of north wind operation, only a few flights. Catch it at a good time, and I think the balance between the airborne (takeoff) aircraft and the characters of Mt. Fuji and the terminal is wonderful.
The aircraft is no longer visible, the ANA B787 logo machine. Due to the weight of the fuselage, despite the scene where you are worried about shooting from the left or right side of the Observation Deck of Terminal 1 where the shooting is taking place, the characters on the exterior of the terminal are also firmly reflected, and the snow condition of Mt.Fuji is a perfect piece I think.
Date of photography: January 2008
Camera: NIKON D300
Lens: NIKKOR AF-S 70-300G
Setting: ISO400 1/160 sec, f / 10 WB: Auto
Correction: Light room
JAL's jumbo (arc) and the current Terminal 3 (former international terminal) are not yet constructed. Before the construction, such scenery was taken as a matter of course, but over time, I think that it will remain as a historical record.
The scenery I took many times in the past, but now it is a memorable cut, not only before the construction of Terminal Terminal 3 (former international terminal) but also the aircraft is JAL's B747-400D. I feel the history of this retired aircraft. It is an era when camera performance is not as good as it is now, but the exposure and composition are good.
Date of photography: March 2014
Camera: NIKON 1 J3
Lens: 1 NIKKOR VR 10-100mm
Setting: 1/4000 second, f / 5.6
Correction: trimming only
Scenery of the last day of ANA's Jumbo (B747). I was on the Observation Deck that day. At that time, the desire to shoot only the aircraft was suppressed, and the dare to catch the fans from behind was a work that was remembered as a historical moment.
It is a well-balanced work. Just when the ANA mark appeared, I thought that the head of the B747 was not hung on the head of the person, and that he also captured the situation of the fans taking videos and smartphones.
- The Historical Moment Award was selected regardless of the shooting time.
Luke Ozawa Award 1
Date of photography: June 2016
Camera: Canon EOS 7D MARKⅡ
Lens: Canon EF300mm F2.8L
Setting: ISO 5000 1/200 sec., F / 5.6 WB: Auto
Speaking of full moon and hikoki, I think it is the scene you are aiming for nationwide. It is difficult to entangle the moon and the airplane, but Haneda Airport has four runways, so I think there are many opportunities. This work, which I caught from behind, among the works of the months, was very fresh.
Charlie Furusho Award 1 person
Date of photography: August 2018
Camera: Canon 7D MARKⅡ
Lens: Canon EF100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS Ⅱ USM
Setting: ISO 200 1/1600 sec., F / 8.0 WB: Auto
Correction: Developed with Canon DPP4. Size processing, color adjustment
One piece that symbolizes the current Haneda Airport. This is a scene that cannot be taken even if you want to take a shot. JAL, Soraside Air, and Star Flyer are all in the same direction, and international ANA is parked in the back. A gorgeous scenery like Haneda that covers both domestic and international flights. The grass is blue and green shines during summer photography, and it is a very pleasant photo.
Sorami Award 1 person
Date of photography: April 2019
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MARK4
Lens: TAMRON SP150-600mm G2
Setting: ISO 160 SS = 1/1250 sec., F / 6.3 WB: Auto
Correction: LightroomCC, PhotoshopExpress
(Exposure (-) contrast, highlight, saturation)
Although there was no sharpness in the photograph, the lack of sharpness was very impressive because it was a “cut picture”. I think that the aircraft was caught at this position as a result of pulling off the takeoff with the B747-8. I think it is a very well-balanced work.
I thought the expression of the contrast was interesting, such as the feeling that the orange tone on the left remained slightly. It can also be appreciated that the atmosphere of the sea in front can be expressed without blackening.
Junior Award 1 person
Shooting time: January 2020
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Lens: Canon 55-250mm
Setting: ISO 100 1/400 second, f / 7.1
Correction: Highlight adjustment in Lightroom
Fuji shot that you can see everyday in the morning in winter. I just thought that JAL's One World Paint pushed back two aircraft and the side-by-side timing was wonderful. I think the aim is good.
Fuji and JAL's two-world paintings are well-balanced, and the colors and exposure are beautiful without any problems. I think it would have been even better if I had a little more time to spare.
This time, the first full-scale photo contest at Haneda Airport, we received more applications than we expected. I have been in Haneda for almost 40 years now, but the only shooting locations are the Observation Deck and the surrounding islands. Nevertheless, there are about 1,300 flights a day, with spring, summer, autumn and winter, morning and afternoon and evening, three terminals, and various scenes. There were many scenes such as "one more step" or "slightly regrettable" while I saw various high quality works this time, but please remember the excitement of the moment you released the shutter yourself . And the excitement is also transmitted to the judges through photos, so in that sense, I look forward to your next application.
Not only the terminal, but also the Kawasaki side and Jonanjima, as well as from the cabin and boat, there were fresh cuts that made me think, "Where is this from?" There were many works taken from various angles, but there was a bias, such as fireworks cuts and few applications for historical moments. I always see a lot of people with cameras on the Observation Deck at Haneda Airport, so I think many people are taking even better cuts. We will be launching new airlines from April this year, so we will look forward to more photos that will inspire the judges next year.