Locations: Takedao abandoned railway / 武田尾 廃線 トンネル 鉄橋 綺麗な自然

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The great variety of photography spots in Takedao / 武田尾 トンネル・鉄橋・自然

For long time I wanted to introduce you one of my favorite locations in the Kansai Area, where I live, Takedao! I’ve been shooting there so many times that I can really call this nice spot kinda my studio! It’s really close to where I live, and it is easy to shoot there without being disturbed by anyone, since not many people are going there… well probably not after I post this article! lol Why I love Takedao so much? Well, look at how many variations of completely different locations you can find there: Dark tunnels, beautiful nature, old rusty bridges, river, stones… etc.! Seriously you could spend hours there and still be able to find new things that are awesome for photography! Check out some of the main spots I have listed below, and the shots I have from there! And believe me these are a really little part of all the photos I have been taking there for the past few years! Enjoy~ and any comments are welcome! 

この記事で私の関西で大好きなロケを紹介します!武田尾は3~4年前ぐらいに見つけてから、もう数えられないぐらい撮影してるので、まるでマイスタジオみたいな感じになってます~ 行こうと思えばいつでもすぐ行けるし、ほとんど人もいない場所なので、ゆっくり撮影できます(この記事投稿してから増えるかも?笑) なんでこんなに武田尾好きなのか?とにかく撮影スポットのバリエーションがすごく多いからです!暗いトンネル、古い鉄橋、きれいな自然、川などなど、いろいろな雰囲気の写真が撮れます!簡単に武田尾のスポットをいくつかのカテゴリーに分けてるので、ぜひ写真をお楽しみください!そして、コメント&シェア大歓迎です!みなさんの武田尾で撮られた写真も見たいので、コメントで投稿していただいたらうれしいです!ちなみに、武田尾は幽霊スポットでもありますよ!まぁ、興味ないけどね~ 笑 

  • トンネル – The Tunnels in Takedao
  • トンネルの入り口 – The entrance to the Tunnels
  • アーチトンネル – The small arch Tunnel
  • トンネルでマルチ発光 – Stroboscopic Shoots at the Tunnels
  • はしご – The Ladder
  • 鉄橋 – The Old Bridge
  • 古い線路、公園 & 武田尾の自然 – The Nature Spots Around & Old Rails
  • 川沿い – Down at the River
  • 赤い橋 – The Red Bridge




武田尾ので撮影してる撮影の記事 – Some blog posts that are from shoots in Takedao are here





武田尾のトンネル – The Tunnels in Takedao

The first thing I probably think of when I hear the Takedao name are the old tunnels there! They are really great place to shoot, but also a really good and easy way to create dark-box and play with light, where only your imagination can be limitation to what you can do! I love playing with strobes inside!

武田尾の名前を聞くと、まずトンネルは頭に浮かびます!トンネルとしてだけではなく、ブラックボックスを作れる場所としては最高です!だから、中でストロボと遊んでみると幅広い雰囲気の写真が撮れます!

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トンネルの入り口 – The entrance to the Tunnels

Before and after the tunnels is the entrance area, where I usually prepare my stuff, we do the hairmakeup there and just relax between the photoshoot! Also could be a great location for some sessions!

トンネルの入り口はよく準備したり、ヘアメイク&ライティングができます!または、くつろぐためにも最高に気持ちいい場所です!いろいろな撮影にも使えます!

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アーチトンネル – The small arch Tunnel

Here is an interesting spot that I haven’t used that many times, but it is worth going there again I think! Some small arch area which is almost closed and can be used in different ways!

このアーチみたいなところはそんなにロケとしては使ってないけど、絶対ここも楽しい撮影できると思います!これからもっと撮影しようかなぁ~

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トンネルでマルチ発光 – Stroboscopic Shoots at the Tunnels

TTakedao, especially the entrance of the tunnels are great for doing stroboscopic shoots, especially if you want to have not only the strobes light, but some constant light in your shoot for motion blur! Well, here comes the falling light at the entrance of the tunnels! 

トンネルは暗いので、マルチ発光撮影ですごく簡単に使えます!長時間でシャッターを開いてるときにこんなくらい背景が必要なので、真っ暗のトンネルほどいいものあるかな?

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はしご – The Ladder

For people who love high locations! This ladder is also really cool spot for some dramatic photoshoots, I’m having also a BTS video below from here, feel free to check it out! 

武田尾のこのはしごもドラマチックな撮影したいときにすごく面白いです!メイキング映像もあるので、ぜひビデオも見てくださいね!

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鉄橋 – The Old Bridge

Takedao’s probably best spot, the old rusty bridge that has been used as railway bridge in the past! It is long, and its lines can create really interesting compositions! Not recommended to people who are afraid of high locations, since if you look down it’s the river you see! And it is really high! I have  BTS video for this one as well below!

武田尾ののベストスポットかもしれないです!古い鉄橋がいまだにすごく雰囲気があります!さびてる色のせいか、とてもドラマチックなロケになります!高所恐怖症に方にはお勧めできないけど、すごく好きな場所です!

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古い線路、公園 & 武田尾の自然 – The Nature Spots Around & Old Rails

There are also some more nature like spots around, green tunnels old rails, etc. so you can create a lot of images for which you might only need simple nature background!

武田尾はもちろん自然もきれいなので、緑バックとかが必要なときにいろいろなシンプルな背景があります!そして、武田尾の紅葉もすごく綺麗なので、ぜひ見に行ってください!ちなみに、たまに武田尾で蛇も見かけますよ!

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川沿い – Down at the River

This is another place I haven’t shoot that much as well, but the river in Takedao could also be used in different ways! It’s not the cleanest water there, but still it is a nice river! 

武田尾には川もありますよ!川沿いにもいろいろなロケがありますが、私がまだそんなに撮影してないです!

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赤い橋 – The Red Bridge

In the end, on the other side of the station there is a red bridge that could also be an interesting location! I’ve just been there probably couple of times, so here are a few pics from it! 

この記事で最後になりますが、駅の反対側にこんな赤い橋もありますよ!普通に車が通る橋なんですが、ほとんどだれも通らないので、ゆっくり撮影できます!

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In the end

Now, I am preparing a series of new articles on some general topics, let me know which one of them you want to see first, so I get it ready earlier! Also other ideas are welcome too! Here are some of them: Portraits at night / Lens article (I guess 135/2) / Portraits in the rain / Use of gels / Using backlight / One light setups / Shoots with just one umbrella / General shooting portraits / Can cheap lenses make good photos / Swing the camera shots / Using snoots / Shaped bokeh / … or any other idea welcome, post it in the comments, and I will see if I am able to write about it! Also stay tuned for my new blog section starting soon called “Strobist Diary” There I will talk about many of my off-camera flash techniques from basic things to some advanced stuff! 

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