The Eshima Ohashi Bridge: Behind The Scenes

Shikoku / chugoku Tour Eshima ohashi bridge 2019.06.06
The rollercoaster bridge spoiler on how we took that photo

The Eshima Ohashi Spoiler!

Previously we’ve posted this article about the Eshima Ohashi Bridge.
  • This monstrous rollercoaster bridge.
There were a few comments on our post asking how the pictures were taken.
Well, the answer is simple, but we thought we would pull it all together into an article just to make it easy for you.

So, let’s take you through the details!

First of all, the biggest spoiler, the bridge in-fact is not steep at all like any rollercoaster.
  • Take a look at this photo that we took from the side, you’ll see what we’re talking about.
We had a shot from a different angle in the post, but this will show better on exactly how steep/or not this bridge is.
This closer looks will also give you a better idea of what I’m talking about.

Next, the shooting location.

If you see this, you can tell how exactly far away we took the photo from.
  • This was rather farther than you might imagine.
  • And this was with a 200mm lens.
Of course if you have a better camera that would be your option to go!
But this works just as well as you can see in the photo.

What we’ve done was take a photo with a 200mm lens and zoomed into the picture, then cropped it out.

We will show you on this map.
  • Now you see how far away we were.
This distance takes about 6~8 min by car and about an hour to walk. (Don’t forget you need to get back afterwards!)
This is also why we recommend you rent a car before you make your way there.
  • Hop across to the shooting location once you arrive.
  • So!? What do you think?
Would you be keen on trying it out for yourself?
Things we needed for this photo shoot:
Camera: Nicon D750
Lens: AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR
a car
and a snickers bar.
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