Sumida River is first-grade river of the 23.5 km in full length which branches from Arakawa river at the new Iwabuchi sluice in Kita-ku Tokyo, and unites branch rivers, such as the Shi-kawagashi river, the Shakujii river, Kanda river, and the Nihonbashi river and which it fills Tokyo Bay. It is one of the rivers made in order to apply in early stages of Showa from the Meiji last stage, to divide upstream Arakawa river into the Arakawa drainage canal and Sumida River at the Iwabuchi sluice and to prevent a flood. Although both banks were connected by many ships till the Meiji term time, bridge construction progressed gradually with the increase in traffic in the timber bridge etc. Since the many suffered damage from the next Great Kanto Earthquake, it was again constructed in the iron bridge, and construction of many bridges was performed from opening of motor age. Now, twenty seven bridges are located in Sumida River. Moreover, in recent years, a high rise apartment and a skyscraper are built by the both sides of a river by redevelopment, and large population is flowing in. The fireworks of Sumida River is the magnificent festival of summer. The site which is visible in the right is Tsukiji fish market, and the bridge which is visible to the left is Kachidoki Bridge. From the observatory in Saint Luke's Tower, I turned this photograph to Shinagawa and took it six years ago.
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dale54 (7461) 2012-03-10 4:45
mikio hello,very nice b&w of tokyo,very sharp and clear,great bird-eyes view of tokyo,love the mist in the BG,with the buildings fading away! tfs! have a great weekend mikio! dr
npecanhuk (74814) 2012-03-10 4:59
Very interesting urban & architecture picture!
Black & white, chosen high pov, composition, exposure and level of sharpness are all very good features and they all really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Have a great week-end,
guld (1042) 2012-03-10 6:42
A beautiful B&W. The composition and DOF are excellent. The information on the caption is excellent. Thank you. Have a fgood day.
holmertz (51148) 2012-03-10 7:22
This is a fine view of a great city. The composition is nicely divided into three sections, the nearest two united by a bridge. The wide river makes a strong impression and the haze gives the view a pleasant softness. In the upper part of the photo the haze has given the sky a golden tinge.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-03-10 14:10
The note explains, effectively and in an interesting way, the complexity of the river system, and development of road communications via the many bridges. A realistic view of this beautiful part of Tokyo. Good quality.
Have a nice day
chrisostomou (568) 2012-03-10 14:29
fantastic scenery..from that POV for sure! very nice perspective and DOF..the B&W theme suits also greatÖvery nice work!
adores (45029) 2012-03-10 16:51
This is a fine pov to enjoy the view!I like to see the boats passing in background!- the city seems wonderful from here and the b&w works fine!
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-03-11 12:45
Hi my friend
Lovely space congratulations
iainsp (2630) 2012-03-12 4:18
What often attracts me to your photos is the ability to learn something about what to me is a completley new culture. What I like about this shot is its universality (emphasised by the black and white processing, and the misty background). This could be a large city just about anywhere in the world. Good work, thank you, Iain
jemaflor (95987) 2012-03-12 5:51
Good pov on the town with river and buildings, good choice for the b&w but you can increase more the contrast, good rame, tfs.
ikeharel (69773) 2014-03-21 7:45
The B&W format worked superbly on this scene from a high point, as the mist made the light balance difficult.
Inspite of all, fine clear image applied and good detailed view over the city and river.
Have a nice weekend,
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2006-06-01
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon IXY DIGITAL 600
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-10 4:20