This picture was taken handheld leaning against a bicycle rack. The green building in front is a police station and the building in the back is the Asahi building. You can go to the top of the building (100m) and get an Asahi beer and have a great view of the Asakusa area. Next to that building is the golden flame.
Not far from there is the Sensoji temple and surrounding it are little stalls, like a market, where you can get all kinds of traditional Japanese touristic items like swords and kimonos. The food is excellent there.
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Klapaucius (623) 2006-04-18 7:31
Great image. I like the contrast between a traditional looking building and the Asahi offices. The blur of the traffic is a nice effect, giving the idea of motion and the busy Tokyo.
My only problem us that a bit if the Golden Flame (or 'Golden Turd' as I call it :P ) is obstructed. It is a real shame, as it is one of the main focal points of the image.
Still, I do like this image a lot. I remember being exactly where you must have been standing. I was there in the day, however. I dont think I have seen this scene at night before.
Thanks for sharing, and well done.
Try for an angle without the traffic lights blocking the Flame, next time. I do hope you get a next time, if only a next time in Tokyo. I certainly can not wait to visit Tokyo again.
tcht (7565) 2006-04-24 14:04
A very good long exposure shot. Like the lovely colours of lights of traffic and the repetition of the street lamp. Only wish the background to be sharper. Good job :)
MIG13 (0) 2006-04-28 16:13
Hi, Gilbert! Nice night pic! You've captured the moves and lights very well... I've shot this same place by day. Congratulations! Miguel.
Olrik (1645) 2006-06-09 7:13
An original view by night of this famous building (built by a french arhitect I think). Good exposure time for the cars, and nice contrast between this "traditionnal like" police station and the modern buildings in the background.
- Copyright: Gilbert Sopakuwa (startacked) (1341)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-01-03
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot A20
- Exposure: f/3.5
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Tokyo 2002
- Date Submitted: 2006-04-18 3:24
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