The view from the subway exit at Shinjuku (新宿区) Station, world's busiest. This area of Tokyo is popular at night for bars & restaurants.
"Shinjuku (新宿区-ku) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. It is a major commercial and administrative centre, housing the busiest train station in the world (Shinjuku Station), and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, the administration center for the Tokyo Metropolis. The area around Shinjuku Station is home to a large concentration of department stores, specialist electronic and camera shops, cinemas, restaurants and bars. Many international hotels have a large presence here." Source: Wikipedia
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MIG13 (0) 2006-10-26 3:35
Nice and colourful pic, Chris! Great perspective and depht! Well done! TFS! Regards! Miguel.
Guenther (10913) 2006-10-26 4:07
I like this colourful composition of urban life. The delicate little tree in the middle, fenced off, looks almost simbolic for Nature defending herself at her last retreat... :)
nwoehnl (122) 2006-10-26 4:11
A fair descriptive photo of Shinjuku, Chris, well depicting the contrast between the colorful ads on the commercial highrises and the grayish pattern of the floor tiles. Nice downward angle on the stairs; I second Rafal's thought about a person(s) closer to the lens possibly adding interest to this. Technically it's very well managed.
Paolo (41222) 2006-10-26 4:13
Excellent shot Chris!
colorful, full of light, qith really good quality, POV and focus, and a nice view on that famous neighborhood of Tokyo.
Koyama (607) 2006-10-26 4:24
One day, I stepped out of Shinjuku minami(south) exit and down the steps,
wanted to have some snack, entered to a soba(noodle)shop on the other side of this "yen shop",
and found all the customer but me was gaijins(foreigners).
Sinjuku is always like that.
jrj (34841) 2006-10-26 4:47
Interesting seeing the place in daylight as it sure looks to be better 'prepared' for the night with all the light panels at the opposite buildings. Good capture from the top of the stairs - fine details
PixelTerror (0) 2006-10-26 4:49
I don't miss the persons too much in this city view, I appreciate the vertical framing and the opposition of background color debauchery against the white/grey foreground... and you managed to walk past yodobashi and Co. without grabbing a pentax DSLR ???
Have a nice day,
barrufeto_77 (28876) 2006-10-26 5:26
Excellent colours & sharpness. A nice daily life picture.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2006-10-26 5:52
very nice work here, I like the downtown shot of Shinjuku.
I will be back in Japan next year, hopefully by February, maybe catch up in either Korea or japan
Gerrit (43775) 2006-10-26 6:21
good, sharp and colourful. I like the way the people move like in a game.
John_F_Kennedy (41888) 2006-10-26 6:22
I love the colours, composition, everything! Perfect!
UnTrained (0) 2006-10-26 6:36
strange letters (partly) for european eyes and the main theme of the photo is very similar to european ones. The POV on the stairs is a good idea as you took the chance to produce depth in the photo. But I are not able to follow the "busy" in your note. It is not deserted but only a few people there?
Cormac (26545) 2006-10-26 11:03
I wonder what that wall of signs looks like at night - it's impressive in the day also. I like the way you used the stairway to lead down and into the frame, making it easy for us to imagine we are there, about to walk down those stairs. Great travel shot!
cbrman (21637) 2006-10-26 11:34
Une vue impressionante ! Un quartier qui ressemble à Times Square ! J'aime beaucoup le contraste entre les pavés et les couleurs des enseignes de publicité !
carper (96) 2006-10-26 13:09
I like the shot,
the light is hard the point of view is nice and the lines are good, very nice composition, good job, have a nice day.
tcht (7565) 2006-10-26 14:27
Great sharpness and you picked the right time to give the less crowded view of this fascinating place. The details and colours make this a wonderful pic, excellent documentary.
Hv a nice day
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-10-27 0:02
nice shot from Tokyo. A nice scenery with the people walking around there. I like the colours and all the signs around there.
jinju (14265) 2006-10-27 4:20
Its a good perspectibe and look over the place. Ive never been there but it reminds me of Seoul..just cleaner and less people;)
Im missing a central subject here though. Theres nothong that takes me in and presents itself to me as the focal point of this composition. Maybe thats good, it might be more subtle. Still... maybe an interesting figure on the steps? or a couple? Would have been worthwhile to wait it out and see if anything would come along and grab you.
mdetay (4865) 2006-10-27 6:40
Excellent picture of the subway exit at Shinjuku.
Nice POV and wonderfull colors.
Cheers from Beijing.
I shall be back no more :)
Angshu (53976) 2006-10-28 0:04
I like the contrast between grey tiles and the colourful billboards. The downward stairs is attractive & seem to lead us right into the centre. Technical aspects excellent as always
Emile (20350) 2006-10-28 0:59
A good colorful picture taken from an excellent angle, very good details and composition, as always with good sharpness.
Thank you for sharing.
berek (32312) 2006-10-28 3:45
i like vivid colors. very good daily life sense my friend. well framed.
my overall evaluation -> ***