Here is another view from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (TMGB). It was taken from the 45th floor where there is a free observation deck.
The views from here are really good on a clear day, and it's possible to see Fuji san to the West. Unfortunately, clear days are pretty rare here, so you ususally have to make do with a view of the city itself.
The TMGB is in the Shinjuku area of downtown Tokyo - an area commonly known as Skyscraper City.
This photo was taken in the late afternoon when the sunlight had turned golden. I took it because I liked the way the sun made a path and illuminated one building.
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cool_s15 (4050) 2004-03-24 8:53
wow what a scene!! I like those architectures, they all got different colors... for my opinion, I'd try to capture one or more of the top of these architecture... Anyway, great shot with a great note.
liakos (988) 2004-03-24 8:55
What a beautiful view. I feel dizzy! Very impressive photo with all these skyscrapers. Your idea to capture the time that the sun light up the one building is good. I also like the sharpness of your photo.
Clochette (8076) 2004-03-24 9:11
This is an unusual angle, but I like it. I can see the 'path' you are referring to, and I can understand it gave you a good reason of taking this photograph.
I also like the sharpness of the whole image, and this strange building in the background, which seems to be curved !
A great view of a magical moment, well seen.
raytheron (589) 2004-03-24 9:15
Breathtaking, Dan! What a stupendous photo. Everything about it appeals to me: viewpoint, composition, sharpness, the whole idea... you name it. I would be very happy to be able to come up with an image like this! Thanks!
maciekda (19895) 2004-03-24 9:23
nice perspective here, i like all those patterns made by all small windows, the light is really warm, very nice shot
Cool-ice (5289) 2004-03-24 9:30
A very impressive perspective and a beautiful unusual light !
I like so much the graphism of this photo.
Nice shot, Dan !
kourosh (2346) 2004-03-24 9:43
great view. very clear and sharp. nice work.
Cougar (1752) 2004-03-24 9:47
Very good picture, great deep, the sun reflection on one of the tower give atmosphere to this picture. Good Job.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2004-03-24 10:00
very nice shot here Josh, it looks as though the building is lit up by the sun, really good effect and you really ahve captured alot of buildings in this shot, well done
Darren (6823) 2004-03-24 10:13
Beautiful light here, and that is one of the most important things in photography after all. Interesting looking at shots of buildings when you are aiming down instead of up. I like that the buildings diverge as they go up, as opposed to converging like they do if you are looking up. This is just a generally pleasing shot.
timotey (119) 2004-03-24 10:26
Very impressive point of view. The sun light passing through skyscrapers gives a warm ambience. Very nice shot.
PeterDF (421) 2004-03-24 10:55
Very, very cool photograph! I have a particular love of photos of buildings...especially in big cities like New York and Chicago. This is a great shot of the sun illuminating this building in Tokyo. Very nicely done! Another interesting aspect is the way you can peak right through the two buildings at the top of this photo.
claudiaf (4438) 2004-03-24 11:07
What a view! Amazing!
eelliott305 (776) 2004-03-24 12:34
A wonderful shot, very dramatic. The way the light crosses the road and small buildings is very nice. Those buildings and the cars look so small.
Hanssie (10802) 2004-03-24 13:44
Dan, I saw this pic on my work a few hours before, and was looking for it now ; it is such a sharp picture and you took it from a beautiful point, superb!
didcreole (962) 2004-03-24 15:07
Great perspective... Before reading your note I thought "it's a hard way for the sun to find a path between these buildings".
dominique (11414) 2004-03-24 15:31
Quel cadrage ! tres originale et l'angle de prise de vue est tres bon ,Une belle qualité d'image .
jiherka (4552) 2004-03-24 18:09
Very nice picture of this center. Have you try to have the top of these building on the picture. I think that this will make it great.
Well done Dan.
pamastro (7290) 2004-03-25 1:19
Very nice. A lot of detail. The light falling across the image is beautiful. The buildings are so solid and massive but the overall lighting softens them nicely. Really is like a forest. Especially with the open space at the bottom rather than having it filled as in New York, for example. Very nicely framed with the buildings and all around very nice. Great job.
Sado (52) 2008-06-15 13:12
Very original shot!
ricard (653) 2009-02-14 9:50
A wonderful and dramatic shot.
Thanks for sharing.
AnaRita (1741) 2010-12-31 6:08
Precious moment you've captured here :).
Congratulations and thank you for sharing.
Happy new year!
- Copyright: Dan Thorpe (whereami) (1477)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-02-05
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot A80
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Concrete Jungle, Tokyo Architecture [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-03-24 8:40
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