Tokyo Tower is on the top right of the image. Not sure if it's worth paying extra for the view from Tokyo Tower unless thats where the starfish traffic light pattern is taken from? Here's the shot by Dan (kenny10pin) that I was thinking of, & yes, it WAS taken from Tokyo Tower:
This is a link to TrekEarth 'Starfish'
This shot was from the Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills. From Wikipedia:
"Tokyo Tower (東京タワー, Tōkyō tawā?) is a tower in Shiba Park, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan ( 35°39′31″N, 139°44′44″E). It is 332.6 m (1091 ft) tall, making it one of the world's highest self-supporting steel towers and the tallest man-made structure in Japan.
The design of the tower is based on the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Despite being 8.6 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower (32.6 if the latter's TV antenna is not included), Tokyo Tower only weighs about 4000 tons, whereas the Eiffel Tower weighs about 7300 tons."
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tskog (182) 2007-04-20 5:16
Didn't know they had their own Eiffel Tower in Tokyo, but today I learned. Thanks for a good photo.
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-04-20 5:19
Great night shot with a nice Tokyo tower. Excellent colours, POV and depth.
Have a nice weekend
Photo65Net (43120) 2007-04-20 5:20
This view is just amazing !
The depth provided by the POV, and the impressive number of lights are eyecatchers.
cessy (13647) 2007-04-20 5:21
night in the city, full of buildings and lights. contrary to quiet beach :D
very nice capture, Chris
have a nice week end
Paolo (41222) 2007-04-20 5:24
Hi Chris, amazing night view of that gigantic metropolits, with good exposure and quite good quality trought the window.
riclopes (35577) 2007-04-20 5:26
Wow, what a view, Chris!!!!! Spectacular night shot over Tokyo, with fantastic strong contrasts and a zillion lights, while we move to the background. The effect is incredible. Love it!
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2007-04-20 5:34
A difficult picture well done.
About the picture, excellent depth and it's a pity the sharpness.
sacavem (18610) 2007-04-20 6:07
Excellent photographic moment.Amazing colours, good contrast.Good work to capture this image. Well done.
Have a nice weekend,
Gerrit (46878) 2007-04-20 7:10
great shot. The city goes on for ever.
papagolf21 (84740) 2007-04-20 7:20
Bonjour, mon ami Chris,
Tokyo Ville lumière ! Les lucioles lumineuses sont visibles jusqu'à l'horizon.
Très belle prise de vue réalisée avec talent.
snunney (81817) 2007-04-20 7:30
Very nice night shot of this tumultuous city. Good composition with plenty of detail.
berek (36462) 2007-04-20 8:21
this is light show my friend. incredible view . good point of view and light management . its hard work. have nice weekend.
UnTrained (0) 2007-04-20 8:27
darker than the previous one from here and a bit right I assume. Endless spots even in the far depth spend light. A bit like lost in civilisation. The darker front part looks somehow mystical. Very good composition with this changing areas of light colour and intensity. Extra point for the sharpness.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
jrj (34841) 2007-04-20 9:46
Delightful night shot of this city Chris. Incredible details as coming from a slide/photo via the scanner to this top result with the thousands of small lights.
Impressive work from the non digital camera.
Cormac (26545) 2007-04-20 10:13
nice night time shot of Tokyo - the lights in this appear as stars, so many that you can't count them. The sharpness is impressive considering this must have been taken through glass. Well done!
carper (96) 2007-04-20 11:02
yes it's a nice one Chris,
a fantastic night shot, good pov and very nice photo job here, have a good weekend Chris.
sabyasachi1212 (19771) 2007-04-20 11:35
I would call this a view from the cockpit:) Excellent aerial view with perfect night time exposure.
With Greetings from India
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-04-20 17:41
What a beautifull POV. The light is beautifull on the city.
We can see how big this city is.
vagabondtravels (6507) 2007-04-21 4:30
Great pov, you were really up over the city. I will be in Tokyo in two weeks, any suggestions on where to go? I know it's big place and I have only been there once before. Any hidden Gems you can recommend. Anyhow nice work.
keribar (43841) 2007-04-21 5:32
Well done Chris,
A splendid aerial photo showing us Tokyo at night. So sharp too
Friendly regards - Izzet
danyy (0) 2007-04-21 14:10
une vue pour une fois pas surexposée. Et pour cause !
Immense mégalopole aussi impressionnate de nuit que de jour.
J'admire cette prise technique très bien réalisées.
Couleurs et lumières de nuit y ressortent bien.
Have a great week-end.
jemaflor (82988) 2007-04-22 4:06
Impressive view, light are well captured, as a photo taken from a plane, interesting result with such a pov.
MLINES (12516) 2007-04-22 5:38
Hi Chris. Another fine composition from Japan.The rock steady appearance is not easy to achive with night shots like this one. The clarity is just right and notes are of interest. Murray.
sergio1 (12152) 2007-04-22 7:47
Lovely panoramic night shot. Perfect sharpness and expossure.
Emile (20350) 2007-04-22 10:15
Nice night shot with and excellent panoramic view of Tokyo, very well captured, you had an amazing point of view and we are able to see the impressive amount of lights and skyscrapers. Very well done. TFS.
vincz (19113) 2007-04-23 1:43
Just back from Vitenam, I discover a few new ones in your gallery. I like very much this nght view over this Tokyo. Wonderfully done with all the dooted lights. Congratulations.
bakes888 (18499) 2007-04-23 4:45
Hi Chris. Great photo. I love the blend of colours you have captured in this shot. Good to see a little detail in the sky also. Well captured and thanks for sharing.
RGatward (20060) 2007-04-24 6:02
Good PoV and well managed exposure, IMO it's the position of the tower that makes the shot.
femkevdh (2633) 2007-04-25 11:06
wow... waht a sight... amazing that the lights continue 'till the horizon. Great details and visible for a night shot. Excellent!
So, you're sticking to the far east for another while. I would miss the piece and quiet of Australia if I were you! I did like Melbourne and sensed the 'european' feeling, but maybe my expactations were too high; I still like Sydney a whole lot better! (travelled along the east coast for 2 months in 1997).
pady (4800) 2007-04-25 14:24
I like night shots and this one is of large dimension.
The city is well shown, good job.
vincent24 (9060) 2007-05-05 13:11
I like that kind of night shot taken from an high POV...it's very impressive,i'am also surprise by the quality for a film picture,good job,
Matthew-Watt (6043) 2007-12-01 23:50
A good, sharp shot of this vast urban jungle. Thanks for including the link to the 'Starfish' post. It is remarkable to think about the task of remembering street directions here. The tower is very similar to the Eiffel tower indeed, but I was unaware that it was almost half the weight. Good contrasts between light and dark.
noborders (1010) 2007-12-07 2:22
... this one, I saw in your "randoms" just now : have to remember it, I'll add it to my theme - very impressive !
Sado (52) 2008-06-15 12:22
Cool shot! Love the night view of Tokyo!
Lacks sharpness, though! Maybe next time, you should try to use the self-timer to avoid any movement. There is some over-exposure as well, but hey, it's hard to avoid overexposure when capturing Ginza!
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