Fukuoka Tower affords a superb view of the city. Its shadow can be seen falling across the frame at right.
"Fukuoka Tower (福岡タワー, Fukuoka Tawā?) is a 234 metre tall tower located in the Momochihama area of Fukuoka, Japan. It is the tallest seaside tower in Japan. Fukuoka Tower was started in 1989 and finished in 1991; taking a total of 14 months to build with a cost of ¥6,000,000,000. It was designed by Nikken Sekkei. It was built on reclaimed land out of Hakata bay.
Fukuoka Tower has three observation decks; one at 116m, a café/lounge deck at 120m and the highest at 123 metres above the ground. The tower also has a triangular cross-section which is covered with 8000 half-mirrors. Because of this, it has been given the nickname 'Mirror Sail'."
Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fukuoka_Tower
"Part of the Momochi area redevelopment, this beach is entirely artificial - but it is conveniently located in front of Fukuoka Tower. There is a sheltered swimming area in front. Gets packed on summer weekends. A small diamond shaped pier known as "Maruzon" juts out half way down the beaches length." Source Kyushu.com
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barrufeto_77 (28886) 2007-01-29 3:57
Nice picture showing us the overcrowed city of Fukuoka. It should be stressing of couse.
As usual, nice sharpness and depth!
jinju (14265) 2007-01-29 4:18
talk about NOT Korea:) Its so neat, ordered, clean:) Ive seen Seoul from a height, and youve shown a lot of Busan and its always a huge mess. Ive never been to Japan but the image Ive had from photos is of an ultra clean place. You show us that here. The best thing here is the beach, how theyve integrated and organized the sections of it.
papagolf21 (95453) 2007-01-29 5:39
Bonjour, mon ami Chris,
Le développement du Japon est étonnant, toute l'Asie est en pleine effervescence.
La vue choisie est extraordinaire puisqu'elle porte notre regard jusqu'à l'horizon.
carper (96) 2007-01-29 5:55
wauw what a view Chris,
very nice depth good perspective, nice details and a good quality, I like the good photo job here. Well done.
leonorkuhn (16235) 2007-01-29 6:22
Very beautiful cityscape. You've created a good perspective with the road. Very nice colors and light. Good sharpness.
Regards from Brasil
snunney (94813) 2007-01-29 7:38
Good cityscape with fine detail and depth. I like the curve of the road round the bayside and the cutting of the canal/river at just the right point in the frame.
sergio1 (12152) 2007-01-29 8:51
Lovely perspective and compo to this place. I like the contrast and perfect colours. The curve to the road is very grafic.
capthaddock (28790) 2007-01-29 12:05
Hi Chris - a rare subject, I don't think I've seen photos from Fukuoka here before, of course I'm a big fan of the elevated perspective, it looks like it should be bustling with traffic and activity, yet the parking lots and freeways seem almost empty, must have been a weekend.
tcht (7565) 2007-01-29 13:50
Great city view from a fantastic vantage point. this actualyl reminds of one of the pic you took in China, but with better skies and lighting ;) The depth is well managed and you framed it well with road entering at the perfect place.
nwoehnl (122) 2007-01-29 14:13
A quite nice and comprehensive wide view from the tower, Chris, I didn't go there during my short stay at Fukuoka last year. Lots of details, and the vertical format including the bending highway helps to convey an impression of depth.
alvaraalto (6431) 2007-01-29 15:17
Beautiful (high level)2 picture. I like the strong contrast between the vertical lines of the skyscrapers and the curves in the road. The water makes a lovely transition to the sky.
jan515 (545) 2007-01-29 17:40
Wonderful shot of the city Chris,good details and wonderful perspective.Good work.
singuanti (15250) 2007-01-29 21:50
Hi Chris. Yes the shadows were just starting to come into play. Going with this high POV gave you tons of depth. The road on the left makes for an outstanding leading line. Nicely done!
John_F_Kennedy (43625) 2007-01-30 4:33
Great perspective, very attractive city scenery! Great shot of this nice city with it’s interesting buildings. Like the curved lines on the flat roof in the foreground
danyy (0) 2007-01-30 6:27
des photos aériennes qui donnent toujours un certain vertige. Elles sont aussi souvent difficiles à cadrer et je me demande si ici, un format horizontal n'aurait pas été plus approprié pour pouvoir visualiser la jetée en entier par exemple. Il n'empêche que la photo a beaucoup de profondeur.
Bien à toi.
Emile (20352) 2007-02-02 11:56
Beautiful panoramic view of Fukuoka, very good composition, colors and depth, as usual in your pictures you got an excellent sharpness. Your POV from the Fukuoka Tower is good. Great shot.
sacavem (18620) 2007-05-04 10:05
Great shot of this nice city with it’s interesting buildings.. It looks exactly like I always imagined Fukuoka.
Regards, and have a nice weekend