Tokyo Cityscape

Tokyo Cityscape. Taken from my hotel room, looking towards Ginza, Tokyo Tower and onwards to Shibuya.

[UPDATE] To all that have asked whether this is an HDR. It is not. The shot is taken at the right time (called the Blue Hour – when the light is just perfect.) THanks for your comments. :-)

August 20, 2009 | 66 comments
D700 Japan

EXIF: Aperture: ƒ/5 | Exposure bias: -2/6EV | Focal length: 14mm | ISO: 200 | Shutter speed: 1/2s |

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66 comments

  • terrorkitten on 20.08.2009 @ 16:16

    Stunning! I love it

  • mark on 20.08.2009 @ 17:33

    superb!

  • Mark H on 20.08.2009 @ 17:47

    Best shot I've seen on a blog in quite some time!

  • Michael Dougan on 20.08.2009 @ 18:05

    WOW! Quite stunning.

  • PapiGiulio on 20.08.2009 @ 18:43

    Awesome awesome shot. Put it on flickr git, wanna add it to my favs ;)

  • Davin Greenwell on 20.08.2009 @ 19:14

    This is really nice. What time of day was it?

  • Bob Towery on 20.08.2009 @ 21:18

    Absolutely amazing. Looks like a scene from a sci fi movie. It's unreal! You should be very proud of this one.

  • SD (Aspherical) on 20.08.2009 @ 23:19

    Fantastic, the sky is perfect. And I love the sense of wideness in the shot, yet it's nothing but tall buildings across the frame!

  • pernilla on 21.08.2009 @ 01:59

    Excellent! Wonderful blue tones and light. Wonderful sky. A perfect shot. Love it.

  • Keshot on 21.08.2009 @ 02:11

    Grandeur buildings! I commend the one who took the picture. Another thing, if you are in vacation either in the US, Mexico, or Spain, Keshot will entertain your needs and have them get memories of your tours and vacations and send your pics to your love ones or family throughout the world.

  • Shawn F on 21.08.2009 @ 03:36

    Brilliant colours and depth. Love the cool blue cast.

  • Jaol on 21.08.2009 @ 05:29

    Tokyo as I'd never seen it before! Incredible! It's impressive man, impressive!

  • PixeLuz on 21.08.2009 @ 07:47

    Well that's Tokyo, the Tokyo i remember from a now distant week spent there. Great job!

  • Claus Petersen on 21.08.2009 @ 09:49

    It's amazing how many details you have captured in this frame, and the cool blue hue combined with the warmth of the city lights gives it a very ominous feeling.

  • sherri on 21.08.2009 @ 10:03

    Very impressive image. I like all the blue.

  • Klaus on 21.08.2009 @ 10:19

    Great shot in the blue hour.

  • Amit Basu - Black and White Ph on 21.08.2009 @ 10:38

    Stunning cityscape!

  • yz on 21.08.2009 @ 15:35

    wow, spectacular!

  • John on 21.08.2009 @ 15:45

    Wow, this is really stunning, striking and awe-inspiring! The patchwork of buildings plays perfectly against the sky, with the red tower forming a focal point, stopping the image from just becoming a pattern. Interesting ordered rows of lights, and well captured red lights framing the tower-blocks. The washed-out areas in the bottom corners look a bit odd though, but a contrast punch would sort that out. Anyway, great image, dramatic sky! Wow :]

  • Otto K. on 21.08.2009 @ 16:39

    beautiful capture. really nice.

  • David H-W on 21.08.2009 @ 17:11

    I've said it elsewhere and I'll say it again - a real stunner this one with some great drama - superb job!

  • Ivy on 22.08.2009 @ 01:57

    Blue is the colour (photogenic) - An eye catcher!

  • Patrick on 22.08.2009 @ 02:30

    Beautiful picture, keep up the good work!

  • kombizz on 22.08.2009 @ 06:39

    Very nice capture of this cityscape with good composition.

  • Richard Dennis on 22.08.2009 @ 08:13

    I've been to Toronto..
    How did I miss this stunning image.

  • don on 22.08.2009 @ 09:31

    A beautiful and very effective cityscape. I especially like how the clouds seem to converge in the distance much like the city street do. Fine image.

  • shamanah on 22.08.2009 @ 09:38

    amazing!!!!!!! holllllly sweet jesus!

  • faisal on 22.08.2009 @ 12:23

    Thanks for the response to this shot everyone!

  • reesa on 22.08.2009 @ 12:30

    wow...great shot :)

  • Mariana on 22.08.2009 @ 13:43

    Wow .. FASCINATING cityscape !

  • Ali Bagherzadeh on 23.08.2009 @ 02:59

    Great exposure and angle
    Best regards

  • jelb on 23.08.2009 @ 11:28

    bonsoir,
    Nice composition.. beautiful details and colors..Bravo!

  • Sylvain on 23.08.2009 @ 13:10

    I love the colours, the sky, the lights, the angle... Ok, I Love this picture. It would be a cool poster.

  • cako on 23.08.2009 @ 13:19

    what an impressive panoramic view of this city. fantastic

  • Wolfgang on 23.08.2009 @ 14:22

    Wonderful photo; I love this great view, the colours and details. Really good work!

  • bluechameleon on 23.08.2009 @ 22:31

    Wow...such an incredible shot! The city seems to be in motion. Love this!

  • Michael McRae on 24.08.2009 @ 00:48

    That's just a beautiful shot, fantastic enough for me to want to comment! :-)

  • abhijit on 24.08.2009 @ 02:19

    Wow! Just awesome!! Is this an HDR?

  • grapf on 24.08.2009 @ 04:14

    Let's play sim-city...!
    What a really gorgeous image. Phantastic!
    You show me, that I have to visit Tokyo some day.

  • LightningPaul on 24.08.2009 @ 06:25

    Great super ultra wide angle shot!

  • rian on 24.08.2009 @ 08:53

    my my my, your room sure has a great vantage point.. this is beautiful.. excellent shot! :D

  • Arjan - PlasticDaisy on 24.08.2009 @ 14:04

    Just wow! What a jawdropper!

  • John Maslowski on 24.08.2009 @ 19:20

    Breathtaking image, a spectacular view and excellent details of this fascinating city. Stunning capture!

  • Are Kay Elle on 24.08.2009 @ 20:23

    Did you use HDR here? This is amazing, what kind of Lens did you use?

  • mark / way way photo on 25.08.2009 @ 03:15

    Stunning shot, especially the blue sky and the standout tower in the centre

  • crash on 25.08.2009 @ 06:55

    very dramatic!!! bravo! bravo!

  • Alex on 25.08.2009 @ 12:37

    Ha de ser una experiencia sorprendente, poder disfrutar de este esplendido paisaje cosmopolita.
    Saludos.

  • joshi daniel on 25.08.2009 @ 16:26

    what a beautiful view and image!

  • Timothy West | P H O T O N O on 25.08.2009 @ 16:57

    awesome i love the V that is clearer and sharper..

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  • umallya on 25.08.2009 @ 20:57

    Absolutely amazing shot.

  • Joe Ferrucci on 25.08.2009 @ 21:50

    Very well done my friend. Love the focal point.

  • Josh Mitchell on 26.08.2009 @ 01:10

    Wow, fantastic shot!

  • Daniel on 26.08.2009 @ 01:11

    My current desktop wallpaper. Makes a quick stay in Leeds all the more bearable...

  • Yamila on 26.08.2009 @ 03:58

    Adoro la fotografia urbanista es fantastica!

  • Rod | Bounced Photon on 28.08.2009 @ 22:36

    Wow, what a great shot.

  • Andy on 30.08.2009 @ 14:04

    I like it. Just sayin'.

  • Laurens Kuipers on 31.08.2009 @ 15:37

    Very nice! Great exposure! Nice angle and a great sky!

  • SHANNON on 06.09.2009 @ 02:14

    I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE APRINT LIKE THIS IN MY LIVING ROOM!

    it's rad! :D

  • faisal on 06.09.2009 @ 07:22

    @Shannon: Thanks! You can buy prints easily and cheaply by clicking on the Buy Print button below the image to the left. Or you can contact me and I will send you a print. THanks!

  • mooch on 07.09.2009 @ 15:30

    This is cool. Just so dramatic. Stretching away....

  • aleksarus on 08.09.2009 @ 03:40

    Great! Tokyo is my dream!

  • espennilsen on 09.09.2009 @ 10:37

    This was very very very good! Nicely done! Wide view and an amazing horizon!

  • arcticlamb on 14.09.2009 @ 19:40

    Fantastic picture. Love it.

  • Hong Hong Photo Gallery on 18.09.2009 @ 00:25

    Wow! Just great! It's a amazing shot!

  • Micha on 14.10.2009 @ 18:15

    A winner for sure! Just perfect! Congratulations for this amazing shot.

  • woody914 on 21.06.2011 @ 22:31

    Amazing image, amazing dusk sky... Illuminations of the buildings were beautiful, but I'm a bit concerned that the lights are still on due to working overtime, haha.