Cityscape by berndt2

Urban cityscape as viewed from the observation deck of the Shinjuku government tower (the south one, I think) in Tokyo, Japan. (Admission is free to both towers’ observation decks, so if you’re ever in Shinjuku, bear that in mind. Bear in mind also that your chances of the weather being clear enough to see Mt Fuji are cripplingly small. I certainly didn’t see it!)

Anyway, back to the shot: I like it, it’s pretty cool, and I just adore Tokyo; but I was really, REALLY surprised when it won the October pentaxforums forum challenge poll, for the theme : “Cityscape” 8))

So in that regard, I guess it is the most ‘popular’ photo I’ve taken, as well as one I like!

Bernd Talasch doesn’t remember being hatched in a research laboratory in Omaha in the late 1950s so maybe that never happened. (Placeholder bio – remember to replace).

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  • thickblackoutline
    thickblackoutlineover 7 years ago

    this is so very cool! love the windy roads, with the straight lines of the buildings! such a contrast is so complimentary to a black and white

  • Joe Mortelliti
    Joe Mortellitiover 7 years ago

    effective city scape

  • Akira
    Akiraover 7 years ago

    Love the depth of field here, everything looks so detailed yet it all blends together nicely.

  • Trinx
    Trinxover 7 years ago

    Have to agree, excellent effect, excellent contrast and bendy roads! Nice job!

  • Robin Fortin IPA
    Robin Fortin IPAover 7 years ago


  • Mark German
    Mark Germanover 7 years ago

    A truly top class presentation. The perspective in this shot, with the winding freeway through the skyscrapers is breathtaking.

  • Mark Davey
    Mark Daveyover 7 years ago

    What an amazing perspective…

  • Kieran Argall
    Kieran Argallover 7 years ago

    so much texture…great shot! esp in black and white…

  • Michael Kienhuis
    Michael Kienhuisover 7 years ago

    I love this. The road twists through the buildings giving great depth. Well done! M:>

  • Lost Lost
    Lost Lostover 7 years ago

    Wowsers, this is excellent! The tones are superb…

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