Donnerstag, 20. September 2012

Shibuya fireworks of lights

Probably Japan's most famous street crossing, seen from the 24th floor of my hotel:
Shibuya crossing, Tokyo
 25 September 2012, 6:49 pm

Same place, different perspective,
four days later, 6:27 pm.

Shots like this you find in plenty on the internet,
so I tried to capture a different style of Shibuya crossing lights.

My interpretation of Shibuya crossing in the evening.


The end.


  1. Haha! Nice, I like you you make them !

  2. Playing with light? Super Aufnahmen..
    Ich liebe diese "verwackelten" Fotos!!!

  3. Shibuya would be one of the busiest town which never sleeps. In your photos with special effect, people from different areas including parallel worlds look walking indifferently to one another.

    Did you enjoy solitude in the crowd as a “gaijin” tourist?


  4. Yes, deninitely I enjoyed being a "gaijin" photographer in the midst of so many people, Yoko!
    To take aim with your lens to a huge crowd of people is something totally different as compared with picking a single person with no other people around. You are just an anonymous photographer who has no scruples to concentrate on your photographs of anonymous people. For me it was just a great adventure! ;-)


  5. Hi

    I've been impressed with the colorfulness, vividness, and liveliness that your photos have.

    As for your question:"Do you see any major differnce between the way you and I take photos of Tokyo and surroundings?",
    I think that of Yokohama, I would like to take photos just like yours probably because the city looks exotic for those who don't live there. However, as for Shibuya, to be honest, I don't feel like taking photos of the crowds and dances there. Your photos are GREAT, though. One of the reasons is that they are very familiar sights for us and we are a little fed up with them (grin). Another reason is perhaps I am a woman and you are a man. As you know, women love to take photos of flowers and beautiful natural scenery that we don't have in Tokyo. Of Tokyo landscapes, I'd like to take photos of interesting modern buildings, cherry blossoms(There are surprisingly lots and lots of cherry trees in Tokyo) , night scenes(city lights are gorgeous),
    trains, subways, ordinary people working, commuting, drinking and eating at Izakaya,The Tsukiji Market, and so on and so forth. Your toy poodle photos are really really nice! That post is fun and very interesting!