Looking towards Shinjuku: Shibuya Hikarie Building, Tokyo

I love the Hikarie Building and one of the main reasons is that the light around sunset is always so wonderful.

Plus you have a couple or three amazing windows on the 11th Floor 'Sky Lobby' which are great to shoot people against.

Took this yesterday. Earlier it had rained heavily. The skies cleared and the light was wonderful.

Nikon D800E
Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai @ f/11
In-camera black and white
Little bit of tonal contrast work in Nik Color Efex Pro 4


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  1. Richard Henderson

    Marked on my diary for a location to visit when next in Tokyo. Thank you.

  2. Richard Henderson

    Marked on my diary for a location to visit when next in Tokyo. Thank you.

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  4. Zsolt Scheffer

    I'm right by it.

  5. Andrzej Wisniewski

    Great view, I've got similar shot from the Mori Tower, couple months back.

  6. Alfie Goodrich

    I know that Mori view. Personally I prefer this one. 11floors up you see more of the city like you're in it. 53 floors up in the Mori is more of a distant landscape. But the Mori has higher windows, which work well too.

  7. Andrzej Wisniewski

    Fully agreed, and the Mori windows are also impressive. Yet to be edited those photos… Just going through my backlog now…

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  9. Marie C

    The shadowed figures against the expanse of the glass makes you want to just sit quietly and watch – love it

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