At the base of the tower.
These people were camping out for some event at the tower the next morning (I think a pop band at a radio station or something).
These guys were just enjoying the sites.
From the middle of the street, late one night with my tripod.
Salarymen on the way home.
I may not miss the 4:40am sunrise, but I do miss looking out our kitchen window onto one of the most spectacular skylines.
This time of year, due to their refusing to implement daylight savings time, the sun rises in Japan around 5:30am and gets earlier and earlier. At it’s peak, the sun will come up at 4:40am. It does not matter how good your blackout blinds are – when you have a full on tropical sun shining down on you (Tokyo “feels like” 40-50C in July and August), you are waking up.
The sunrises are beautiful, but I do not miss 4:40am sunrises.
The time the sun rises in Tokyo. For some unknown reason Japan does not believe in daylight savings time. In Japan’s semi-tropical climate, no black-out blind every made can stop that UV 14 sun.
I wake up very early every day. I guess there are worse things in the world than sitting on the deck and enjoying a cappuccino to this sunrise.
Especially bright a few weeks ago. My first shots with the new Canon 28-300mm f/3.5 USM of the Tokyo sky. I have been reading about night shots. These were shot at f/22 with a long exposure to get the Tokyo Tower as clear as possible.
On this night the moon rose from the buildings to a crisp, clear sky.
The Tokyo Tower, changing colors for the upcoming Christmas season.
And a few moments before the lights come on.