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Monday, February 09, 2009

Giants



I have always liked to roam in the western part of Shinjuku, if you have followed this blog for awhile you will know that by now. To be amongst these huge buildings have a cool effect on me, maybe because I grew up in an old town there the trees were taller than most buildings. I was cycling through this late afternoon just at the short moments in time when the suns light just left a hint of fading light in the sky. Today was a cold and extremely windy day and the wind rushed between these gentle giants with an enormous force. Hard to stay upright on a fixie with a camera in one hand. The light was just stunning blue...










Then the earthquake set in....

2 comments:

S. said...

The amazing composition of your photos makes me green with envy.

Damon Coulter said...

I like the west side too, everyone else like the east, but I love the west early in the morning, especially in winter, when the cold cliffs of glass and concrete take on an almost glacial atmosphere. You`ve been to Everest, me too, and it started a passion for climbing that took me all over the world to such high, cold places. I have never felt that feeling of insignificance that you feel on a big glacier anywhere else except under the bouncing light of west Shinjuku`s skyscrapers early on a sunny, cold Sunday morning. Glad it is not just me.
Came to your work via Tony McNicol`s blog and will be checking back more from now, nice images.
Damon