The New Tokyo Station, by Madoka Hori

Till last October, even if you had a chance to visit Tokyo station, there was a big restoration project going on and you couldn’t see the beautiful brick building for 5 years. This building was originally constructed even before my 91-year-old grandmother was born! A few days before the grand opening in 2012, I had a business meeting in Tokyo, 3 hours away from my hometown. Right after the meeting, I went up to the restaurant floor of Shin-Marunouchi Building which stands across from the Tokyo station. I went outside on a balcony where a few couples were having romantic dinner and I put my Olympus on the edge of the handrail to capture this beautiful night view. My favorite part is the color of the bricks and the warm light in the center of the fast paced Asian metropolis.

The New Tokyo Station, by Madoka Hori

OLYMPUS E-P2 | Exposure 1/2 @ f/3.5 | Focal Length 14mm | ISO 200
The New Tokyo Station, by Madoka Hori

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | October 17
Award Score: 65 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 17, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Night Photography
Photograph Location: Tokyo | Japan

Photographer: Madoka Hori (Ashiya, Japan) Guest Photographer
Madoka Hori’s first camera was a toy she got in Singapore when she was on a family trip at age 4. She could press shutter release button, use flash, change filters to see the world differently and it amazed her. She knew it could be fun to hold a (real) camera someday rather than just being the subject of her father’s photography all the time. She started to take photos during high school and after she shifted to digital when she was 20, it got a lot easier for her to capture the moment she wanted to remember. Now she primarily uses Olympus Pen E-P2 and occasionally experiments with her father’s NIKON D800. Travelling and looking at people on the street through a lens is the most exciting thing for her. Feel free to contact her if you have any advice on photography or just want to know about Japan. She’s 27 years old and working for online marketing start-up.

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