Tokyo in Pics


A photography blog about Tokyo, run by Australian photographer Rohan Gillett

The Coming Storm

Over the last few days I’ve been watching the weather forecast on TV very intently.   Tropical Storm Krosa has been approaching Japan and sending lots of heavy rain and big waves towards Okinawa, Kyushu, Shikoku and western Honshu.  Hopefully it won’t cause the people there many problems. Unfortunately, as predicted, its presence is being felt in Tokyo too. When I woke up this morning and looked out the window, I saw nothing but rain and some very dark-grey clouds.  The storm hadn’t arrived, but you could tell it was coming!

So, I thought it better to cancel any plans of shooting and head out for lunch.  While I was out, I was constantly checking the weather on my phone and feeling very guilty about not shooting.  I really wanted to shoot. Having lost so many days of photography to bad weather this year, I really wasn’t in a good mood.

Once I got home I could see the sky had cleared up somewhat.  Yes, there were rain clouds around and strong winds, but there were also a lot of blue patches.  The whole day wasn’t wasted. I could get some shots at least! Without hesitation I grabbed my gear and headed to the roof. With the clouds being pushed around, I thought long exposures would be the way to go.  I hope you like the end (i.e. edited) result. As you can see Tokyo looks quite calm, but something powerful is building in the sky above.  Let’s see what happens tomorrow. Maybe I’ll get lucky again!