The Weekly Photo Challenge wants a picture with an unusual POV of the subject. Normally when I took a picture from an unusual position (to get an unusual POV), that was because of two reasons. One was I found that angle/view very interesting and the other one was because I couldn’t take the picture from a “usual POV”. The reason for this one was the latter.
The traditional, most famous landmark of Tokyo was the Tokyo Tower. However, it was replaced by another broadcast tower called Tokyo Skytree. The tower was built as a replacement of the existing Tokyo Tower to broadcast TV and radio signal because Tokyo Tower is not tall enough to fight off the interference from surrounding skyscrapers. The height of Skytree is 634m, nearly double the height of Tokyo Tower.
I took the picture by a compact digital camera and technically it is not very good as night shot is always tricky for compacts. Yet the biggest problem I had was my location as I was actually at a open balcony of a shopping centre next to the tower. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t take a good shot of the whole tower with the 28mm lens (which is not wide enough). So I need to be unusual and I walked to the base of the tower and took a shot upwards from there, resulting in this image.
Since I was shooting hand held with an awkward gesture, camera shake was an issue. As a result, after I took several pictures, I got a neck-ache!