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Sunset over Omiya in Saitama Prefecture.

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Nice sunset. A bit of a letdown after the Hooters picture, but that couldn't be helped.

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Great Pic..so peaceful...

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nice pylon

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Interesting pagoda.

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Interfering with Nature, not so pleasing.

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I'll bet if Dr.McCoy saw this photo, he'd say "It's a miracle these people ever got out of the 20th century."

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How does one tell a rising sun from a setting sun?

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How does one tell a rising sun from a setting sun?

Whether or not you're drinking a beer. Unless you're a complete alcoholic, in which case there is no way of distinguishing the two.

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Nice photo, pity about the pylon. There hasn't been any news from Saitama (a reservation on the outskirts of Tokyo for those who don't know) for a while so this was needed to fill the gap until the next bit of stupidity from there.

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Nice photo.

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200,000 volts of 3 phase power never looked so serene and peaceful. Bravo.

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Omiya is a great place to live and party - all the fun starts after the sun goes down!!

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Very Nice pic.

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Whether or not you're drinking a beer. Unless you're a complete alcoholic, in which case there is no way of distinguishing the two.

Johnny Carson used to say that Ed McMahon was a light drinker. As soon as it got light outside, he started to drink.

Re: pic, nice sunset, ugly wires and metal crap.

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Looks like a scene from Godzilla just before the star arrives.

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Awesome picture.

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how...ugly

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Picture of the day????????Perhaps" snap of the Morning" would be more appropriate.

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Harry,,, some of us like living in Saitama, that way we can mix with the locals rather than,,,well,,,you :D

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I agree Mittsu,,,Omiya has everything you need without having to travel into Tokyo

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A nice sunset pic but would be better with pic of a pagoda in the foreground...

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How does one tell a rising sun from a setting sun?

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with a compass

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How does one tell a rising sun from a setting sun?

Interestingly, it is possible to tell a rising moon from a setting moon (without a compass), provided that you know whether the moon is waxing or waning and provided that the moon is not full or new.

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For those asking about the difference between a sunset and sunrise, I find that sunsets tent to tint the sky orange while sunrises tend to tint the sky pink.

I think the main thing is a sunset is going from light to dark so the sky is dimming and a sunrise is going from dark to light so the sky is lighting up.

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I`m glad you like the photo, @marcels it was taken in the evening..Idashed for the camera and tripod plus changed the lens to zoom and added a red filter for the desired affect. Camera: Nikon D5000. I like the ugliness of the pylon and the beauty of the sunset....so Japan.

Matthew

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If it was a pylon obscuring a pagoda, it might be ugly - here it's beautiful, and makes for a far more interesting photo than the sunset alone would.

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@ivarwind. unfortch the pylons dominate the view from our viranda. however, my aim was to incorporate both in an ironic way..... :-)

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Cool. Is Godzilla really going to show up in this picture tomorrow? Cool. I knew the big guy would be back.

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Power pylons? Where's Godzilla?

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It's perfect!!! Congratulation.

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Perfect image of Japanese nature, wires blocking every calming view.

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I like sunsets and sunrises, sunsets maybe more because of nostalgia.

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