Stormy skies, weird light: late afternoon urban landscape in Omori, Tokyo
I was thinking when I shot this yesterday that there was an odd, orange, sandy, dirty feeling to the light. This morning I went outside to use the bicycle to take our youngest son to school and on every surface was a dusty residue. Must have been another one of those Chinese sand imports. We've had a few in past years. It's a common thing, to get clouds of sand and PM2.5 particulate air from China. Normally the clouds don't reach so far up as Tokyo. A few times in the past few years, I have seen significant clouds. There wasn't so much of a significant 'cloud' yesterday but the light had a weird, sandy, yellow tinge to it.
Seems that since the end of February, there have been more incidences of such clouds:
Certainly always makes for a dramatic sky.
Ektachrome *P picture control made by me and downloadable from my Japanorama website, here: http://japanorama.co.uk/2015/03/10/back-out-in-the-rain-with-the-nikon-d700/
14mm f/2.8 lens
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