Stills V3

September 9, 2008

Two Front Doors

Filed under: akikana — akikana @ 12:29

Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo.

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7 Comments »

  1. Lots to work with here, but it’s the repetition between the shadows on the door that grabs my attention.

    Comment by matt — September 9, 2008 @ 13:14

  2. The shadow repetition certainly attracts quickly, but then I notice that it isn’t a repetition, and then I see the vertical versus horizontal slots in the doors, and then…. The picutre unfolds slowly, but what a treat when it does.

    Comment by Colin — September 10, 2008 @ 20:45

  3. I bring nothing new to add to Colin’s comment, what looks initially like a picture with repetition is in fact not. The more you look the more you see variations in everything, plants, steps, doors, door window, door closing mechanism, shadows…

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — September 11, 2008 @ 00:51

  4. “What a treat” is right. I love this one. Colin described the viewing experience very well. The lights and shadows make every surface and detail so very textural, dimensional and real. Bravo.

    Comment by Christina — September 11, 2008 @ 04:27

  5. The main shadows do repeat and it is rather fascinating that the rendering to the side of both doors is raised by the door handle. Then the observation is about differences, including the large one about having a step or not in a level street: does one of them know that there is going to be some flooding?

    The angle of the POV in the square format works very well. One where both content and form vie for supremacy!

    Comment by John Ellis — September 11, 2008 @ 06:48

  6. The strong glancing light makes this a photo of shadows and texture. Timing was crucial.

    The funny doors are a bonus.

    Comment by Rex — September 13, 2008 @ 20:58

  7. Thanks for the feedback. Of interest is that almost all doors in Japan open outwards and have no Yale locks. The former is to ensure that the etiquette of removing ones shoes upon entering a house does not jam the door and the latter will prevent you from ever getting locked out.

    Comment by akikana — September 16, 2008 @ 10:17


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