Stills V3

September 1, 2009

A Still for Stills?

Filed under: akikana — akikana @ 05:34

Nishihara, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.



  1. Does the owner know what the name means?

    One can’t help liking the sheer irrepressible energy of all the components here. In different hands this could have gone terribly wrong (I’m not talking about the photo) but, as framed so carefully, everything can be seen to match, complement or enhance everything else. Photographically, the shine on the tiles to the right of the door and reflection in glass makes this.

    Quite a find.

    Comment by John Ellis — September 2, 2009 @ 06:48

  2. Ditto what John said.

    I wonder if the “match, complement or enhance” that we can see in the photo breaks down when reality adds colour to the mix.

    Comment by Colin — September 3, 2009 @ 12:40

  3. An interesting thought about the colour but something tells me that it would work OK – even if it is not what you might choose!

    Comment by John Ellis — September 3, 2009 @ 18:41

  4. Quite a find, indeed. John expressed it well for me, too. Delightful.

    Comment by Christina — September 5, 2009 @ 16:06

  5. The reflections lift the tonal range of the image to the ‘max’ giving it a strong impact. I think it is that tonal range that I love most, although the subject matter is, as usual, intriguing.

    Comment by Rex — September 5, 2009 @ 17:50

  6. Colours are primarily browns – the door being much lighter than the tiles. I’d hazard that the occupier does understand the meaning of the sign and, like me, would have thought of it more as the drinking meaning. Strange how I never really linked the shining on the tiles with the sign too. It’s now so obvious it’s been pointed out! Thanks for the comments and opening my eyes a little more.

    Comment by akikana — September 12, 2009 @ 05:00

  7. I keep wanting to reach out to touch the textures in this image. Is there a tonal range that is missed? This is one to gawk at for a very long time with every square inch offering such rich detail. What a nice bonus we get with the nameplate above the doorbell.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — September 14, 2009 @ 17:58

  8. an interesting doorway. Makes me wonder what’s closed in your life that makes you want to photograph this sort of thing.

    Comment by Gordon — September 15, 2009 @ 15:56

  9. Always the plants geometry win me over. Seems like some rather ’70s English bungalows I know of.

    Comment by doonster — September 16, 2009 @ 20:46

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