Stills V3

October 25, 2009

A Hose

Filed under: akikana — akikana @ 05:38

Oouchijuku, Aizushimogomachi, Fukushima-ken.

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9 Comments »

  1. wikipedia entry for location if interested:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%8Cuchi-juku

    Comment by akikana — October 25, 2009 @ 05:44

  2. I feel like I’m in danger of getting wet.

    Comment by matt — October 25, 2009 @ 14:20

  3. A combination of Koudelka-grade monochrome and a well-chosen viewpoint make this really stand out. As if the composition wasn’t enough, there is the interest of the strange (by UK design) head to the hose. The figure, despite being out of the DOF and relatively small, also adds a lot.

    One that I am enjoying going back to time and again. The shots in Wiki don’t stack up!

    Comment by John Ellis — October 25, 2009 @ 15:27

  4. A beautiful portrait of the place. A real “this is what it is like” pic. All held together by a striking design.

    Comment by Colin — October 26, 2009 @ 07:48

  5. The straight forward part of the image is the pipe leading to its owner which is such a powerful element in the composition, aided by that shadow. The parts of the image that are revealed by exploration are what holds my attention.
    The parent helping the child down the kerb is an added human interest. The piles of wood, pollarded tress, pots of flowers and best of all for the engineer in me is the gravel filled gutter. Oh dear I just made a list…………………

    Comment by Rex — October 31, 2009 @ 07:46

  6. Enticement for a bit of mischief.
    Seems odd that someone would leave their hose out on the road like this, which leads me to study the rest of the frame for clue of location. Everything leads nicely to the figure in the background.

    Comment by doonster — October 31, 2009 @ 14:26

  7. I like this makes me look at it as an overall image which is immediately attractive, and then I come back to look at the detail and see the image at a whole different level.

    Comment by Lillput — November 1, 2009 @ 22:46

  8. Thanks for the comments. It wasn’t until I posted it that I saw the parent helping the child. It amazes me at times what I fail to see. I have a few more from this place/area which I’ll post over the coming weeks. It’s close to where my parents-in-law live so have visted it a couple of times but this was the first time I felt like photographing it. Would like to go back when there’s some snow on the ground…

    Comment by akikana — November 7, 2009 @ 12:25

  9. Some leading lines suggest—this one demands—in a delightfully playful way. It’s great fun to shown a simple scene in a way you might never have seen it.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — November 14, 2009 @ 15:59


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