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Shinsaibashi, Osaka

Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 10 January 2008 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Canon EOS Kiss X 1/250 second F/10.0 ISO 800 18 mm

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Kirsten from Leamington, Canada

great job!
nice depth and very symmetrical

10 Jan 2008 5:17am

Paulski from Muncie, United States

nicely captured; love the reflections...

10 Jan 2008 10:51am

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

This is not only a nice picture, it's amazing that there are hardly any people! I've never seen it so empty, which makes it even more interesting. The reflection and water surface is really cool.

10 Jan 2008 11:42am

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Stupendous Stu rides again!! Wonderful symmetry and reflections. And how did you manage to get a shot without oodles of people in it?? This is just a quick dip into Am3 whilst I'm alone at the office... then I don't get the snoopy snoops seeing that I'm not working as hard as I ought. Still no computer but soon... hopefully, next week. sigh.. Oh and your pansy shot was just understated brilliance... bloody gorgeous in other words.

10 Jan 2008 3:16pm

@amy: Thx Amy. Not too sure why it was so quiet, it was 4pm and the street behind me was busy.

Levine from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This place looks so empty. Where is everyone? Feels so quiet... And i like this shot of coz.

10 Jan 2008 3:59pm

@Levine: Thx Levine. I guess it's not a thoroughfare so people dont use it much.

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Where are all the people ?

10 Jan 2008 4:50pm

@Calusarus: Thx Calusarus. I have no idea why it's so quiet. It's 4pm on a Wednesday.

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada

Nice warm shot. That reflection looks like fire in the water. I love this part of town and it does looks strangely quiet. Was it early in the morning?

10 Jan 2008 5:57pm

@Damon Schreiber: Thx Damon. Actually this was taken on Wednesday afternoon at about 4pm. The street behind me was packed. Don't know why it was so quiet down there.

Ven from Cardiff, United Kingdom

Japan is not that empty right? not that I know of at least.

By the way, is that a Love Hotel or something on the left?

10 Jan 2008 11:39pm

@Ven: Ha! Thx Ven. I guess it could be a love hotel, they are all over the place. There aren't too many of them around Shinsaibashi though, I don't think.

Alfredo J. Martiz J. from Tokyo, Japan

Awesome urban shot Stu, loved the composition!

11 Jan 2008 2:13am

Sash from Adelaide, post-Christmas Shopping Frenzy, Australia

This looks like a photo on one of those famous 50% off the price of everything in the cake shop behind you days. Wot the flippin' 'eck is (not) going on there?

As much as I'd love to point out that I have to dodge and weave through farm animals whenever cycling around these parts *points outside*, I do occasionally miss the finer aesthetic traits of Japanese consumerism. Tis indeed a bounty full of signage. I'm aroused. Enough said.

11 Jan 2008 4:25am

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

It's sort of surreal to see just two person walking in a large Japanese city. I like the reflection and the tone on this.

23 Jan 2008 5:51pm

omegaforest from singapore, Singapore

I love the emptiness and the color. remind me of the Sumida river!

27 Jan 2008 10:16am