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Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 14 July 2008 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Canon EOS Kiss X 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 400 300 mm

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Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great job of capturing the rain.

14 Jul 2008 5:59am

@Ana Lúcia: thx ana lucia!

Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

lovely photo, it gave me goosebumps, not sure why, I wonder what he is thinking... great image Stu!

14 Jul 2008 6:03am

@Kylie Greenan: love your comments Kylie! thx so much for your constant visits. i just got back online at home today for the first time after 6 painful weeks of withdrawal after moving house (japan is amazingly bureaucratic at times!) so i'll do my best over the next few days to get online and check out your blog. cheers again!

fcofont from Valencia, Spain

This is really great image, love the composition here!

14 Jul 2008 7:33am

@fcofont: thx again fcofont!

Shuva Brata Deb from Hyderabad, India

A fine example that shooting in the rain also produces great photos.

14 Jul 2008 7:53am

@Shuva Brata Deb: if you can find shelter to shoot from! ;-)

thx for dropping by shuva!

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

Superb. The composition is really fine with all the verticals and then the person. The rain is very well captured as well. This is one of your best amidst a string of very strong photos.

14 Jul 2008 8:10am

@GJC: hi gjc! thx for your comments while i've been away. i just got re-connected again today after moving house (into Keage). really appreciate your taking the time to comment.

shiyoko from Japan

I feel ZEN mind.

14 Jul 2008 10:58am

@shiyoko: thx shiyoko!

/mai-vju:z/ from kyoto, Japan


14 Jul 2008 11:27am

@/mai-vju:z/: thx h...

Ron from Saint Louis, United States

A beautiful moment of solitude ... an exquisite photograph ...

14 Jul 2008 2:59pm

@Ron: thx for your kind words Ron!

Rui Silva from Leiria, Portugal

Great! The rain was well captured

14 Jul 2008 3:15pm

@Rui Silva: thx for your constant visits rui! really appreciate it.

Nataly from Santa Monica, United States

This is a very moody image. Very romantic. Well done!

14 Jul 2008 3:17pm

@Nataly: thx nataly! thx for dropping by and taking the time to comment.

Daryl from Amagasaki, Japan

Great moment. Love the framing.

14 Jul 2008 3:17pm

@Daryl: thx d! hows things?

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

It's not only the elegance of the image that strikes. It's also the contemplative mood.

14 Jul 2008 4:29pm

@António Pires: Thx so much for taking the time to comment Antonio! really appreciate it!

Steve from United States

For me, this is one of those timeless Japan scenes. You have captured it so well.

14 Jul 2008 9:37pm

@Steve: thx so much steve! are you back home now?

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Excellent picture Stu. I like it.

15 Jul 2008 1:51am

@akarui: thx so much akarui!

gbe from kansas city, United States

captures a mood, moment very well

15 Jul 2008 4:07am

@gbe: much appreciated grant!

neilanie from Carson, United States

great shot. the guy's expression is like icing on the cake.

15 Jul 2008 7:51am

@neilanie: thx neilanie!

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

superb light and texture of the rain... marvelous atmosphere!

15 Jul 2008 10:44pm

@dj.tigersprout: thx again dj!