Today is a special day, it is my birthday, yes I am getting old, I have just turned 26.
Well, the second venue of my birthday venture today was to Nagoya Castle, and from the previous shot of the castle that you have seen so far were from last year, but now the forth coming ones are this years. Well, this time I took this pic, because there were two people taking the shot and so I waited, by the time I had finished with this shot I had a queue of people behind me wanting to take this pic, it was kind of funny because the people behind only had their disposable cameras.
Well THE NEW FUTURE, is about cherry blossom in Japan, because it is about starting a new, and so i thought a new age and a new beginning for me. But what is that exactly????
I hope you enjoy this pic, it did take a long time to get this right. I will send more later
Thanks for your comments
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jhm (122314) 2004-04-01 12:07
Waw... Daniel, my congratulations with your birthday, very nice picture, the blossom are wonderful and the note is subliem.
bfly (5773) 2004-04-01 12:12
happy birthday Daniel :)
I wish you the best in you new age...
I loved the blue in your picture...let your new age be as blue as sea and sky and as rich as them :)...
liakoshim (565) 2004-04-01 12:24
Happy Birthday! it is a nice present you made for your-self - to make a good shot. beautiful, very japanese picture. good depth, composition and soft bluish light. cheers
CVTJan (1244) 2004-04-01 12:27
Happy Birthday Daniel !!!
I still remember when I became 26 I thought the world is going down. Great picture showing exactly the different a new start. Which is a better than my view into the future then. I wish you all the best :) Yours, Jan
clodreno (0) 2004-04-01 12:58
What a lovely postcard.. I love and the flowers and the buildings.
Happy birhday to you.. Gosh, You are younger than my son...
sarastro (588) 2004-04-01 13:25
Nice shot of this nice Japanese castle and its cherry blossom foreground. Only complaint I have is that the colorbalance is off to the cold side, there is too much blue in the image. I made a WS, see if you like it.
piozac (2065) 2004-04-01 13:41
Happy birthday Daniel. I wish you to get 100 points for your photos every day.
By the way your shot is very good. I like this composition.
Jeppe (18654) 2004-04-01 13:57
Oh happy birthday Daniel - And a very beautiful photo you have given us a present (use to be the other way around ;-) I like the soft greenish colours and the blurry tower - Nice work - it was worth the time.
RGatward (20050) 2004-04-01 14:31
Great composition. I think I disagree with Jeppe. I think the tower is so slightly out of focus that it may have been better to make it one thing or the other, if you can enough control with that Sony.
Motrem (2392) 2004-04-01 15:23
Happy birthday Daniel! Magnificent photo consisted well with beautiful colours.
Bonne fête Daniel! Merveilleuse photo bien composée avec de jolies couleurs.
milloup (1829) 2004-04-01 15:26
Congratulations on your birthday, and congratulations on a photo well made ;-) The way you've let the cherry blossoms frame the house is a nice idea.
Georges (11185) 2004-04-01 15:54
La profondeur de champs est superbe et l'image bien composéé. Je trouve le premier plan tres bien détaillé. Bravo
whereami (1477) 2004-04-01 19:07
Great shot Dan. Wonderful composition and use of DoF. It's very blue though - did you use fill flash at all? Whatever, you've captured a very Japanese moment here. A lovely photo.
PS. Happy Birthday!
luis_paulino (904) 2004-04-01 19:45
HAppy birthday Daniel. Today is a specia day to me too. I have turned 29. I am more old than you.
waskahegan (0) 2004-04-01 22:18
This fantastic Japanese architecture calls for a good picture and is accentuated by the flowers...
wr1611 (199) 2004-04-02 0:06
love the composition. the sakura with the castle on the background is great. the colors are a bit too blue?
nice note and yes spring means a new age for japanese. starting a new life, ceremony for new students and new employees also on spring. it s a great time for starting a new life due to this wonderfull season. and a happy birthday !
summer89 (5422) 2004-04-02 4:50
I like your photo, in first plan we have a detail flower and in the background we have a blur castle.
jrj (34841) 2004-04-02 4:53
Have a nice day Daniel, wow, 26 - just the start ;-)
Very nice this pix, excellent setting in the bluish tones. Well composed. A good pix to present on such a day ...
kourosh (2375) 2004-04-02 6:31
Hi Daniel, Happy birthday!
I like the composition in this picture. the white blossoms on a blue background works for me. great work.
it just seems to me that the building is a bit inclined...
Gee! i dont know i feel a little bit dizzy tonite!
nwoehnl (122) 2004-04-02 11:27
Too bad I missed this yesterday, Daniel, so I'm one day late in wishing you all the best for your birthday !!
And you're celebrating the occasion with one of your best shots. A very fine composition with the bright cherry blossoms in the foreground, and using them as a frame for Nagoya Castle. All pleasingly set against a grand blue sky. Excellent.
eleparc (24063) 2004-04-02 19:04
i missed that shot yesterday! so happy bday again:-)) 26 .. humm i wish...great japonese shot! all that is thpought of as japonese for a foreigner.. excellent play with apreture to blur the castle in the background.. and very sharp focus on the blossom;-) bravo
cool_s15 (4050) 2004-04-04 6:10
The angle here is very nice... I really like how you framed with this DOF. Happy Birthday to you, maybe a bit late... :D Great shot.
Lolydodia (580) 2004-04-06 7:39
happy birthday! and well done!!!!
Nikki-chan (95) 2004-04-15 23:59
As someone who traveled to Nagoya and visited Nagoya castle before, I have to say that this pic brings the castle into a new light for me. The clear blue sky gives me a serenc felling when I see this pic. Beautiful!!!
wad (173) 2004-04-18 13:53
Very good shot, symbolizing Japan perfectly while combining traditional architecture and these so typical flowers. Is saturation natural or improved?
tworivers (573) 2004-04-30 0:10
wonderful feel to this image. love that the blooms are in focus and there is a softer focus on the temple. lighting works well. very nice image.
zinchik (203) 2004-06-01 21:46
Nice composition and colors
glopez (18) 2004-06-02 12:31
lovely flowers, the temple behind looks good like this
jhonny_blue (4956) 2004-07-01 4:18
Wonderful picture and a very beautiful background.
acjc (302) 2004-07-22 1:00
I like the way the cherry blossoms frame the Castle, and the classic composition.
sn00zie (2384) 2004-08-09 12:07
hope u had a great birthday.. i may be months late in wishing you-but the wishes are still fresh.
this is a very pretty picture, with a soft and calm touch to it. very nice dof..
jofiction (114) 2005-03-13 11:07
absolutely amazing shot,very good composition, the blossom is wonderful.
alita (477) 2005-05-11 9:17
not a critique to add
a happy birthday :D
stefi (1230) 2005-08-15 11:15
Hi Dan, nice composition, I do not know if I would have preferred more deep DOF or not, but this remains a good shot.
Happy birthday (even if I'm terribly late, but I saw your photo just now ;-) )
edelweiss (55) 2005-10-10 16:58
Very nice shot!
- Copyright: Dan Leung (Kenny10pin) (19301)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-04-01
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Sony DSC F828 Cybershot, CF Hitatchi 6GB, Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Nagoya castle, My favorite photos (16) (Gatti Matti) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-04-01 11:55
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