This photograph is taken alongside the pier of the Otaru harbor in Hokkaido in spring of eight years ago. Otaru faced the Ishikari bay and it developed as a harbor city for many years. Although it is a bed town of the distance for 30 minutes to Sapporo by train, population decreases and it is specified as the depopulated area in recent years. It prospered in transportation out of the way of the coal produced in the Ishikari district and trade with Russia till the middle of the 20th century. And, there was second population city of Hokkaido in the golden age. However a function as a harbor declines by the fall of coal demand and maintenance of the Tomakomai harbor in the Pacific Ocean or the neighboring Ishikari new harbor, the population is also decreasing by no less than 35% from the golden age. Now, Otaru advances material and human exchanges outside the area centering on the present "food correlative industry" and the "tourist industry", and it is building high added value type industrial structure. Although this photograph was taken in early April, snow coverage still remained in the wharf. In the opposite shore of a bay like a lead, some cargo ships were at anchor.
1. Otaru yacht harbor: workshop
2. The street in city: workshop
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pajaran (59129) 2014-01-31 2:15
Interesantan tekst o gradu, sa opisom ...
Lepa fotografija i secanje na posetu gradu ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazane plave bove i pristaniste sa brodovima, lepe boje.
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici, posebno pogled na pristaniste sa brodovima.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
An interesting article about the city, with a description ...
Beautiful photos and memories of a visit to the city ...
Good picture, contrast and perspective, well shown blue buoy and dock with boat, beautiful colors.
Good work with the beautiful photographs in the workshop, especially views of the harbor with boats.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
mirosu (16039) 2014-01-31 4:30
Very well composed photo. The blue bollards are excellent focal points in this nice image. There is a great use of depth of field to hold the viewer in the foreground bollards as well as ships in BG, and the excellent lighting conditions have allowed for very good color saturation. The overall impact is very strong.
Very well done.
Wish you a very nice weekend.
abmdsudi (52487) 2014-01-31 5:33
What a great view, lovely splash of vivid colours adding strong contrast to the setting with an obvious link to the busy looking harbour. The prominent bollards add lots of life and lead successfully into the scene with nice colours, light and depth. Great photo work, Congrats.
ikeharel (69285) 2014-01-31 7:20
Harbour scene well collected, Mikio.
Good DOF to the other side, and some boats of diff. sizes on. Great clarity, fine light upon, details shown marvelousely.
Yacht marina from a high POV in the WS, also very impressive.
Fine shot. Have a nice weekend,
danos (96171) 2014-01-31 10:04
beautiful presentation of this section of the harbor with the rusty blue bollards to adds depth and perspective in the seascape view,as lead-in the eye on the opposite side of it.The moored ship completes perfect the whole scenery.
Hava a good weekend,Danos
mcmtanyel (21400) 2014-01-31 15:45
You've got a nice view of the Otaru harbor through and around these rusty bollards. It looks like the place is pretty industrial, or should I say post-industrial?
gus72 (3719) 2014-01-31 20:07
Hi Mikio !!
it is a changing world....... nothing remains the same.Trade changes and people move !!!
You are showing a nice view with vibrant colours.
We spent 3 weeks on the road visiting our neighbour state of Victoria..... we returned after driving 3453 Km
jemaflor (95421) 2014-02-02 9:01
Good idea for a shot with these details, good Fg and light capture, interesting depth result, tfs.
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-11
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon IXY DIGITAL 600
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-31 1:52