This photograph is taken in the promenade along Sumida River. I think that this place is around Sumida River Ōhashi near Nihombashi Hakozaki-chō, Chūō-ku. I came out from Hamachō park to the promenade in Sumida River, and was taking a walk in the direction of Tsukiji. On the way, while looking sideways at Shin-Ōhashi, Kiyosu Bridge, and Sumida River Ōhashi who are built over Sumida River, I went past there. Occasionally, the water-bus and the transport ship pass Sumida River. I could see the tower of TOKYO SKYTREE in the distance. Sumida River is first-grade river of the 23.5 km in full length which branches from Arakawa at the new Iwabuchi sluice in Kita-ku, Tokyo and with which it fills Tokyo Bay. And, there are built twenty five bridge of the old and new in Sumida River. Although the bridge which is visible to this photograph was called Eitai Bridge and bridged as first iron bridge in Japan in 1897, it was re-bridged in 1926 after the Great Kanto Earthquake. It is a tied arch-type bridge. In 2007, Eitai Bridge was designated as the important cultural property (building) of the country with Kachidoki Bridge and Kiyosu Bridge for the first time as a highway bridge of all prefectures. The super-high-rise rental apartment group of the Sumida Riverside tower is visible beyond this bridge. It is developed and rented as one of the waterfront redevelopment projects along Sumida River at the beginning of 1990. Though Tokyo leaves an old thing, the town itself accomplishes the change every day so that a time may be preceded. It seems to pour in new blood aiming at the more functional town. On the bench of the promenade, the one young man sat on the bench and was gazing at the river at lunchtime. Probably, he is the youth who is working for the company near this. What does he consider in this Tokyo desert?
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danos (97831) 2013-12-22 8:05
nice the snapshot with the man sitting on the bench as is lost in his dreams.The view of the netalic bridge with the lot of the high buildings makes the image even more effective.I like the well chosen POV as the light management.
pajaran (60643) 2013-12-22 8:18
Interesantan tekst o mestu sa opisom ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak u Decembru ...
Dobar rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici, lepo pokazana moderna arhitektura.
Lepo mesto za odmor sa lepim pogledom.
An interesting article on the site with a description ...
Good composition and perspective, nice place and moment shown in December ...
Good work with beautiful photography workshop, demonstrated good modern architecture.
Nice place for a holiday with a view.
All the best.
batalay (38821) 2013-12-22 9:08
Hello Mikio San,
There is a peaceful atmosphere here, but also one of a mild December day. The impressive high rise buildings suggest the high population density.
I wish you a happy Holiday Season and a very good 2014.
worldcitizen (8654) 2013-12-22 11:43
This photo brings back wonderful memories of my two trips to Japan. I took a boat ride on the Sumida River, and I enjoyed exploring the city with friends. This composition works very well; I like the different layers: first the resting man, then the bridge, and then the skyscrapers. I miss Japan!
holmertz (52744) 2013-12-22 12:52
This is also a very good composition with a well suited vertical shape. The light is nice and the colours are very good. I like very much this kind of combination of human presence and architecture. The buildings have become more interesting with the young man in the foreground, and he has become more interesting with the huge buildings and the bridge in the background. It's the combination that makes this perfect.
fabbs99 (17167) 2013-12-22 18:45
Lovely moment to capture.The young man sitting by the waterfront with the high rise building in the back ground.TFS.
mcmtanyel (22660) 2013-12-22 20:40
This is an excellent photo, Mikio. The young man looks burdened and the bridge and the high rises right above his head seem to symbolize the weight on his shoulders. Even without that symbolism, the arrangement of the buildings and the bridge are excellent. This is a rare gem, congrats & TFS!
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-12-22 23:52
lovely emotion to this pic,shot with a great eye and presence of mind.love the frame.
saxo042 (37882) 2013-12-23 0:23
A very good picture with this man sitting here, contemplating with these impressive hi-rises as background. He is watching the running water. This is a well composed picture with very good colours.
jhm (152938) 2013-12-23 3:12
I don't know which time in Japan, now autumn or springtime.
The man sit almost in summer clothing to look when comes the water-bus.
We see clear on your second picture the activity with the water-bus.
Colours and subject makes these picture attractive.
A nice composition, excellent captured
Very well done, TFS.
Merry Christmas to you and your family,
ikeharel (71421) 2013-12-23 7:28
The fog made the daylight a bit misty, Mikio, but managed a fine sharp photo over the waterfrong and far to the skyscrapers.
The guy set and looks as daydreaming, deep in thoughts - a nice element on the scene, and fine moment collected.
My cong.'s for the holidays season.
fotka (4405) 2013-12-24 5:44
Very good daily life photo. I like the composition with a businessman sitting on the bench during lunch time in the foreground and modern skyscrapers in the background.
The colors, light, sharpness are very well done. Good interesting note.
abmdsudi (54085) 2013-12-25 8:15
Quiet contemplation & meditation perhaps but he also adds and grab attention and leads into into the whole scene. The soft colour in the backdrop boosts the effect and contrast really well, beautifully lit in bright weather, sharp with great dof. A simple piece that works photographically. Congrats
nikkitta (17066) 2013-12-25 11:34
Good vertical composition to include all the very tall buildings at the back
Like seating young man just lost in thoughts and for once not watching his cell phone
Well capture, congrats
bona (13737) 2014-01-04 6:32
I like this view of the yound man contemplating a vista of Tokyo. You made a nice composition with the bridge and buildings all elemenste with great equilibrium.
npecanhuk (75442) 2014-01-04 6:35
Very interesting and attractive urban daily life & architecture picture!
Special regards to the vertical format, chosen pov, composition and management of difficult light!
Enjoy your week-end,
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-13
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K10 D, Pentax DA 50-200 f4-5.6 ED
- Exposure: f/6.7, 1/180 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-22 7:58