I went to Yoyogi Park after a long time. Today is the last day in November. The weather was cloudy and chilly day. I came out of the wicket of the Takeshita mouth of Harajuku Station, got up the loose slope, and went to Yoyogi Park. The Takeshita passage and the circumference of Harajuku Station were crowded with young people as usual. If this time comes, the site of the park becomes like a yellow carpet by the leaf of the ginkgo tree every year. The leaf which dyed red remained in trees in some places, and it was dazzlingly reflected in eyes. I saw many young people which have generated the words of a play in a loud voice there. For a while, after taking nature photograph there, I came out to the place which crosses a site and has a fountain/pond. Because the weather is bad at a weekday, there are also few figures. The surrounding trees of the pond were also dyed autumnal tints. The bench is located in a line along the pond. If several couples were sitting there. Just then, fallen leaves were scattered all over the ground and it had left the image of last autumn. So, if several days will already pass, the winter will come on by run.
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holmertz (57325) 2012-11-30 7:39
This is a clever and very attractive composition. The long line of empty benches have given the picture excellent depth and the slight curve has made the composition even more attractive. The fallen leaves give the picture a pleasant tone which is well mached by the glimpses of trees in the far background. The few persons sitting in the background have made the photo something more than just a composition of colours and lines.
smash2707 (3320) 2012-11-30 8:21
Hi, Mikio. I love the curve created by the banks which provides a nice depth to the shot. Nice composition with the inclusion of the people. Beautiful colors and nice details. Regards
maxifred (0) 2012-11-30 8:35
I like this kind of quiet parks in autumn photos.
I even wonder why no more peaoples enjoy those benches...?
Very nice and relaxing view...
batalay (39911) 2012-11-30 18:39
The composition is first rate, with the gentle curve made by the park benches along the pedestrian path. The autumn leaves reminds of Nat King Cole's rendition of many years ago. BUT PLEASE SKIP THE DISTASTEFUL ADVERTISEMENT.
danos (101766) 2012-12-01 0:07
nice the Autumn scenery with the leafs to are spread on the ground with the line of the almost empty benches to create depth and perspective in the image lead-in the eye on the brave ones as sitting on the far end of it.Excellent the light and the colour management of the image.
jhm (157854) 2012-12-01 0:41
Also in Japan get we nice autumn colors.
I like the curve of the benches and falling leaves.
Clarity is excellent and the way you managed the warm light, and natural colours.
Depth and perspective are very attractive and there's a great sense of space.
Excellent composition, very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
fabbs99 (17175) 2012-12-01 10:54
Great composition of the empty benches with the autumn leaves surrounding spread on the ground.Very well done.TFS.
lousat (95838) 2012-12-02 1:13
Hi Mikio,one of the best autumn pic seen in this season on TE,what a perspective made by this half circle of the benches,great details and colors despite the difficult light,very well done!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
abmdsudi (57160) 2012-12-02 5:12
The composition is indeed superb with the curvy benches smoothly leads in and through the scene into the distant where the human interactions are.
The ambience too is attractive with the slight haze for excellent effect and the autumnal colours are pretty evident. A fine seasonal shot well constructed. Congrats. TFS
aliabazari (16252) 2012-12-02 19:23
tedesse (25135) 2012-12-04 5:46
Excellent POV and DOF, showing a beautiful peaceful place to rest in an autumn coat. Nice frame and composition, and people resting on the benches revives image.
ourania (49799) 2012-12-07 13:38
I love your composition and the excellent use you've made of the vertical frame enhancing the sense of depth decisively and effectively. The curve of the benches is very elegant and attractive and we can't help but follow it to the top of the frame until we reach the few warmly dressed people sitting and enjoying the peaceful autumn atmosphere. Lighting is great and the natural colours are wonderful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
adores (46299) 2012-12-08 16:04
So many benches almost forming a circle! I really like the composition and the autumn atmosphere, with the carpet of leaves covering the ground. I also like the presence of the people sitting in background.
gus72 (3719) 2012-12-21 16:21
Hi Mikio !!
Happy X`mas. and a Fantastic 2013
this is a very artistic photo.... the type that you see in Art Galleries.
The POV and the composition are just excellent.
The colours are not over saturated so that creates the mood of the season.
Cheers from Australia.
beya (44) 2013-02-04 9:45
Wonderful autumn image. I like the repetition of benches and the perspective they creative. Great point of view.
fabianoleite (11971) 2013-02-15 6:39
The patterned circle of benches was really well explored, with the sitting people giving a good dimension to the composition. The leaves on the ground make it more beautiful, too. Good work, well done, my friend!
mcmtanyel (26916) 2013-08-13 19:53
A lovely line of benches with a slight & pleasant curvature. Very nice Fall colors, a nice blanket over the cold pavement.
ikeharel (76075) 2013-08-16 1:10
Fallen leaves all over the park are beautiful sight on autumn months, Mikio.
A grand karpet before it turns even colder.
Nice taken from the position chosen, banchs in juxtaposition added marvelous DOF to the whole.
Have a nice mid-summer weekend,
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-11-30
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon IXY DIGITAL 910IS
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/60 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2012-11-30 6:36
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