Remember that piano
So delightful unusual
That classic sensation
Used to say
I like Chopin
Love me now and again
Rainy days never say goodbye
To desire when we are together
Rainy days growing in your eyes
Tell me where's my way
Imagine your face
In a sunshine reflection
A vision of blue skies
- Gazebo, 1983
This photograph is taken from the footbridge at Harajuku, Tokyo in early december of last year. It was raining on that day. I was walking the sidewalk slowly after I visited the adjacent Yoyogi Park. Leaves of Ginkgo tree is dyed to yellow and its fallen leaves piled up the ground as if the yellow carpet. This will be a present from God. It was the sentimental strangely for me, later I remembered song lyrics of "I like Chopin" which Italian singer Gazebo sang in 1983. After a week, the winter is coming at a run. For now of this year, it is still early for autumnal leaves in metropolitan area.
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goodwill (4226) 2013-10-17 7:45
Wish the shot was more bright, and then the yellow could explode.....just my opinion. Nevertheless the image attracts.
siudzi (34141) 2013-10-17 7:49
Love this one! So perfectly captured late autumnal yellow scene with absolutely amazing and eye-catching composition. Truly artistic work. Very well done! TFS.
lousat (95760) 2013-10-17 8:45
Hi Kato,i remember this song,one of the symbol of my and your green years...ehehe...and i like a lot your fantastic pic too,a very original composition whit the dead leaves of Ginkgo belova,a living fossil specie,a unique species of tree with no close living relatives.Magnificent capture whit a very special quality despite the difficult light.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
dekanski (5892) 2013-10-17 9:58
realy nice, both - note and the photo!
pajaran (64340) 2013-10-17 10:13
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku, lepa pesma Gazebo ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano lisce u kasnu jesen.
An interesting article about the place and moment, a beautiful song Gazebo ...
A good time recording, the beautiful colors.
Good work, beautiful foliage shown in the late fall.
All the best.
holmertz (57285) 2013-10-17 10:31
This is a beautifully composed and very poetic photo. The autumn colours and the rain drops also create a rather moody atmosphere. The hazy, blurred figure is a fine part of the composition. We can imagine the feelings and thoughts of the person walking through the park on this rather dull day.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-10-17 11:01
picture,taht was taken with great intuition.It has really unique and kind of nostalgic mood we can feel while looking at it.Nice association with a song,which makes it even more atmospheric.And finally I really enjoy your play with DOF here(selected perfectly to achieve so magnificent visual effect).
baclama (18884) 2013-10-17 12:13
j'aime beaucoup le flou sur le personnage...
tres bon choix pour moi!!
mirosu (16273) 2013-10-18 0:07
Beautiful fall colors, excellent focusing and blur control. Outstanding photo. Well done. Thanks for very nice note.
Have a nice weekend.
ikeharel (76005) 2013-10-18 0:40
the blured figure in black made some mysterious texture to the whole, but the green wet leaves in FG are well in focus and fresh in view.
The raindrops shine were good asset on the compo.
Have a nice weekend,
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-10-18 7:50
Hello Mikio - This is an exceptional shot, creative and so well managed. From the sharply focused leaves in the Fg with their tiny bright water droplets to the shadowy figure it is harmonious and beautiful. Even the colour (which is not one of my favourites works perfectly. A real delight to see and a shot that I have learned from. Top class. Have a lovely weekend Rosemary
abmdsudi (57112) 2013-10-18 10:46
Quintessential autumn, It's a good year for it. Looks simple and elegant at the same time. Beautiful closeup full frame capturing the autumn colour of the leaves and feel of a wooded area. The blurry fig in the soft background strikes the eyes as ref of location and the dew are just amazingly captured. Thanks to your well worded inspirational notes. Well done and tfs
daddo (27592) 2013-10-18 15:48
Hi dear Mikio. Poetic and creative photo to accompany an emotive and somewhat sad poem about desire and loss. The little drops of rain I can see match the mood of the poem making for a nice duet. Best wishes. Klaudio.
mcmtanyel (26854) 2013-10-23 13:07
I have been looking forward to this photo for a few days now. I have been seeing its thumbnail and telling myself to be patient. My reward was worth the wait, what a beautiful photo! I love the sharp, clear layer of Ginko tree leaves with individual water drops acting as a curtain to the rest of background. The out-of focus silhouette of a person (I am going to guess a woman, by the size of the bag) makes such a nice contrast to the the foreground and complements it.
Great work, thanks!
adores (46297) 2013-10-25 16:41
An image full of poetry! It really transmits the autumn atmosphere - I like these yellow leaves with the rain drops in foreground and that person in the blurred background. Well done!
Hanssie (10886) 2013-10-26 2:40
Great title for a wonderful and originel photo.....
maloutim (9639) 2013-10-27 19:04
Good morning Mikio,
This photo is absolutely superb and so well composed ! I love your bokeh with the beautiful, yellow leaves adorned with cristal pearls on the branches.
The silhouette in the blurred background is stunning, and thank you for mentioning the song.
Congratulations for this capture.