This photograph is taken a passage near the nearest station. The hot day continues this summer also. It is over 33 degrees even in Tokyo in the daytime every day. Even if I sometimes walk along a town, a figure is seen not much. Except office workers, probably they are air-conditioning and resting at home. On the other side of the passage, those who are watering the passage before a house with the hose were seen. Watering is the customs of Japan from ancient times which scatters water to the outdoors, such as a yard and a road. There is an effect of pressing down dust such as a road in watering. And, it also is used to take coolness in order to use evaporation heat in summer. In fact, It is said to be desirable to scatter with water on the yard or the road which is not paved at the time of morning and evening which is not hot.
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PecoBud (3824) 2012-08-01 9:15
Stunning B&W presentation and very interesting notes. Excellent family life photo, with outstanding details, light management and clarity. Loving your POV here, great job Mikio!!
TFS...........Your Friend from California........Buddy
holmertz (57405) 2012-08-01 9:39
This is a very nice snapshot of an everyday scene. It radiates a pleasant atmosphere, the spray of water falls nicely to the ground, and I like details such as the crouching boy and the cute picture on the bicycle basket.
aliabazari (16252) 2012-08-01 13:48
danos (101838) 2012-08-01 23:22
nice the B/W format with the man to sprinkle the lane with water,but i cannot understand the reason.Never mind is a good shot and the same time a good reportage shot from the hot Tokyo.
Didi (60590) 2012-08-02 10:53
Interesting shower scene with a good use of the B&W gray scale.
sacimar (27779) 2012-08-03 4:19
this is a different image, this summer is hot in Spain also, I like the scene you present, the black and white option works good here, well seen,
Have a good weekend,
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-07-31
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K10 D, Tamron AF 70-300 1:4-5.6 Tele Macro(1:2), Kenko UV 62mm
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/180 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-08-01 8:46