This photograph is taken at Shibuya Park street located in Tokyo Shibuya. It is a loose slope of about 450m leading from Marui, Shibuya to Yoyogi Park. The circumference serves mainly as shopping quarter where fashion buildings, restaurants, a public facility, etc. are built and located in a line. I was walking along this Shibuya park passage toward Shibuya Station from Yoyogi Park. The sake of 7:00 a.m., there are a few figures in the passage. And, only the chain restaurant and the convenience store also ran on business along the passage. By the way, I found the interesting display to the show window of the ground floor of the store treating interior furniture, household articles, etc., when walking along the loose hill. The six numbers are showed in a line with both sides of the spread note of three set. The rightmost number repeats the operation which turns over a page by hand and counting up (0-9) the number. Do you think what is this? I was also fascinated by the visual motion of this display, and did not understand this time what it means. I went home and downloaded the taken photograph in the personal computer, and found the meaning at last from the photograph before and behind the same photographic subject. It is the following explanation. The two-digit number of a left note means the hour, two-digit number of middle means the minite and two-digit number of the right note means the second. So, today's lapsed time is expressed as the whole. Even so, the display which turns over a page by hand is visible to the tasteful idea which aimed at the vision effect. It is also interesting thay this display is no relation directly to selling merchandise. As for it, Shibuya seems to be conscious of the tendency of the dispatch base of youth culture.
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Shibuya Park street in early morning: Workshops
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pajaran (53705) 2013-12-12 3:56
Kod mene je podne, vreme za rucak, sada je -12,57. sati.
Interesantan i dobar tekst o mestu, sa datim opisom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepo pokazana fasada sa meracem vremena.
Dobar rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici.
For me it is noon, time for lunch, now is -12.57. hours.
An interesting and good article on the place, given the description ...
Good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Nice shown facade with timers.
Good work with beautiful photography workshop.
All the best.
mirosu (15102) 2013-12-12 4:07
Thanks for your explanation, it helps to understand the photo. Excellent detail photo with well balanced colors, perfect light, very good clarity. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions. Well done.
ikeharel (60363) 2013-12-12 8:25
A bit of a puzzle this picture for me, Mikio, but first let me say that its a fine clear shot, with excelent details, technically.
Did not comprehend the meaning of the numbers depicted, but the position of the hand, meant to change pages, is a nice idea.
mcmtanyel (14939) 2013-12-12 10:39
This is very interesting. I wonder which clock is more accurate because your camera's clock and this one disagree by about a minute.
danos (88883) 2013-12-13 9:56
nice the tight frame with the details from the building at Shibuya Park street.I like the light and the colour management as the clarity of the scene.
abmdsudi (44964) 2013-12-17 8:26
Thanks for explaining this functional message but rather confusing to the new comer I suppose, but it serves the purpose really well. A great street scene, simple shot playing with bold alphabets and numbers. it's sharp well coloured and there's an excellent contrast between top and bottom portions. Good ideas and well taken, TFS
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-11
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K10 D, Pentax DA 50-200 f4-5.6 ED
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/180 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-12 3:36