Photograph taken in Harajuku district, Toyko. The name of this street is TAKESHITA (if I remember correctly).
Harajuku's a very popluar destination for young people, teenagers to mid-twenties to go shopping. Goods are generally inexpensive and are considered very trendy. Never expected it to be that crowded, probably because it's New Year's day. I saw this when I just got out of the train station.
It is fairly close to Shinjuku, and has recently become a fairly popular tourist destination, too. Probably thanks to Gwen Stefanie's song 'Harajuku girls' in her new album, it helps to bring more Western tourists to this place, you can notice some Western faces in this picture.
Photographed with 4x zoom on camera. Increased reddness in photoshop and cropped top&bottom slightly. Nothing much else.
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zig (2456) 2006-01-04 7:36
Did you have a good time in Harajuku?
The place have become popular amongst tourists maybe because these girls that dressed in weird costumes? Some tourists fancy these girls, actually. hahaha!
Why did you increase the red tone? I thought the colours here aren't so nice now, maybe because of the red tone? Mmm, I Don't know. But good work to capture so many people in the street. Cheers!
elmec (12210) 2006-01-05 6:33
Very nice photo!
Full of olours and show us the rush hour in big city!
The crop is very well
I like it!
Mingfang (1415) 2006-01-05 9:17
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anyways, good job.
melody_garden (170) 2006-01-05 14:16
Really crowded street! Nice shot. And the bright colour mixed like a big candy can. LOL
Actually i always think Japan is a cartoon country where everything is as colourful as its mangas.
Still can tell the freezing cold according to people´s dresses and the leafless trees in the background.
However, i agree Mingfang´s critique about the colour here, just little bit odd.
Whatever, see you!
Klapaucius (623) 2006-01-15 16:07
Harajuku looks so colourful and crazy. And so many people!
peter1892 (1681) 2006-01-23 17:59
Good colours here, lots of contrast! And a nice viewpoint over a busy street. From the little bit of grey sky that we can see, I'm thinking that the conditions weren't the easiest in which to be taking photos, so you've done well here.
xuaxo (6846) 2006-02-25 21:42
Interesting daily life shot. But I guess there's too much color (red or so). [I read already your answer to zig.]