Taxi rank shot from the Kyoto Tower.
Obviously the active line rotates somehow.
I think these taxis have a bit strange selection of colours. It made me suspect if my photo was faded somehow. But two other shots of this place here in TE have the same appearance too.
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Dr_Nibbles (283) 2006-01-13 6:45
Very interesting shot, I would like to know how the system works, cause I can't possibly imagine. The colors of the taxis for me appear ok, I think it should be their real color (though the selection lets em seem like toy cars - but that surely is not your fault *g*)
What I rather would criticize is, that the 5 dark cars on the left and the ones in front of em look somewhat unsharp, however I have to admit that it maybe is just my screen (Laptop).
peter1892 (1681) 2006-01-13 7:30
That looks really strange - obviously there's some kind of order here or there'd be crashes happening all the time!
The cars themselves look quite old - of course it's difficult to tell what make/model they are from this distance. Good viewpoint though, and an interesting shot!
PixelTerror (0) 2006-01-18 4:21
Well I can follow your point about the colors, not sure how it looks like on your other photos but on this one it makes me think of a Dinky Toys collection and throws me back in the early ages :-)
I like the crop too to focus on the subject, the 7 cars moving forward at the same time lead me to think there's business going on. Interesting also to see they have different colors, unlike for example Hong Kong, same model, same color !
Have a nice day,
vapours (8264) 2006-01-24 19:45
Quite an interesting shot, it looks very much like a matchbox toy car collection thanks to the angle.
Olrik (1645) 2006-03-20 4:09
Excellent POV. When I went to Kyoto, I was amazed too by all this taxis in front of the Kyoto Station. I didn't think about the POV of the Kyoto Tower.
The photo is a bit blur but it's perhaps because of the window. Never mind, the picture is impressive and well composed.
nicoz (1979) 2006-03-21 5:34
I think pretty much the same things than Olivier:
The POV is excellent, and cars look like toys indeed. It looks like some sort of giant robot will come in the scene and mess around.
It's a tiny but blur, but it is not a pblm.
I like the way you came with this angle where, I guess, many people would have used a wider angle and shot more vertically.
I can think about a way to deal with the queue:
Top left taxi is the next to go. The one behind will then go. once the lane is emplyed, the one just right of it goes around the "round about" to the right and fills the left lane in, and then the third goes and fills the 2nd and so on...
I love this shot!
yanseiler (20) 2006-05-12 9:26
Hi Kari, nice shot, looks like a miniature. Might be a bit sharper...
adidas5nb (3961) 2013-05-08 20:07
nice pov.the whole arrangement gives a graphic effect.great angle and thought.
- Copyright: Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) (23164)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2000-03-00
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Minolta Dynax 500si
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Taxis [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-01-13 6:28
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