This is a shot taken at Dogo Park in Matsuyama. Local people come here for viewing sakura in April. Sakura trees are all over! The place gets crowded in the evening, but it's quite calm and peaceful during the day.
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tars (882) 2005-04-08 6:55
very simple composition and theme, with a great result. Nice details and sharpnes.
ngythanh (8462) 2005-04-08 7:19
Welcome to TE, Coyote!
I saved a copy of this wonderful photo into my FAVORITES FOLDER. Thanks for giving us a peaceful atmosphere. [Do you have a portrait of the girl? She looks pretty and cute]
vlad_ghiea (1086) 2005-04-08 8:00
Very good composition (you respect 3x3 rule). It looks so quite...
bip-bip (1837) 2005-04-08 11:59
A poetic composition with the frame of flowers.
What is she looking at ? fishes ?
jackpkn (863) 2005-05-14 8:51
Sometimes Japan does no look like Japan... there is so many contrasts so close! You can be in a caothic and full of people place (like Shibuya) and not so far you can be in a very pacefull and calm place like that one in this shot. Very well done Coyote!
jbweasle (9393) 2005-05-28 19:51
A dreamy picture. I love the blossom on the tree and the way this frames the top part of the image. The girl is well positioned and her yellow T-shirt is just the right colour to stand out without being too bright. I wonder what the girl is thinking?
Salil_B (737) 2005-12-23 2:46
Hello arf, this is a lovely image. A beautiful feeling of peace and calm seem to radiate from the image. The composition and the exposure are excellently done. The yellow of the shirt and the spots of blue in the hair against the muted background has given the photograph a great sense of fullness rarely seen.
MLINES (12516) 2006-04-25 23:23
Hi Arf, Welcome to TE. Very professional composition here with framing of those blossoms. Excellent clarity too. TFS. Murray.
mbasil (2129) 2006-05-07 11:35
I really like the addition of the girl. After all, sakura time wouldn't be hanami without people. So this reminds us of the sensual aspect of sakura and hanami.
prezntime (3946) 2006-07-31 0:04
This is a beautiful shot, very serene. The young girls yellow shirt creates such a contrast with the prevailing white. Very clean as well.
sameeras (49) 2006-09-09 3:11
very pretty picture.
Nilay (1323) 2007-01-01 18:20
very lovely and beautiful,
tfs with us,
grattounet (0) 2007-05-14 4:33
Belle compo, ton sur ton sublime bravo ... j'adore
KoCHELLy (80) 2007-06-07 15:51
very nice composition
ptak (26) 2007-06-07 15:55
I like the atmosphere on this photo. The girl and the tree are very sharp, but blurred water makes this picture poetic. She is thinking about something, she is taking her time.
Andre-H (1271) 2007-06-30 5:46
There is a solemn, meditative quality to the image. The trees frame the subject appropriately, and the tones on the water are very attractive.
diverjohn (544) 2007-06-30 5:58
the colourful child bordered by cherry blossoms in front of a neutral-hued background with a diagonal handrailing looks great to me.
Dyerco (10185) 2007-10-18 20:47
Excellent shot that tells a story. The girl is well placed and the yellow shirt makes her stand out amongst the georgous blossoms.
Framboisilla (5277) 2007-10-19 12:41
A beautiful shot of this little girl in a bucolic place.
Sado (52) 2008-06-16 11:08
Curious picture. The colours are nicely toned; no oversaturation, which is what I'd prefer normally with sakura related pictures, but with this picture, the girl would stand out too much. Nice natural capture, love it!