I went to Kisakata in Akita Prefecture by night train Bus for Honjō, Akita from Tokyo Station on that day. It is the Bus trip for about 8 hours. There is the Kisakata seashore in which the large herds of the seagull gather. I was the purpose going to see it in this time. Although it was the end of the month in October, seagulls were flying to the seashore. That was northern area when eyes awoke out of sleep. It had been past a little 5:00 in the morning. I got down this bus at the Kisakata station front of JR. It was still dark in the surrounding. After resting for a while on the bench of the station, I went to the seashore on foot. To the street, nobody is walking at this time. So, it seems that the town itself is sleeping deeply. Heavy clouds had covered in the sky. I walked slowly toward the seashore. The store and private houses which faced the street are a very common building. It was after it rains, and the street got wet and the puddle was made in some places. In the seashore, many seagulls were forming the group. It was carrying out coming-and-going movement in sands and rocks. Seemingly it is the sea of northern area and a wave is violent. The weather changed quickly, it beginning to rain from cloudy weather, or clearing up suddenly. After I saw the seagull on the seashore for about 1 hour, I returned to the station, rode on the train, and went to Akita Station.
The seagull on the seashore: workshops
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pajaran (48997) 2013-09-21 6:52
Interesaantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled ujutru ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i jutarnja atmosvera.
Lepa fotografija u radionici sa pticama na plazi.
An interesting and good text ...
Nice view in the morning ...
A good time recording, contrast and perspective.
Good work, nice place and shown atmosvera morning.
Beautiful pictures in the workshop with the birds on the beach.
All the best.
fabbs99 (16115) 2013-09-21 9:49
Lovely morning view of the empty street.I like the clean view of the place in monochrome.Good sharpness and excellent exposure.Very well done.TFS.
macjake (52982) 2013-09-21 9:54
Great narrative note, I felt as if I was reading a novel.
I too do this, sometimes get up super early and take in the sleeping city or town - the atmosphere can be rather strange as the city seems dead or empty! very strange, but enjoyable too.
and thats the same atmosphere you have captured here.
interesting to see the town like this. excellent idea.
ikeharel (53101) 2013-09-22 0:38
morning mist prevailes, yet managed a fine DOF through the length of road.
Fine clear view on details, well distinguish the dark parts and lightened parts.
mcmtanyel (10935) 2013-09-22 20:06
I like the perspective in this photo. I also like the ordinary subject matter. As i was looking at this, I wondered to myself how it would look in B&W. So, I tried it. I will upload it to the WS as an alternate interpretation, not necessarily better or worse.
abmdsudi (40258) 2013-09-23 8:34
I think you have captured that special ambient in this early silent morning when the usual lively street is still asleep, the grey tones, the angle warm light and the touch of heavy clouds work really well together. Effect of on the wet road is great too while the white zebra lines steal the show nicely A shot with clear definition under this difficult circumstances imho, but you have done it well to suit the mood very well. Nicely done, Congrats.
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-10-21
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon IXY DIGITAL 900 IS
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-21 5:29