This is my 100th shot from Japan and it is from the beginning of my stay there. I went backwards as I didn't want to omit this shot.
I thought I had somehow lost this image as it wasn't transferred from my memory card into my documents file from which I select my photos for Photoshop. I went searching for this one and a few of its brethren that were also missing. I found then inside the memory card and I am puzzled why six photos were not transferred with hundreds of others into my documents.
Anyway, here it is- a small township by the shores of Lake Chuzenji nestling between the mountain and the lake.
One of my earliest shots in which the exposure time stretched to 15 seconds, something I don't achieve often as I usually do not carry a tripod and normally depend on some structure to offer support for the camera.
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ManuMay (36295) 2011-02-14 4:40
Amazing light management!!
Very good composition and colours thanks to your light management and exposure time...a wonderful effect and amazing view...Congratulations...very good realization!!
Have a nice day...
Guenther (10915) 2011-02-14 4:49
what a splendid composition! This was really worth the searching and is appropriate for your jubilee!
The light and the colours are gorgeous, the perspective effect of the poles gives a lot of depth to the image and is very appealing... congratulations!
francio64 (39888) 2011-02-14 5:06
bella pink hour dall'atmosfera molto rilassante.
Belle le luci che si riflettono sull'acqua.
La vista del pontile dà molta profondità alla scena.
Gradisco anche la luce calda sui paletti, mettendoli così in buona evidenza.
Sergiom (88249) 2011-02-14 5:57
Le regard suit automatiquement ce petit quai de bois vers l'horizon. Les couleurs sont magnifiques et les lumières de la ville donnent de belles teintes. Techniquement, c'est très réussi.
Wanda1 (15142) 2011-02-14 6:05
I like the wooden pier leading us in to the shot and to the purplish horizon from one angle and the light streaks from another. Your composition is well filled and I like the various colour hues.
yquem46 (38752) 2011-02-14 6:53
Very romantic mood in this night shot
I like the serenity of the place and the color contrast between the lights of the city and the warm red of the wooden pier
very well done
wolf38 (31296) 2011-02-14 7:08
Hello Klaudio. What is fascinating for a photo. Fine composition, very nice colors and a phenomenal light. It's been a lucky day for you to be able to photograph this scene. Compliment. Rgds, Wolfgang.
alabate (1197) 2011-02-14 7:45
Quelle surprenante et magnifique composition! La lumière du couchant donne à ce paysage un air irréel. Tout invite à aller au bout de ce ponton pour toucher l'horizon. Superbe.
kato (11630) 2011-02-14 22:37
Well composed, excellent tone, good perspective and tasteful image!
You catch this photograph from a good position, so there is pier/stakes that shines because of light at front side, slope in mountain and town in skirts of a mountain at right side and mountains with layers to the left of the lake and the side toward. And, it draws out a romantic mood that that the lake is thinly wrapped in light.
emka (106694) 2011-02-15 1:47
Beautiful photo from the lake Chuzenji. great view in the evening, I like the peaceful mood when all the tourists are already gone. Fantastic colours in the sunset light. I like the goleden pier very much. Haha, you had only hundreds of others photos? In my case there were thousands:))
anokutan (15097) 2011-02-15 4:33
I like the serenity of the place and the color contrast between the lights of the city.
timecapturer (49288) 2011-02-15 6:06
impressive POV that makes for a stunning shot. Love the warm colours especially on the wooden posts. Excellently controlled exposure and composition. A beautiful image, well done.
chewy_candy674 (471) 2011-02-15 8:27
very well composition with amazing color n lighting control. simply amazing. wonderful color of the dock.
s_lush (16602) 2011-02-15 13:02
This colorful blue-hour scene is a real eye-catcher. You have composed it with the great foreground having such a beautiful colors, strong perspective, and elegant lines and shapes. The lights at the lakeside and their optical reflections also are important compositional elements. The lake itself and the distant mountains under the fantastic sky complete the picture. Perfectly well done!
SteveH (6405) 2011-02-16 2:13
Hi Klaudio, this one I like a lot. Great evening colours emphasised by the light on the jetty and a peaceful feel. well done. cheers, steve
abmdsudi (57672) 2011-02-16 5:59
This is a very pleasant night shot. You've handled the exposure well and the excellent sky makes the shot much stronger. Good composition with appealing wooden jetty as principle feature providing a strong lead-in. Nice colour with mixed lightings and I don't think it's a problem with the color balance and we are used to orange sodium lighting so it looks natural to have the orange cast on the lower part of the frame. I guess you were at the right place and right time, the small clouds added a bit of drama to otherwise empty sky. The long exposure works well, it's quite a dramatic effect with lovely reflections and silky motion blur in the water. What I also like is the layers of mountain range in the BG, fading away gradually! just an icing on the cake. Lovely shot, congrats. Best regards, Salam
mayjayne (6914) 2011-02-17 6:54
I admire your light management in this shot, which makes the water seem so calm, and the hues in the sky fading behind the mountains. Best of all, I like the way you keep the wooden pier to the left of the picture, leaving space for the mountain to graduate up on the right, and the reflections of the water - all creating a graphical illusion in the shot.
ellelloo (6572) 2011-02-18 4:33
This is a beautiful and also interesting photo, which has a very relaxing atmosphere. The wooden peer with its poles gives depth and a fine perspective effect. Excellent control of exposure and lovely colours. My compliments!
Greetings from very cold Finland. We had -30°C at night, -16 °C now in the afternoon.
mozzy27 (2) 2011-02-21 0:57
Very impressive scene, brilliant colours, great reflections, superb sky and pin sharp. I like your framing too!
agjika (3177) 2011-02-24 14:57
This is very very nice. The colours are spectacular and the composition is just perfect. The head of dock points right in the middle of the narrowing ahead yet it is on the left of the photo with the wonderful light reflextions on the right.
Absolutely beautiful shot.
Thanks for sharing
FranckChaput (18) 2011-03-23 13:00
nice atmosphere and good composition
Robert1969 (7160) 2011-04-30 0:30
The great point of view and the great composition creates a lots calmness and a lots of depth in this picture.
Aslo the light is great, that creates a lots of details and makes the colors beautiful....My compliments.
zanskar (280) 2011-05-10 5:56
bravo pour ces belles couleurs de ce ponton. Quel ciel ! J'aime le cadrage à gauche pour le ponton, laissant une belle part à la ville illuminée.
gut31 (103) 2011-11-21 2:03
very nice colors, I love the composition and the color of the wood.
TaraVijoglavin (26) 2012-08-14 14:17
Such a peaceful place, I'm in heaven...
kasianowak (10419) 2016-07-30 11:05
This image was featured on the TE homepage today and how well-deserved. Amazing light and colours and the shapes of the jetty beams match the the reflections in the distance.
I have been to Australia! Not anywhere near to where you live (I won the trip in a photo competition and the focus of the prize was on WA).
- Copyright: Klaudio Branko Dadich (daddo) (27926)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-10-29
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/4, 15 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Unforgetable Japan
- Date Submitted: 2011-02-14 4:37
- Favorites: 1 [view]