Otaru Canal is the waterway which reclaimed land from the offing and was made between land. It is called a reclamation type canal. It completed in 1923. The spread ship which put the cargo from the vessel which anchored at sea was moored, and it was used for landing of cargo. Since trade with Karafuto of Russia was lost after the war, it went out of use quickly also as a base of a physical distribution. In the both banks of a canal, the profound warehouse group built with brick stands in a row, and it can bear old days. Now, the inside of a warehouse other than the role of an original warehouse is remodeled, and it is a restaurants, the general dealers and the souvenir shops. Otaru is the port town which faced the Ishikari bay and prospered as a center of the Hokkaido economy. And, the Otaru harbor has developed as a vestibule leading to the outside of the Hokkaido exploitation. In old times, it prospered by transportation out of the way of the coal produced in the Ishikari district, trade with Russia, and Herring fishery. However, although modern architecture is seen across the street and serves as tourist attractions now, from a peak hour population decreases by no less than 35%, and is in a decline tendency. Although it entered in April, snow remained in in the city or a mountain.
Otaru port: workshops
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mirosu (12676) 2012-04-30 6:22
Fascinating combination of older houses with water and you have captured and presented it in such stylistic very nice fashion. Really love this one.
dta (63470) 2012-04-30 8:32
Hello Mikio ,
Despite of the poor light (a little similar to my today's post) , this is a fine capture of these houses and their refelections in the canal . The composition is excellent , with the lamp at left . I like the greyish tonalities , too .
JanH (864) 2012-04-30 11:31
Good composition and well balanced picture.
Nice reflections and I like the depth and the curve of the canal. Cool winter atmosphere, maybe because of the mainly grey colours and the snow.
danos (83575) 2012-04-30 12:00
nice the view of the canal with side waterhouses to creates depth and perspective in the image.I like the well chosen POV with the glance to lead-in the eye on the far Mts.
jhm (135780) 2012-05-02 2:17
You chose a very well angle this gives depth and perspective.
Also the double lantern care for a good eye catcher.
Very high quality and sharpness picture.
Composition and presentation are pleasant. TFS.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-05-02 5:20
The composition skillfully uses the curve of the canal, the facades of warehouses, and the lamppost. Reflection, light, sharpness and depth are excellent. It's nice to read this helpful note. Bravo.
Have a nice day
sacimar (25975) 2012-05-03 6:42
this is an interesting place, it looks a peaceful one, the point of view is well chosen, the reflection is also a good detail,
berek (34225) 2012-05-03 10:02
i really like reflektions. good idea and great result. greetings.
abmdsudi (40174) 2012-05-04 7:53
Good pov and perspective well spotted and taken in soft difuse lighting in limited color pallate, a resonably good reflections. Love all those little glimpses, visualing the complete picture together. The lamp post and meandering canal and warehouses lead the eyes into the distant superbly.Fine works, Congrats
ikeharel (53025) 2013-06-21 7:24
Techniaclly an immaculate photo, Mikio: there is fine sharpness and light granted wonderful reflection.
DOF along the canal collected superbly, and the lamp-post on left filled pic. space over sky's.
Have a nice weekend,
gus72 (3719) 2013-08-10 18:10
HI Mikio !!
a very simple view but a magnificent composition. the water canal dominates the image....it guides the eyes from one corner to the other. Nice detail of the light post.
Well taken and presented. Good work.
have a nice week.
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-11
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon IXY DIGITAL 600
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-30 5:51
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