This photograph is taken at Soga Station which is the transfer station, as I go to Mobara Station in Sotobō Line from Keiyo Line. Three routes of Sotobō Line, Uchibō Line, and Keiyō Line of the route of JR East Japan are extended into this station. The distance from this station to Tokyo Station are 43 km. For the reason, the commuters and students who go to the metropolitan area or the outskirts of Chiba are using this station. On the other hand, this area is a town which a big iron mill is located in local businesses, and has the special feature of a company town. This photograph is taken the spectacle in which the train of Uchibō Line going towards Kisarazu drection takes down passengers, and goes to the next station. After the war, the motorization progressed under governmental industrial policy, and the automotive society was established in Japan. On the other hand, district routes which do not turn a profit by privatization and divisionpartition of JR were abolished or reduced. Now, the routes turning a profit may be only a transportation network of the metropolitan area or a metropolis, and Shinkansen. It is the same as today's situation in which residents go shopping to the supermarket in the suburbs by car, and the local store is on the decline. I can see distortion in which Japanese society has pursued only economic effectuation after the war in here. The train went past, and I saw the signboard of private residential home at the side opposite to a platform. It is the person-oriented advertisement which hope to move into home in this suburban city.
Advertisement signboard of private residential home: workshops
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pajaran (54169) 2013-10-01 6:15
Interesantan i dobar tekst, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na stanicu i devojku ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici.
An interesting and good text with the given data ...
Nice view of the station and the girl ...
A good time recording, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good work with a lovely photograph of the workshop.
A beautiful moment.
All the best.
point-blank (156) 2013-10-01 6:22
A lone person on platform is very interesting subject. And the train and platform provide very nice framing. Great capture. :)
lousat (81124) 2013-10-01 6:27
HI Mikio,the perspective is really beautiful,i like the great 3D effect create by the girl and the train,the best exposure and details,original and fine work! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
SnapRJW (31625) 2013-10-01 9:30
Hello Mikio - You have used your FL and DOF very well here and achieved a good feel for distance through the soft blurring of the background. The schoolgirl is well placed in the frame and benefits from the light spilling across her face and uniform. I like the connection created by the the guard on the train and the girl; it creates a good line of tension in the shot. TFS a fascinating piece of work. Warmm regards Rosemary
goodwill (4224) 2013-10-01 11:40
A million smiles for this photograph.
This speaks for itself.
The way you have juxtaposed the girl with the train and held the conductor or the commuter far enough speaks volumes of your great abilities.
The shot is about sharp focus, the details of the station viz the u turn at 120, and above all the positioning of the subjects.
One of the rare......flawless shots on Trek Earth.
After all it pays to be a Japanese.
Salutes from India,
pyffepa (625) 2013-10-01 12:01
I like very much your picture.
I like the perspective of the train distracted by the shape of the controller.
The young girl gives live and ambiance to your so sharpen photograph.good picture.
holmertz (43747) 2013-10-01 12:30
This is a lovely photo of the kind that I enjoy most among those in your gallery, simple shots of ordinary life away from the centre of the city. It is a very well composed photo where th windows and doors of the train have created a fine pattern of tightly packed vertical lines. I like the line of red lamps over the doors and the passenger, or maybe ticket-collector, looking back towards the platform. The girl in her school uniform makes a perfect complement to the composition.
mesutilgim (88194) 2013-10-01 12:53
Very nice capture with perfect chosen pov and timing.
The portrait format fits well to the scenery.
Many interesting notes makes your entry a perfect TE entry.
TFS and best regards
tatadalou (6749) 2013-10-01 13:19
Nice capture. I like the perspective given by the train and the platform. The schoolgirl is well placed in the framing. The guard in the train adds a funny touch to the pic. Picture caught at the right moment !
ikeharel (61491) 2013-10-02 0:41
Good DOF collected with the train in fine foacl on.
The girl disembarked from the train stride along and have a serious face expression.
Nice taken on the platform, good clear image.
Kofman (2360) 2013-10-02 1:48
la photo est très bien construite; une jeune écolière juste à côté du train. Une image de la vie urbaine du Japon. J'aime beaucoup.
jhm (142884) 2013-10-02 2:39
The schoolgirl is well placed in the framing is also the real eye catcher on these picture.
Lovely perspective image, with pleasant colours too.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Wanda1 (15000) 2013-10-02 7:35
A great urban scene you have captured here! The light shining on the girl and reflecting off the metal of the train really adds a lot to the image. You have a nice balance in your composition between her and the train and the amount of space that they occupy. I also like the small details in the surroundings, such as the local signs and the man peering out from the train.
abmdsudi (45704) 2013-10-02 9:35
I especially love the dof and the way the repeated vertical lines of the train and the curvy pavement recede towards the corner while focal of interest holds on the striding girl. Great comp and shooting point and wonderful catch light on the fig and the play of shadows. You did well with exposure, tonal contrast nicely treated and dynamic.
Well done, Congrats
mirosu (15126) 2013-10-02 19:57
Excellent snapshot from railway station. Nicely composed with the school girl walking along the leaving train and the train supervisor watching her. You have captured the girl face in excellent light.
Nice composition, well done.
Hanssie (10441) 2013-10-05 1:30
I don't like people in a picture only when they are useful and here the girl is, she's an amazing combination with the train, great photo ! !
mcmtanyel (15607) 2013-10-05 18:23
You have outdone yourself! This is just outstanding! I love the blurred far field, I love the sharpness of the near field, the perspective of the train, the inclusion of the conductor, it all adds up to a National Geographic moment!
adores (39908) 2013-10-13 16:49
A very good shot, with good focus, light and composition. I like the pose of the girl walking beside the train and the sun light showing her face. A good daily scene, with very good details.
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-29
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Pentax K10 D, Pentax DA 50-200 f4-5.6 ED
- Exposure: f/6.7, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-01 6:02
- Favorites: 1 [view]