This photograph is taken in Nagano city in Nagano Prefecture in the New Year of three years ago. Nagano is famous for the central city in northern Nagano as a temple town in Zenkō-ji. Moreover, it is the city in which the Winter Olympics and the Paralympics were held in 1998 and which had the main hall. The population has about 380,000 people. It is located in a basin, since Nagano is climate peculiar to a basin which its difference of temperature is acute. And, it is hot in summer and cold in winter. This photograph is taken from the low-level floor of a hotel through a window about 8:00 of a morning. It was snowing from the morning in that day. When I was watching the narrow passage which branched off from the main street, the person who put the red umbrella was walking. She slides on a snowy road after a while, and has fallen over. Probably, a leg will be taken by the frozen snow. It was crowded with the private houses covered to snow beyond the winding road.
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lousat (91430) 2013-12-02 4:00
Hi Mikio,great idea this bookmark format to show us this perspective,a great memory of the winter 2010 taken whit very special details,excellent exposure of the gray light too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
ikeharel (71475) 2013-12-02 4:09
What an unpleasent moment, Mikio, but well spotted the misfortunate moment.
Fine view of a sanow street, but a very dangerous and tricky surface.
rbassin (22825) 2013-12-02 4:10
une superbe photo dans un format intéressant,c'est bien présenté.
très bel effet de la neige sur la rue et les environs.
jhm (152982) 2013-12-02 4:29
These big but narrow picture gives a very well view about this snowy landscape.
I can enjoy of these picture.
Nice depth and perspective picture.
Very well composition, good presentation too. TFS.
pajaran (60673) 2013-12-02 4:43
Kod mene je -13, 43. sati.
Interesantan tekst o gradu ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazan deo grada pokriven snegom.
Dobar rad, lepa fotografija i secanje, lep vertikalni format.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
For me, -13, 43 hours.
An interesting article on the town ...
Good composition and perspective, nicely shown part of the city is covered with snow.
Good work, beautiful photos and memories, beautiful vertical format.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
mirosu (16227) 2013-12-02 4:45
This is one of your best. The arrangement in long vertical format is excellent, light and color balance perfect. Superb high angle viewpoint. Well done.
photoray (13981) 2013-12-02 5:30
Eye catching long vertical snow scene, appearing like a pen and ink drawing rather than a photograph.
And the floating snow makes for a mesmerizing view.
KristinsCamera (2384) 2013-12-02 6:50
I, too, like the bookmark framing for this shot ~ the photograph reads like a vertical story, and if you start at the top, as I did, then you hit the payoff at the bottom with the pink umbrella and the fallen lady. A quiet and poetic look at a snowy day in a crowded neighborhood with only one person out and about. The few touches of color add to the charm and intrigue of this composition. Very nice :)
holmertz (52804) 2013-12-02 9:02
This is a great photo, one of your best. It was no fun for the lady to slip and fall, but you did very well to capture her, and her colourful umbrella, in the lower part of the composition. The snow covers the ground and the roofs very nicely and the area of small houses looks very pleasant. Your tight, vertical cropping and the small buildings makes this photo remind me of a traditional Japanese painting. It is very well done.
fabbs99 (17167) 2013-12-02 20:53
Nice view of the snowy lane.The fresh snow boosts the special atmosphere. Well done. TFS.
mcmtanyel (22706) 2013-12-02 21:27
Poor lady, I hope she did not break or sprain anything. The view is lovely but i cannot get over the poor fallen lady.
daddo (26790) 2013-12-03 4:20
Hi dear Mikio. Like a Japanese scroll painting. Of course it would have been more cheerful if the woman was walking and the umbrella was above her head and even better if the were a few more people with umbrellas, but in real life people do slip and fall. Lovely snow falling and settling on the power lines, roofs,branches of trees, creating a charming atmosphere. Great POV. Regards. Klaudio.
abmdsudi (54101) 2013-12-03 5:50
A fine depiction of deep snowy winter scene in the unfavorable bleak weather. It's so well composed in bookmark format displaying the reality in true colours so well detailed and great depth. This adds to the greyish atmosphere in the surrounding with excellent bits of bright colours to add some interest.
batalay (38821) 2013-12-07 13:15
With a vertical format, this is a very effective photo from Nagano. I remember the Winter Olympics held there some years ago. The photo reveals the unfortunate spill a woman taken, which adds to the drama of the photo shot early in the morning.
Warm regards, Mikio San,
mesutilgim (95260) 2013-12-08 2:42
Very nice "wintery" bookmark from Nagano !
Good layout and of course a "bonus" with the victim of icy road at bottom part.
TFS and have a nice weekend
CLODO (34218) 2013-12-08 4:22
Superb bookmark on winter theme, taken at the decisive moment, when the lady has fallen.
gus72 (3719) 2013-12-08 21:43
Hi Mikio !!
like other TE members I thing that this is one of your better photos...... personally I do not think that the fallen lady add that much interest to the image..... it is everything else that is outstanding !!!
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-01-03
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K10 D, Pentax DA 50-200 f4-5.6 ED
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-02 3:53