This photograph is taken toward the platform of Yotsuya Station in Sobu-Chūō Line from the bridge of the station in February, last year. Yotsuya Station is the junction station which two companies, JR East Japan and Tokyo Metro, have ridden in. I has memorized that the circumference was a still gloomy cold day near early morning 6:30. The passengerd who are waiting for the train of the direction of Shinjuku was standing on the platform of a station expressionlessly at the fixed interval. It seems to be the spectacle in which salaried workers go to attend the office. Since the time was still early, the platform of the station was made leisurely. The yellow mark of step cautions was written at the tip of a platform with the Kanji. The vending machine of soft drink is always installed in the platform of the railroad station in Japan so that it can see the upper side of a photograph. The range of a price is 120-150 yen/can. In the booth in a vending machine, drinks is divided into cold and hot. By the way, These days, if I go out, I will notice many people doing the mask. I do not know whether it is a measure against pollen, and for it to be cold prevention.
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pajaran (64374) 2014-03-04 9:29
Intaresantan i dobar tekst o platformi, sa opisom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazana platforma na stanici, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
An interesting and good article on the platform, with a description ...
Good time recording, sharpness and contrast nicely shown on the station platform, beautiful colors.
Good composition, well captured moment.
All the best.
batalay (39911) 2014-03-04 9:58
Hello Mikio San,
I like very much the vantage point that reveals so much of the slice of daily life — a train terminal with passengers waiting on a cold February day and the face mask seen more and more in Japan and Korea, and finally your very interesting commentary. Thank you for the package of photo and note,
jemaflor (101273) 2014-03-04 12:47
original angle and interesting result with these diagonal through the photos, good idea, well made.
lousat (95838) 2014-03-04 15:04
Hi Mikio,a diagonal perspective truly beautiful,i like this way to take this daily life moment with the hidden faces,abolsutely original and very well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
danos (101766) 2014-03-04 23:26
nice the view of this well chosen POV from this section of the train station,with the waiting passangers to are waiting for the coming train,adding life in the scene.I like the creative perspective as the light management of the scene.
mirosu (16273) 2014-03-05 4:41
Excellent diagonal arrangement, superb viewpoint.
I like it.
Very well done.
photoray (13981) 2014-03-05 7:40
Your image of Yotsuya Station caught my attention, because it is very similar to our California rail stations. I worked on planning, design, construction, and maintenance of passenger rail stations for the California Department of Transportation.
I recognize the yellow warning strip required here, the shelter to help protect passengers from the weather, and a place to sit, etc.
It was a challenging yet fun career for me and it included my writing California's Passenger Station Design manual.
Thanks for sharing,
fabbs99 (17175) 2014-03-05 18:14
The masked men of Tokyo look good in their suits.But it seems they have a very mechanical life.Modern man is slowly becoming a robot,just like the men in your shot.TFS.
ikeharel (76075) 2014-03-06 7:16
What amazed me the most on this picture, is the exact measured distance people stood from each other waiting for the train, Mikio.
This is a nice idea, to watch people on the tracks, each probably doing something else while time passes.
Nice taken, good clear details.
abmdsudi (57160) 2014-03-06 9:39
I love what you have visualised from the elevated viewpoint and the title helps to illustrated this shot with lovely graphic effect. An image filled with repeated diagonal lines, shapes, patterns and vivid colour and the figures render the stark contrast. Wonderfully observed and captured. Nicely done, Tfs
siudzi (34141) 2014-03-09 3:28
I like this street life scene. The diagonal composition was a cool and smart idea here and the achieved result is simply eye catching. Well observed from a high POV made it attractive and original. TFS!
mcmtanyel (26916) 2014-03-17 18:12
Interesting composition showing these passengers standing at regular intervals. Nicely captured and rendered.
- Copyright: mikio kato (kato) (11630)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-20
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K10 D, Pentax DA 50-200 f4-5.6 ED
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/45 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-04 8:35