‘Kyoto - Hozugawa River in Arashiyama’
Arashiyama is a district of Kyoto outside the city center in western direction.
It’s a place of outstanding natural beauty and takes a special place in the hearts of the Japanese.
The name means ‘Storm Mountain’.
Arashiyama is particularly popular in spring and autumn.
Despite the fact that this district is visited by many, also lots of unspoiled nature can be found there.
Its most famous landmark is the Togetsukyo Bridge (built during the Heian Period, 794-1185 and reconstructed in the 1930s).
I took this picture standing on the bridge overlooking the Hozugawa River with the pleasure boats and the forested mountainslopes in the background.
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emka (104302) 2014-06-26 22:59
Hello Paul, This is the view that I do not know. How could I miss such a beauty?? Marvelous view of the river with the nice boats (for rent?). I like this delicate mist in the upper part. Marvelous colours and and perfect sharpness.
Warm regrads MAlgo
Gigidusud (21247) 2014-06-26 23:34
Un angle de vue bien choisi pour nous présenter la rivière avec ces bateaux typiques en premier plan. Très jolies les teintes des arbres aussi. J'aime beaucoup!
jemaflor (101419) 2014-06-26 23:50
Une belle composition entre bateaux et végétation, bel équilibre avec ces différents éléments et bon effet de profondeur d'image avec la courbe du plan d'eau.
miumiu (6113) 2014-06-27 1:30
Very lovely place.
l like the splendid colours of the trees and the POV is superb.
The atmosphere is very calm and peaceful.
l like it!
lousat (95982) 2014-06-27 3:02
Hi Paul,magnificent composition along the river,with the typical local boats and the fresh colors of the trees in springtime,another interesting and perfect work from your magic chinese trip,i like it! Have a nice WE and thanks,Luciano
jhm (157976) 2014-06-27 3:30
U was op een zeer rustig moment op deze mooie plaats, met de boten als grootste aantrekkingspost.
De groene kleuren van de bomen zorgen voor een aangenaam contrast.
Ook de achtergrond van de foto vervolledigd de foto perfect.
Heel mooi gedaan , bedankt opnieuw.
Sergiom (86147) 2014-06-27 5:43
J'aimerais bien un jour, moi aussi aller visiter ce superbe pays, très sensible aux traditions millénaires qui font sa renommée ainsi que ces très beaux paysages, comme celui-ci.
ikeharel (76251) 2014-06-27 6:25
Good evening Paul,
Fine taken POV from the bridge down the river, wooden similar boats anchored in juxtaposition, and some people on smaller boat on mid-stream.
All in fine depth and clarity, green and orange tionesof the trees, made a beautriful sight.
holmertz (57483) 2014-06-27 8:40
The boats are very nicely lined up along the curving path, but the real treasure of this photo are the fabulous colours of the upper part. The slight haze contributes to the likeness to an impressionistic painting. I also enjoy watching the tourists going across the water in their rowing-boats.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-06-27 10:20
Hello Paul - The boats on the lake make an elegant feature in this attractive image. I can imagine traditionally dressed ladies sitting under the shade as the boatman rows them across the river. Despite the overcast sky this shot has loads of atmosphere and is well realised.
photoray (13981) 2014-06-28 7:11
Unusual and attractive pleasure boats, long narrow dual hulls with roof tops tied up along the Hozugawa River, with varied and dense forest hills background.
Thanks for sharing,
Fis2 (104070) 2014-06-28 13:50
Good evening Paul!
I like POV and colors.
macjake (71069) 2014-06-28 19:14
I like that you're showing us some different views in Japan, or at least they're different for me :)
you mentioned the words natural beauty, and I think thats exactly what you have here.
the green trees and leaves add some attractive colors too. nice shot
resat1972 (7576) 2014-06-29 5:53
spectacular river and surrounding area
PiotrF (21538) 2014-07-02 16:22
excellent photography of this beautiful,
interesting and unique place, very well composed and captured this beautiful image.
A very creative crop that emphasises the interesting features in the picture.
Nice scene, excellent clarity and fine details.
Very good and nice job perfectly done.
Royaldevon (41865) 2014-07-04 1:34
Storm Mountain sounds quite ominous but it has a great beauty, too!
The boats make an interesting focal point, creating a sense of perspective and producing a very natural, curved intro to the scene.
It all seems so very calm and tranquil. Is that the correct impression of this quite beautiful place?
Have a great day,
nikkitta (17068) 2014-07-06 12:52
Just read your answer to Bev, quite true ,running away from where turist stay, sometimes just meter and the place is empty for you
Like the capture , the composition , the colors and your POV from the bridge
Creative capture, regards
adramad (48472) 2014-07-08 7:59
A delicacy of composition, with those beautiful shades of color in the trees, the typical boats, put a curious note and treble in the environment, a place that invites you to relax and rest.
Very good brightness and sharpness, with beautiful colors.
Well seen and done better. I like it
Have a good day.
mesutilgim (96794) 2014-07-08 12:59
Very nice capture from Kyoto. Good layout and nice soft colors. Interesring notes.
TFS and best regards
mursaloglu (8682) 2014-07-08 15:35
I like this shot like painting with brilliant atmosphere and mood. your composition also is very beautiful.
COSTANTINO (68250) 2014-07-09 8:03
its a magnificent view alongside the river
fine pov taken from the bridge a real
place of uotstanding natural beauty
and takes a special place in the hearts
of the Japansese
have a nice time
fabbs99 (17175) 2014-07-09 23:07
Fantastic shot of the Hozugawa River in Arashiyama.Very well done.Keep sharing.
ChrisJ (117199) 2014-07-11 10:12
I've been to Kyoto a couple of times but this photo could easily convince me to go back for a third visit! Colorful with good saturation and nice reflections. Excellent repetition of the boats and the curved shoreline at left nicely leads the eye into the image. Tfs!
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-07-12 3:43
Paul, such a great souvenir from Arashiyama..if you would visit around April you would see all the cherry blossoms..by all means your picture is fantastic!!
berek (50506) 2014-07-15 11:07
wonderful atmosphere here. i love soft colors and your right composition.
npecanhuk (77017) 2014-08-10 9:22
Lovely and charming details!
Beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, black & white borders, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-08-10 15:39
Beautiful scene! In spite of all those boats the scene look very peaceful and relax. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
abmdsudi (57168) 2014-08-11 4:08
A picturesque river scene where the row of boats glue as strong focal. Love the way the curvy waterways actually leads onto whole depth stretching the view into the distant. There are lots of colorful elements to enjoy, strong on detail with charm about this place. Lighting is so good evenly exposed and the overall effect is very pleasing to the eye with wonderful touches of spring colours. Brilliant capture and well presented, TFS
danos (101882) 2014-08-13 1:07
nice the view as the presentation of this section of Hozugawa river with teh charmy and traditionals boats to are waiting for tourists to make some strolls in the its waters.I like the creative perspective as the beauty of the place.
swapankumarroy (2849) 2014-08-24 5:15
Very nicely exhibited a series of boats waiting for sailing and beautiful background of mountain with lush green. Lovely composition, POV and well color control.
MOST IMPRESSIVE VIEW,
with warm regards and thanks,
Angshu (56760) 2014-08-25 22:49
Those wooden pleasure boats look like a slightly bigger version of the punts in Oxford...they seem to have flat bottom.
I like the tinge of autumn tones and the layers of the mountain slopes in the BG..
Given the number of boats 'parked' on the bank, I would presume that this place is quite popular for the locals...
Well done shot!