It was a year ago I was off to the Philippines. I had a stopover in Narita Airport in Tokyo. That's where I took this photo. It's sat untouched in my computer for months. Nostalgia brought me back to it.
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danielswalsh (13599) 2006-02-16 1:48
ALmost feels like I'm looking at a 6:49 drawing Alex. Look at all those numbers.
Yes I know the feeling. You get bored on those long flights, and sitting in the airport- you find yourself willing to take photos of almost anything! (Hence my shot "You missed a spot" from Narita.
You chose a good angle on this one... makes it more interesting then the usual horizontal. Interesting levels as well.... almost like the cars are glow in the dark.
(P.S.- doing well thanks, keeping busy with work. Haven't been back to Canuck land since July- desperately looking forward to my next trip in August! How you been doing? Going to be in TO for long? Maybe back to BC or the Philipines?)
Miks (1717) 2006-02-16 1:51
Weird angle, conversely pointing arrows, movement vs still-life, great greyscale and truckloads of random numbers. Woooo-ha! THANKS FOR SHARING!
dolin (15619) 2006-02-16 2:51
Excellente idée de compo...j'aime bien le côté graphique de l'image.
Le n/b est judicieux et je trouve le vignettage intéressant.
Du dynamisme avec ce tilt et les 2 flèches au sol.
Cadrage bien pensé avec ces véhicules qui encadrent la route.
Furachan (0) 2006-02-16 3:40
Hi Alex! I like the graphism here, the highly unusual, idiosyncratic view of the famous airport, the way the lines work, and the whole thing bathed in your nostalgia. Terrific B/W work. This should get a lot of recognition...
lewiz (1297) 2006-02-16 6:49
Cool shot... I love the contrast and moody feel. I thought at first maybe this was one of jinju's. Very graphic and the numbers are cool too!
MKING (3054) 2006-02-16 10:33
Now this is a neat visual feast, no doubt sings much about the efficiency and organisation of Japan's transportation infrastructure (and contrasts neatly with the casual feel of airport operations at some other airports).
Everyone and everything is just a number these days, I actually feel a little relieved now and then when things get disorganised-- returns that sense of humanity I find hard to see these days.
SoupDragon (652) 2006-02-16 10:33
Fantastically powerful image. Has a kind of big brother feel with all those numbers.
B&W choice is spot on. And those arrows!
kensimage (8565) 2006-02-16 11:53
The impersonal, mechanized feel of an airport is well captured here, Alex, thanks to your great framing. The relatively high contrast accentuates it. It takes a great eye to find good shots in an airport, so you are to be congratulated! Here goes: congratulations! Regards, Ken.
Ebbe (9617) 2006-02-16 16:09
Strong diagonal compo thanks to the tilt. Fine repetitions of shapes and numbers. A well timed vehicle passing by. And I really like the dark B&W in this.
mlopes (494) 2006-02-17 16:11
C'mon.... only 16 pts on this one... wow i really like this :) very well seen... very well done... the winner? car 200 to me :P
erthmuffin (1551) 2006-02-23 20:16
great angle! great tones! well seen, way to make something so ordinary so interesting!
tongapup (0) 2006-02-27 12:42
I haven't been TEing lately (as you've probly noticed) but I checked today and saw you'd dropped by. Good to see you back. This one's pretty classically RCG. Nice... love the idea that everything in the frame is numbered. Of course, strong graphics too.
I'm trying to feel inspired by Toronto but it's hard work!
flydragon (0) 2006-03-05 13:11
long time not see ;o)
love this pics also your strong black and white here
very well seen Alex
mrbialy (2568) 2006-03-25 10:21
World after another war. Like from science-fiction mood, athmospherick and strange. lots of numbers and I feel like in the desert. Very good image with excelent tilt and idea.
worldcitizen (8698) 2006-08-21 21:37
I have been to Japan and Narita twice, and this photo certainly portrays the extreme organization there. I really like the use of the vehicles, and especially the numbers on them. The diagonal angle is great, and the arrows on the road contrast well with the vehicles facing the opposite direction. Original composition and framing that looks great in B/W.
yanseiler (20) 2006-08-29 3:17
Hi Alex, a nice graphical shot, all those numbers, the arrows and this motion blur are great, because of the way our eyes prefer to read, I wonder if this would be more powerful having the road starting at the upper left corner and finishing in the bottom right corner... The strong BW is lovely...
ricard (653) 2009-02-13 8:06
Excellent composition, keeping the diagonal. Fantastically powerful image. Numbers and vectors, this is a nice mathematical picture.
- Copyright: alex felipe (RandomCameraGuy) (3071)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2005-02-07
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Canon 20D, 18-55mm/f3.5-5.6
- Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Outdoor Type II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-02-16 1:25
- Favorites: 1 [view]