Nearly everything that makes Tokyo interesting rubs elbows in Shinjuku; high-end department stores, giant video-screens, stand-up noodle bars, tucked away shrines, highest concentration of skyscrapers and... lots of neons.
That’s why I’ve decided to use them as a background for this taxi sign that seems to fit just right among other lights.
P.S.: I’ve made a workshop since the colours seem dull once posted on this site... Still learning how to manage my images for the web...
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ryno (6865) 2006-05-03 3:25
Great shot, Andre! A riot of color and shapes. Congratulations on seeing the possibilities inherent in this image. It must've been quite a difficult shot, but you've clearly succeeded here.
axiotea (21651) 2006-05-03 3:31
Hi Andre, very good effects you have caught.. excellent use of DOF which isolates the taxi sign and leaves the BG lights blurred...
TFS..All the best..
edonato (253) 2006-05-03 3:31
Lovely composition of colors and shapes ! Well chosen DOF and great exposure. Reminds of my several visits to Shinjuku.
fabio_ts (13696) 2006-05-03 3:44
Excellent picture Andre, so graphical and so well composed, lights effect are great, beautiful work, compliments!!
have a nice day,
startacked (1355) 2006-05-03 3:52
Nice, all these out of focus colors surrounding the sign. The antenna and sign are very sharp. The reflection fills the bottom of the frame. TFS, Gilbert
jjcordier (79297) 2006-05-03 4:06
Très belle image, très colorée. Tu as parfaitement su utiliser les possibilités du zoom pour obtenir ces ronds de lumière qui agrémentent très joliment le fond. Très réussi, Andre
PixelTerror (0) 2006-05-03 4:31
Tiens tu fais aussi dans le bokeh made in Japan aujourd'hui...
Superbe et lumineux a mon gout, ou comment transformer un signe "Taxi" an arbre de Noel, ca en devient feerique avec toutes ces touches lumineuses d'arriere plan, j'aime beaucoup !
SoupDragon (652) 2006-05-03 6:10
Great idea and very well executed. The colours really do look fantastic. I'm always envious of people who can hold the camera still at such exposures.
zig (2456) 2006-05-03 8:13
Hi Andre, Very beautiful photo.
This shot makes me even thing that this country must be full of beautiful stuffs, heh, anyway this is good idea for a taxi sign.
PeterDF (421) 2006-05-03 10:16
Very cool photo...so crisp and clear...and it's almost like a Christmas decoration on top of the vehicle. Very interesting photo...also like the little neon signs reflection on the car hood, too!
Klapaucius (627) 2006-05-03 12:37
It looks like the old cover of the Lonely Planet guide to Tokyo. Very professional looking photo.
Excellent definition, and the way the background lights have been blurred into large circles is beautiful.
Great range of colour.
Very good composition, and well framed. Could be a little tiny bit straighter, though, just a little rotation to the right.
humanist (695) 2006-05-03 13:26
I may not know much about photography, but I know what I like - and this is it. What amazing colours!
clarita (654) 2006-05-03 14:05
i must say the lites in the backdrop caught my eye on this photo.
i love the bright, colorful nite lites.
the focused image is nice and sharp as well.
thx for posting.
CaptainJack (0) 2006-05-03 15:22
Hello Andre, Love the play between the in-focus taxi signage and the surrounding neon lights - such a great way to emphasize the never sleeping town that is Shinjuku.
nwoehnl (122) 2006-05-03 15:27
Very nice one, Andre. The pyramid-shaped taxi sign and its reflection on the car's roof make a fine compositional anchor, and the array of colorful lights, shown in perfect shallow DOF, make a most pleasing surrounding. Beautiful work. I thought that even on the original the colors weren't bad but indeed they pop even more in the WS version. Good job.
talikf (1290) 2006-05-03 16:05
Hi Andre, nice compo and dof here. I especially like the background with all those colorful spots. Well captured! Tali
IvarsU (2505) 2006-05-04 3:46
Amazing picture... Creative and colorfull poster!!!
Thanks for sharing!
Olrik (1645) 2006-05-04 11:11
Une image très "Taxi Driver", à la différence qu'on est ici à Tokyo pas à New York. Exit donc l'humidité et l'atmosphère poisseuse. Place aux couleurs vives et à l'électricité.
Photo très originale dans sa composition. La netteté est assez stupéfiante (notamment les reflets sur la carrosserie).
nelly (360) 2006-05-05 1:33
This is a very cleverly found subject and the image quality is outstanding. An excellent example of urban photography with rich and clear colors.
Robbi-chan (2) 2006-05-05 16:01
Nice enough points for such a nice shot! Omedetou! sugoi!
Luan (12971) 2006-05-09 9:12
c'est fantastique ces lumieres, on se croirait sur timesquare un soir de noel, c'est tres artisitque comme image et elle est drolement nette pour du 1/15...ah je comprends mieux, je n'avais pas vu le IS sur ton caillou ;o)...en tous cas elle est bien plaisante a regarder.
zeca (19762) 2006-05-09 23:31
Very well done, Andre! What a nice idea! The exposition is very well controlled and the colours are wonderful! I also liked the contrast from the focused to the unfocused. Very interesting picture. Congrats!
All the best!
free_fly (41) 2006-05-10 16:16
congratulations... if need to say something about this photo with one word , "great".
thank you for sharing with us
pastadog (13111) 2006-05-16 2:14
Hi Andre - lovely idea, most successful shot! I like the way these little colorful circles represent the big city. Amazing, thanks for sharing! Regards, Daniel
capthaddock (28790) 2006-05-19 16:29
Hi Andre - very colourful and creative, fantastic idea that would have surely escaped me had I been there.
saigon (6443) 2006-05-20 8:30
fantastique bokeh sur cette photo!
hizbul (171) 2006-05-24 4:19
Hi Andre, I really love this pic, nice mood and compositions
cookorpheus (0) 2006-05-24 13:30
cette photo attire l'oeil, les couleurs sont la... rien a redire
s10001in (0) 2006-06-08 10:28
Missed to see this shot.
Very intresting. Great subject/.
Charcter says "Tokyo Musen" means tokyo wireless.
Really great shot with wonderful bokeh.
Very well done. TFS,
Pictures_Collec (389) 2006-08-24 4:14
Je viens de voir ton taxi de NYC dont le commentaire nous renvoyait sur cette image. Bravo, superbe également. C'est une très bonne idée que de photographier les taxis et les lumières de la ville de la sorte. Très original.
A quand l'inde et l'Afrique ? ;o)
Merci pour le partage.
flydragon (0) 2006-08-26 19:28
like the other
again very well seen
a great serie
i would love see some picture like this
printed big on a white wall
alana (2625) 2006-08-26 23:18
Brilliant idea, colors, a combination of sharp and blur details, a play of lights, vertical frame and graphic interpretation... Great shot indeed
moxon (78) 2006-08-29 10:07
Now that's bokeh! Terrific shot, well seen and very well captured.
ALSOM (6616) 2006-09-05 9:46
C'est une très jolie idée de composition.
Cela ma fait penser à une fête avec les chateaux pointus et les cotillons et confetti avec ces poinst lumineux dans le bokeh ..
merci, Alain -
bethel (359) 2007-01-07 19:04
You've got some really impressive photographs, but this one, in particular stands out to me. Beautiful lights and the colours are amazing. I'm adding this to my favourites..
MLINES (12516) 2007-03-14 20:36
Hi Andre. Beautifully sharp and well cropped photograph for TE. Excellent creativity. TFS. Murray.
mkantas (318) 2007-05-29 3:32
I like it, DOF is perfect
toto (0) 2007-05-29 3:38
Belle photo, bel effet, beau reflet,les petits éclairages pas très nets donne un plus a votre photo. Amitiés Thomas
claire526 (1267) 2008-02-01 0:10
Taxi cone? I love your taxi series, you have a great gallery. Lovely colors, focus and composition here.
lelson (0) 2008-02-23 12:28
Another time i like your idea. Why you don't make a series? could be interesting, do you think?
krgrafika (26) 2009-11-24 13:52
I imagine Tokyo as a bokeh kingdom, but I cannot find the matching photos. Yours is a matching one, great one. Maybe I would only crop the car roof. But still, I like it very much.
kasianowak (8885) 2014-06-07 0:47
Amazing image which shows your creativity and an eye for interesting detail. Indeed, you captured the atmosphere of Shinjuku very well. I just love the bokeh in the background.
I have a similar problem with colours on TE, especially red.
- Copyright: Andre Roberge (InasiaJones) (31566)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-10-23
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/15 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Taxis, Taxis of the world, InasiaJones taxis, Kasia's Favourites 5 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-05-03 3:20
- Favorites: 5 [view]