I was not able to stop being attracted by red of umbrellas in front of the National Theatre of Japan, when going to Chidorigafuchi to look the state of flowering of cherry blossoms over beforehand.
Chose this composition finally to minimize the white sky, and to cut a confused part out of the bottom.
This red umbrella is called "Nodate gasa" well seen at an open-air tea ceremony. It means a umbrella for a open-air tea ceremony, not no date.
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trekks (14348) 2009-04-20 20:57
:) this makes me smile!
something that was on my mind for a long time but never looked for such umbrella and tried it
very well taken with such a striking color of red which is always a favorite color of the Chinese and Japanese during festivals and happy events
the circular shapes of the umbrellas and the radial black lines, very good for contrast and graphic impression
interesting wide view because I see the man at left has his face elongated from distortion, even the umbrella stick is distorted in diameter size
Good work and I like it
serp2000 (41410) 2009-04-20 20:59
Superb! Great work! Excellent composition, fine colours! My congratulations! Domo arigato!
danielswalsh (13599) 2009-04-20 21:02
Great shot Hisashi!
You really csaptured the umbrellas well. The wide angle lens on the 5D really makes this shot.
Sharp detail, unique POV- great colors, and good tonal levels.
Keep up the great work!
jovejupiter (234) 2009-04-20 21:09
Very nice Hisashi. The color pops, and the repetition of the umbrellas is cool. I think paints a nice picture of Japan. Well done.
ddupre2 (888) 2009-04-20 21:46
beau cadrage qui donne sa place à cette ombrelle fascinante en effet,
bostankorkulugu (42160) 2009-04-20 22:18
very eye-catching for sure... loved the way you hided the dull sky behind the umbrella, good pov and framing hisashi... all the best...
edouard_lauer (1247) 2009-04-20 22:51
i would have done the same thing like you if I would have seen those kind of umbrellas but I would'nt have chosen this POV. Not because it's not good, at the contrary, but because this fantastic idea would'nt have come in my mind.
Well done my friend,
PaulVDV (23417) 2009-04-20 22:59
The vivid red and the black lines (at the outside they're white) of the umbrellas form beautiful patterns, repeated several times over the picture.
The composition with the inside of the umbrella on the foreground is very good.
Best regards, Paul
John_F_Kennedy (43299) 2009-04-20 23:52
Excellent street scenery. Superb composition in deep colours. Impressive shot
vagabondtravels (6507) 2009-04-21 0:17
Really great colors you have found. Excellent comp using these umbreallas. Very sharp with good detail.
PixelTerror (0) 2009-04-21 0:25
A what a nice subject for a Canon guy ;-)
All this red makes the photo indeed eye catching starting from the thumbnail, and it's good you minimized that white sky.
Have a nice day JY
pauloog (11747) 2009-04-21 0:47
Well seen and well executed from a well choosen point of view. Great idea to have most of the photo covered by the underside of the umbrella. And the other ones are esqually well placed to make a wonderful composition.
sevy (15365) 2009-04-21 1:04
Nice composition using very well the red umbrella. Sometimes the white sky forces us to find new point of view to avoid this issue. It seems you succeeded well here. Even more with the full deep of field showing well the details on the first close umbrella.
mkamionka (31563) 2009-04-21 4:46
Fantastic original composition as usually.
delkoo (68) 2009-04-21 4:51
Great photo. Well composed with excellent depth and perspective and POV, red color is the winner in this one.
Aedorian (105) 2009-04-21 6:30
Very well-played wide angle distortion. Really nice and vidid RED. Again, very Japanese--with the nodate gasa and the newer building in the background.
jonathan_hart (21274) 2009-04-21 9:02
beautiful framing of the red patterns, fine and elegant photo, interesting aesthetic
nwoehnl (122) 2009-04-21 22:43
Hisashi-san こんにちは. Very fine graphism provided by the bright red umbrellas in the typical urban Tokyo setting. Good moment with some people walking underneath, and I like the angle resulting from the wide lens that you used. Superb capture, well done.
Waylim (25368) 2009-04-21 23:37
This is wonderful POV. Love the way the light hit the Umbrella that illuminated so well the striking color of the red. Wonderful composition. Very good observation and well composed. I like it alot.
gildasjan (41946) 2009-04-22 1:19
Très graphique la prise de vue de ces parasols au rouge très saturé.
phwall (6785) 2009-04-22 3:01
Red umbrellas, -some months ago I tried to post a shot of a traditional Japanese wedding in colour but the best crop didn't show the umbrella just the red cast of it over the brides white dress, I had to go for B/W because I couldn't get rid of the red cast.
Nice composition here to use the foreground umbrella to cover up most of that hot white sky, necessity is the mother of all invention eh!!! Well done, I like the graphic look plus the colour rendition is wonderful.
ktanska (25357) 2009-04-22 3:29
Distortion of wide and upwards angle fits perfectly with those bround and bright red umbrellas. It's the visual effect that counts on this one.
sagar (2410) 2009-04-23 10:57
Wonderful strong colors here. I just LOVED the red...Great framing and excellently taken.
albertojr (738) 2009-04-24 9:35
Clever idea of dominating it with red to cover that white sky. you upward pov make sense.
Have a nice weekend.
charlotte_iona (1115) 2009-04-25 5:59
A well thought-out and definitely very effective composition - the red really pops out of the picture! Great work.
fulvio52 (8314) 2009-04-25 10:08
A shot that really pops out of my iMac, most inventive and absolutely wonderful in terms of color! And let me add that the 17-40mm is a real beauty, I plan to buy it myself as soon as I got the money. Have a nice weekend, my friend. I'll be seeing you,
Vanessa132 (94) 2009-04-28 5:21
superb POV and a very colorful shot ! the red is amazing.
beautiful composition and great details.
yso (4146) 2009-05-04 8:09
The wide angle give an great effect under the umbrella, very well composed. These red umbrella are so beautiful.
vasilpro (41037) 2009-05-05 1:54
Wow what a red. Beautiful image with very good chosen POV and vivid colors.
Have a nice day, Vasilis.
nirvana73 (0) 2009-05-06 6:31
i like your POV
i like red colors
i like geometric shaphes too
thanks for sharing
MarcT (20964) 2009-05-06 23:53
Great use of your wide angle. Superb red umbrellas even if yellow is a lot nicer ;o)))
Rafer (15517) 2009-05-07 5:16
Alucinante rojo muy bien compustro...brillante...saludos
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-05-07 23:14
Wonderful POV and colours in this very nice composition.
I like of the details and how you framed it
Good informative note
PS - Thanks for your visit and critique
jemaflor (87453) 2009-05-10 12:06
Good idea for this framing, very interesting result for the composition with a lovely red, good light, original and well seen.
claudeD (34490) 2009-05-11 11:26
very interesting and fine shot.Excellent colors and sharpness.Very good fotojob.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
marietom (34609) 2009-05-12 14:10
Jolie composition, avec cette ombrelle bien graphique dans le haut de l'image.
sacavem (18614) 2009-05-13 9:09
A beautiful composition with strong colors.
A difficult subject to shoot for having a tight angle.But you master it with the good photo and pov.
jafadabret (56501) 2009-05-19 23:39
Le graphisme et la couleur de ces ombrelles donnent à cette photo tout son charme et sa beauté. J'aime la lumière qui filtre à travers la première.
azizbilgili (2111) 2009-07-02 6:27
Great work. Excellent composition, fine colours...
Wanda1 (15000) 2009-07-21 10:16
Once again you have found such a great angle of view to capture these wonderful red umbrellas from below with their lovely details. The colour is an eye catcher and I like the way the umbrella in the foreground fills most of the frame. Nice idea.
popsick (635) 2009-08-04 8:15
interesting angle ;) and the vibrant colour of red is so amazing. love your photo here.. ;)
adores (39286) 2009-10-16 16:00
I can understand why you felt so attracted by them, they are fabulous, the shape, the colour and especially the black lines.I like this composition a lot, with this one in foreground almost filling the whole frame
Glint (6171) 2010-09-29 11:25
I like this simple yet very strong, brightly coloured graphical image. Your composition is very pleasing and the red photographed with perfect exposure.
hemantbuch (1649) 2011-02-08 4:54
Hi Hisashi, beautiful vibrant colors and excellent pov. Great detail on these umbrellas as well and yes, the full frame is used to best possible advantage...well done..
- Copyright: Hisashi Yuya (hispic) (9652)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-03-27
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, RAW @ ISO 320
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2009-04-20 20:48