Tokyo, Ueno Station.
tra qualche ora l'anno vecchio e quello nuovo si daranno il cambio, e con loro anche un intero decennio volgera' al termine. ricordo ancora la notte che inizio' il 2000: lavoravo e attendevo curiosa la mezzanotte per vedere se il "millennium bug" ci sarebbe stato o no... invece computer e server continuarono a funzionare, come se niente fosse. il tempo passa, con noi o senza di noi, e (quasi) tutto resta lo stesso - nonostante i nostri propositi, i desideri, i progetti, la speranza che il nuovo anno sia finalmente diverso.
buona fine d'anno a tutti :)
Tokyo, Ueno Station.
in a few years the old and the new year will cross and with them an entire decade will end.
I remember how this decade started - I was working and we were all waiting to see if the Millennium bug would strike at midnight or not. it didn't. computers, servers, databases - all went on as usual, oblivious of the symbolic meaning of 2000. time passes, whether we want it or not, and life usually stays the same - no matter what we wish for, plan or desire...
good crossing into 2011 to everyone :)
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ManuMay (34357) 2010-12-31 7:58
Excellent mood and good election to post in B&W, powerful and forceful, enigmatic, hard, loneliness is floating on air...Great!!!!
Have a very good 2011!!
Nard (6915) 2010-12-31 8:57
Nice B&W picture with good lighting and constrast. I like the framing you have chosen, the 2 men (one in black and one in white), how the man on the left is walking and the lines on the floor from the man in black.
eldancer1 (22413) 2010-12-31 9:26
Very nice capture especially that it is in B&W. I like your pov and it has a good dof with good contrast. Well done, tfs.
archimatica (20196) 2010-12-31 9:35
Non ho punti, ma non credo faccia la differenza per un saluto.
I server continueranno comunque a girare, ma a te auguro buona luce per il 2011.
holmertz (33489) 2010-12-31 11:59
I admire you for going to a far away country like Japan and coming back with decidedly un-touristic pictures like this. It's a great composition of dark and light people and areas, a fine pattern and several interesting lines. With the title and note yu also manage to give it a highly symbolic meaning (which I suppose you didn't seer at the time).
An excellent photo. Wishing you a good 2011.
(But I guess the 00's actually ended a year ago, at the close of 09) :-)
tusharkmandal (3169) 2010-12-31 12:26
Happy New Year.
The note is quite interesting. I was studying while this y2k bug was getting monitored and fixed. When I joined job in 2007 it was already too late but I saw billions of lines of codes getting fixed for only 2 decimals. Well 2010 has been great learning for me. I had made great friends and learning from them.
A fine compositional picture with perfect geometry and elements. The PP is very fine here. The partial diagonal view gives the vision a lot of space to look over and not choke.
Have a nice time
Juzo (4314) 2010-12-31 18:17
Real quality. The lines and symmetry are fanatastic, it is like these men unconsciously follow the symmetry, forming a part of it, bringing it to life. The tones and contrasts (the deep light) are so good, a lesson in light once again. The details on the patterns on the gfround bring this forth well.
Happy new year!
bukitgolfb301 (33486) 2010-12-31 18:50
Hi my dear Cristina
I wish A HAPPY NEW YEAR to you!!
Sigificant shot indeed. Good tasteful atmosphere by B&W and shadow/light. Nice combination of two men. Perfect framework and very well considerd composition as usual. Well management for light and color are also remarkable and marvelous.
I hope you are in a good health and take a lot of masterpiece shots in 2011.
Thanks for your sharing with fine work, have a good day and best regards,
Takero from sunny calm Tokyo
ricochet (9696) 2011-01-01 12:09
A composition very well thought out with an excellent framing! I also like very much patterns on the ground which gives a very nice graphics and a very interesting play with shadows. Great work!
I wish you all my best for 2011 and plenty of beautiful pictures for our pleasure.
CLODO (27484) 2011-01-02 3:51
My crossing was OK, and life goes on as in 2010!
All the best for this new decade
nicol_g (859) 2011-01-07 11:27
A feel of minimalism. I like this much: the positioning / diagonal of the two characters, the pattern of the ground, the dark/light contrasts.
tomescuc (3291) 2011-01-11 13:32
Agree with Nicoleta, an image of mystery, crossed paths, possibilities, and very well put together.
christian_v (874) 2011-03-06 8:16
We can imagine they on a stage and actors like a Noh play
you have nice eyes....
cemsg (117) 2011-03-07 23:10
An old humble man walks out of the darkness, looking serene though with a little tireness. The well dressed business-like man looking into and walking into the where the old man emerged....
- Copyright: cristina pacciarella (papera) (13844)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2010-11-06
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor 24 mm F 2.8
- Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): street & shadows [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-12-31 7:47