I just thought of posting this picture because it is valantines today.
In Japan however, on this day the girls give the chocolates or presents to the male partner, but in March 14th the guys have to give a present to the girls 3 times the price of the ladies gift from last month.
I hope you like this shot.
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Cool-ice (5289) 2005-02-14 9:16
A sympathic wink for this day, Daniel !
And I learned something about japanese traditions with your note, thank you ;o)
jhm (154548) 2005-02-14 12:03
What a nice idea for this with Valentin, it statue with the two images and there the people between, I like also of the lovely front of the old building.
Very nice composition Daniel!
Zepi (22848) 2005-02-14 12:24
Très belle photo pour ce jour de St-Valentin!
Belle PDC! Bon piqué!
Amicalement - Sébastien
RGatward (20086) 2005-02-14 12:58
Is this for the hunt. Nice framing, catching the activity in the background. Interesting custom, that actually takes note of the value of the gift. Nice little earner there for girls, just one month to wait for a 200% profit :-)
nwoehnl (122) 2005-02-14 15:36
Hi Dan. Good selection for a posting on Valentine's Day. Nice framing with the sculpture in the foreground, and the ornate façade in the back. Interesting tradition mentioned in your note, hadn't heard about that one.
Jeppe (18654) 2005-02-14 15:56
Oh - very lovely - and I realized my mistake - I should have posted an other photo ;-) - I like the angle and DOF you this very relevant artwork - thanks Dan.
robiuk (10807) 2005-02-14 17:20
Very well staged shot, Daniel.
Thanks for the note, too - it's always good to learn something new about different cultures!
Thanks for sharing,
alvaraalto (15242) 2005-02-14 17:25
This is not only a good picture. It also teaches us something of Japan. What is the façade on the background? It seems to me not very Japanese.
Tue (38668) 2005-02-14 19:16
Very nice shot on this day of the year! Interesting note too! Good perspective here! Well done!
cessy (13647) 2005-02-15 1:11
oh I like that, the man must give three times the price of the ladies gift. so if I give 1 lens, I could have three lenses :D
nice statue by the way, nice angle and nice background
naxius (16685) 2005-02-15 3:41
Very informative photo. That's good to know that in Asia, women are offering gifts to men...
Very good compo.
Good DOF too.
ChrisJ (115529) 2005-02-15 3:52
A superb shot from the St Pauls Cathedral facade. Excellent septh, & an appropriate upload for Valentines day. Good shot!
glopez (18) 2005-02-15 18:29
very nice pic for that special day, the background is cool and the note is interesting too, well done
supereira (9576) 2005-02-16 5:49
I like the composition and DOF.Good textures,light and sharpness.I like the colors and the contrasts.I like the detail of the persons.Good point of view and prespective.Well done!
capthaddock (28790) 2005-03-26 14:31
Hi Daniel - very original shot of this monument, well chosen for that day. Interesting note, Japanese "rules" are fascinating in their precision.
- Copyright: Dan Leung (Kenny10pin) (19301)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-01-24
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Sony DSC F828 Cybershot, CF Hitatchi 6GB, Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-02-14 8:21