An outdoor sculpture near the Fukuoka Yahoo Dome (which looks like an indoor baseball stadium: I may post a shot later). I liked the striking gold & blue colour palette here. Fukuoka is on the Japanese island of Kyushu. I needed to renew my Korean work visa recently.
I also liked the juxtapositioning of the hawk (often a symbol of war) & the peace sign. Here's a wide angled view: This is a link to TrekLens
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AiresSantos (56155) 2007-10-12 0:56
Welcome again !
and with a magnificent photojob.
Perfect POV, colours and sharpness
TFS and have a nice weekend
cuneyt-sb (6559) 2007-10-12 1:35
Long time no see, You are at Japan ;? Huhh
Nice POV and Nice colors to sculputure,
Peace for all of us
jhm (135732) 2007-10-12 1:41
I'm very glad you to see again with a new picture.
I hope that your image everywhere in world can bring peace, but this shall are a utopia.
Very well composition and pleasant colours too.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice weekend,
wadd99 (141) 2007-10-12 2:35
"The Fukuoka Hawks" baseball team play in the Dome
ndb1958 (9289) 2007-10-12 2:39
nice to see you back. What a nice sculpture with the peace sign. During the 70ies we used to make that when we said hi ;) I like your perspective. Nice backgroung with the blue sky.
danos (83529) 2007-10-12 3:08
nice composition of this outdoor sculpture with the fingers in V shape and the pigeon on the top.Impressive colours and light that contrasted perfect with the blue sky.Well done Chris.
Gerrit (44685) 2007-10-12 3:47
welcome back. Curious sculpture. The light on the bronze? is very good and so ias youir POV.
UnTrained (0) 2007-10-12 4:39
strong impression in that combination, good angle. The contrasts are excellent, the surface of the sculpture also. Not knowing enough about Japanese culture, is that a peace sign there? I know it as Victory, but I also know that there are different meanings over the world.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
pablominto (53744) 2007-10-12 4:45
The sculpture is unusual, and the image is well exposed which may not have been so easy concidering the shiny surface...
And there were no way I got the point with the bird unless you explained (I'm still note sure I really did that, hehehe)...
Angshu (54877) 2007-10-12 4:57
Amazing sculpture...great colour contrats between the gold and colour of the hawk...against the blue sky this looks great.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-10-12 7:24
interesting picture and POV on this sculture
I like the nice light and colors.
john_c (24662) 2007-10-12 8:28
A high impact shot, with superb lighting and good contrast. I like the close-up view, where every line and angle in the sculpture is visible. You are right about the juxtapositioning of the hawk and peace sign; that alone carries a punch and a powerful message. Tasteful cropping here to present the dominant part of the sculpture. Well executed.
elihesamian (26149) 2007-10-12 12:22
a great POV for this special sculpture with a two meaningful symbols together,the war and the peace !
well worked and composed and a great colors you reached,nicely done Chris !
(what a wonderful point at this time you reached 44444 :)
xavshot (69835) 2007-10-12 13:23
très belle photo. La lumière permet de faire ressortir du relief et de beaux détails. Beau travail.
Mafo (1339) 2007-10-12 14:09
Interesting angle, nice composition with clear colors
Emile (20350) 2007-10-12 14:30
Very impressive sculpture, from your excellent POV looks extremely huge, very good colors and sharpness. Well done. Glad to see your wonderful shots again.
singuanti (15250) 2007-10-12 18:54
Hi Chris. I am right away impressed with the straight-up shooting angle and the colors. The image quality is as good as any modern DSLR. You couldn't ask for a better or more stunning backdrop to the statue than the blue sky you had. Have a great weekend!
vincz (19113) 2007-10-13 1:19
Wow... excellent picture. Great POV and fantastic colors. The blue of the sky, the golden hand! Fantastic. Congratulations.
fayeulle (27827) 2007-10-13 1:34
Never break yhe finger with the eagle. The meaning of the message will be immediatly very different, LOL
Gustaw (21670) 2007-10-13 3:34
Hallo my friend!
It is very interesting and very oryginal photo. I like your composition. Very good and warm colours. Well done. I like your light to.
Cricri (101805) 2007-10-13 7:21
intéressante image de cette sculpture en signe de paix...parfait détails par un cadrage serré, une bonne lumiére bien resorti par le fond bleu, excellent format aussi, compliment
Have a nice day
carper (96) 2007-10-13 11:12
let's hope on it Chris,
maybe.... one day, nice to see you back Chris with a very good peace shot, good quality and fine light, good photojob, well done, have a nice day.
mikeo (12129) 2007-10-13 12:12
Great, modern sculpture!
Superb colours really...and the hawk...
PS. Do you have maybe a wider shot of the sculpture? I am wondering how its looking from the top to bottom...
bracasha75 (24517) 2007-10-13 13:13
Long time nothing from you and you send us now this symbol of peace ....
O you have made it in Japan...
stego (23052) 2007-10-13 13:23
The POV, the light and the combination of the colours and their saturation is very punchy. I like also the game of light on the various surfaces of the gigantic hand.
I thought that the hand like that was a sign of victory...
bakes888 (18499) 2007-10-13 21:01
Hi Chris. You are right about the colours, wonderful contrast. The hand looks almost surreal in this shot. Good POV and camera angle emphasizes the height. Nice work and thanks for sharing.
gracious (20025) 2007-10-14 0:23
Perfect pov with sharpness, vivid colour and much details here
very well composed and well seen
nice to see you!
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2007-10-14 1:29
Very imposing sculpture ... the vertical format fits the orientation nicely. I agree the hawk gives a good symbolic contrast. However, the peace 'V' sign takes a different meaning when presented the other way around ... possibly that is why they placed the hawk. Anyway, well seen and captured. Well done! tfs
snunney (79973) 2007-10-14 6:19
An excellent composition of this striking monument. I like the upwards pov that makes good use of the blue sky as a backdrop to the gold and silver tones. Very good tones and clarity.
jrj (34841) 2007-10-14 6:21
Excellent capture here Chris - outstanding pov results in the most striking effect. Creative and interesting result.
siolaw (38052) 2007-10-14 7:13
Well rendered texture of this sculpture and nice gold/blue color combination. POV and tight framing give imapact to the already dynamic statue...!
syd1946 (18663) 2007-10-14 9:43
I always very interesting very different kind of statues!This is very impressive and the shot from this low pov increasing the interest.Splendid colors also made the picture more enjoyable!
batalay (34795) 2007-10-14 12:43
Excellent note accompanying the puzzling work of art. I agree with you that the hawk is a bird of prey, and one that I might not take as a peace symbol. In that sense there is an oxymoron in this metaphor, akin to a "straw-built castle."
aloyho (6798) 2007-10-14 19:49
An interesting shot with excellent control of the various tonal qualities. I like the contrast with the hawk almost making the "V" sign with its wings. The saturation brings out the qualities of the sculpture beautifully. Attractive shot!!
Regards and a nice day.
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2007-10-14 21:17
That is strange. Usually it is a dove that is associated to peace. But, different cultures have different meanings. The clarity and sharpness of your picture is absolutely superb. Well done.
Muse (34938) 2007-10-15 4:07
Un tout beau travail.
Parfaite netteté et de superbes couleurs.
pasternak (15177) 2007-10-17 1:32
Hi Chris, an impressive monument and a nice upwards shooting angle. I like the contrast of colours with the dark blue sky.
mrcrow (3993) 2007-10-19 2:21
phenomenal effect of the light on the metal making it seem lucent
interesting the hawk being there..eagles do appear of course as the emblem of power...ie usa
but i get the message..
i like to see this result from a 35mm slr and i suspect you have used a scanner on a print to get this image
jimmyjimmy (28) 2009-10-08 7:11
A wonderful image of peace. the colors and sharpness make this image work. Your Gallery is magnificent. Very lucky to travel as much as you do and have a record of your footsteps. Nice work