This is the twelfth pic in my A Walk Down Main Street series. I ask that you view the series in order please (if you're so inclined of course!). The street has a story. Cheers!
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Well, we're in Chinatown proper now. Vancouver,as you may know, has a very large Asian population. This is one of the earliest Chinatowns in Canada and it has a much more "Chinese" feel than the one in Toronto. Lot's of red and gold, lots of Chinese styled buildings, and a Chinese garden or two, but most of the more picturesque places are off Main St so not on this tour! Tea anyone?
Post-pro: curves, saturation, sharpening, a bit of the top cropped.
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Homerhomer (4080) 2004-10-13 11:19
Alex, I did take the trip with you, thanks for the series, I did get a good feeling of the town, got hungry looking at the omlettes for $2.50 but my favourites are payphones and this one. I love how you play the shadows in these two images.
Did you consider this one in black and white? May suggest some shabby dealings and the peoples' shadows would make it perfect (would also be a nice continuation after the adult movie sign).
Luko (13998) 2004-10-13 12:11
My suggestion is crop it like a Blad square format pic : simply leave "Ginseng" word, the root looking like a shrimp and the chinese ideogram, forget the "tea" word and the oyster shaped tea table.
I think it'll strengthen that shadow of the man in the bootom, which is really interesting (he looks like a lollipop...).
agelaste (533) 2004-10-13 12:11
the Chinatown,in a way,is a town for Cantonese,and they are famous for eating tea and being infused in boiling water ...also,doing business..
i had no idea what the two shadows transversely are,but it created a good frame with the couples' figures~
also the color is fresh,almost of the walls of the buildings were painted green beneath 1 metre.
i'm looking forward to more about it!
- Copyright: alex felipe (RandomCameraGuy) (3069)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-09-24
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Olympus C-5050Z, 35-105mm, @ ISO 100
- Exposure: f/1.8, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): A Walk Down Main Street., Signs [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-10-13 10:56