A lucky catch at Tokyo Station, waiting for the shinkansen bullet train to Hiroshima. An iconic sumo wrestler, waiting for the equally iconic express 'shinkansen' or bullet train ('Hikari') from Tokyo to Hiroshima. I guess even sumo wrestlers have to get from point "A" to point "B". Unfortunately, I did not have time to attend a sumo wrestling match, so this was the next best thing for me.
I've added 20% yellow, & 8% red, to warm the image a little & remove the blue / cyan colour cast.
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Paolo (41222) 2006-09-08 3:51
Hi Chris, amazing shot, with the contrast of dress between all the people and the "giant"!
nice also the perspective along the train.
gelor (3229) 2006-09-08 3:51
Une belle composition dynamique et un superbe éclairage. Bien vu et bien fait. Merci.
nwoehnl (122) 2006-09-08 4:44
A fun observation, Chris, nice daily life scene from Tokyo with the bending perspective along the train platform. I guess you'll want to make sure to get in line behind the guy and not question his first place in the line, lol.
imrek (4) 2006-09-08 4:56
very nice daily life shot, good graphic effect and good perspective...well done!!!
carper (96) 2006-09-08 4:59
very good shot Chris,
I like the high shot, the perspective and the details in the good taken photo, very nice job, well done.
teutza (10590) 2006-09-08 5:12
great shot...i don't have anything to say..my thoughts are the same with Paolo's!
Gerrit (51935) 2006-09-08 5:52
great shot with high documentary value of this traditional dressed sumo-man between the others at the station.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2006-09-08 6:31
It's great how you captured the sumo wrestler in the picture! Enjoyable.
tcht (7565) 2006-09-08 7:20
Indeed a very nice catch. Seldom would we see this fantastic compo. And you've got really nice lighting and sharpness here. Good perspective n depth as well. A nice documentary of Japan.
tityop (6225) 2006-09-08 9:42
Excellente image avec ce Sumo qui se détache par son imposante posture.
Le train, la barrière et le sol donnent beaucoup de profondeur a la composition.
RADEEH (2802) 2006-09-08 10:28
Dear ChrisThis composition of a Railway platform allows us to view different people and different expressions. The sumo wrestler is eyecatching.
An excellent piece from daily life.TFS
feather (51130) 2006-09-08 10:35
I really like the curved perspective, the lines of which perform well as your lead-in. There are all kinds of details to admire; not least the sumo wrestler. You wouldn't argue if he told you not to take his photo.
Cormac (26565) 2006-09-08 10:50
This is another one of those shots that shows Japan's two sides - ultra modern and ultra traditional, with the two often contrasting with each other so well. I also like the central element with the railing and walkway leading straight into the picture. Great work!
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-09-08 11:53
I like images from different stations and trains coming in. Nice capture.
I'm impressed by the sumo wrestler and his fine robe. Funny, seeing his little feet with flip flops.
jhm (152212) 2006-09-08 12:11
What a great sumo wrestler in foreground, I like the curve of the handrail also the train make the same curve, very well perspective en nice colours too!
Have a nice weekend,
vincz (19113) 2006-09-08 13:14
Tres tres beau ce tsumo si inattendu sur ce quai de train. Les perspectives en courbe sont vraiment interessantes. Merci pour ce beau clin d'oeil du Japon.
Davidwh (3662) 2006-09-08 16:05
Indeed a lucky catch and well done in having not rushed the image to compose it properly.The sumo wrestlers attire is very interesting...down to those cute white slippers/flipflops and even though he's not in the ring he still has the stance.I like also the train leading into the distance.Well done and TFS.
rosaline (0) 2006-09-09 3:31
Very good every day shot of this wrestler. The pov is nicely chosen and we get to see lots of additional daily life detail too. I like the graphic effect of the tiles on the ground as they lead the eye into the composition, as does the barrier. A very well captured moment.
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2006-09-09 3:38
Very lucky indeed. Very sharp shot and nice colours on a picture with a good perspective. Congratulations.
spence (65) 2006-09-10 21:45
Hi Chris. Fascinating to see the Sumo wrestler in this everyday environment. And you were lucky enough to have the added bonus of the perspective with the train curving around the platform. An interesting one.
sayan (2617) 2006-09-11 4:26
Wonderful composition. Yes, a lucky one! ;) lovely busy shot with the attraction on the iconic sumo wrestler!
macondo (19483) 2006-09-11 5:25
Excellent capture, enhanced by the train's being there. Well lit and very clear, from a scan presumably, if I know my cameras reasonably well. I suppose the train always stops in just the right spot to let the passengers through the gaps in that railing barrier. I like the way the sumo wrestler stands out merely by his size.
sergio1 (12152) 2006-09-11 17:32
Nice shot to daily life in Tokyo. Good perspective and excellent pov.
mbasil (2129) 2006-09-11 19:16
A scene that can only be Japan. Well seen and recorded.
sebcz (2345) 2006-09-12 7:19
The bold samurai draws attention almost immediately. He seems very still, he's sure the train will not depart without him. Lucky catch indeed.
RGatward (20086) 2006-09-12 12:49
So much catching up to do after being away so long, so I'll pick the one that strikes me most from your recents. I'll go with popular opion here, but mainly because it's got a train in it, always an attraction for me.
Emile (20352) 2006-09-12 17:09
Great perspective along the curve of the train, interesting the presence of the sumo wrestler between the people, no body is pain attention to him, I thought they were like big stars in Japan. Very good shot, good POV.
Well done. TFS.
mumek (20202) 2006-09-24 19:23
Good evening Chris!
Great scene from the Tokyo Station. Interesting crowd of the people with sumo wrestler. Good natural colours and details. The note as usual very informative
thanks for posting
PixelTerror (0) 2006-09-25 0:46
This sumotori is for sure a nice add in this platform perspective photo, pity it is overlapped by this newspaper. Behind him we can see how the Japanese queue in front of the train entrances marked on the floor.
Have a nice day,
noborders (1010) 2008-09-01 2:21
Hi Chris, I hope that you'll forgive me to look back at your old photos, it's the fault of your "randoms" ! (an excellent system IMO) - again, I could not resist today : the title, the photo itself ; very unusual, excellent note too !
Have a great week (back to school soon ?),
mafegan (8624) 2010-02-22 4:12
A good capture to show the organised life in a Tokyo railway station - with a barrier, an orderly queue following the arrows, a train arriving precisely on time with its doors lined up beside the appropriate signage and barrier gates - and a sumo wrestler. Tfs Marlene