The Japanese Tourists

by davidstorm

At first I was a bit annoyed by these Japanese Tourists as I wanted to take images of the stones with no-one in view. After a while though, it was obvious this wasn't going to happen, so I decided to make them integral to the image. A few minutes later I became their 'official photograper', taking images of them in all sorts of different poses, including them all jumping up in the air at the same time!

K-5, DA 16-45, Tripod
Uploaded26/10/2012 - 21:51
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed1/100
Focal Length19mm

Posted 26/10/2012 - 22:24 Link
A beautiful image David - not often seen with people here, but it works well. The textures across the whole span are nicely defined by the low sun.
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Posted 26/10/2012 - 22:31 Link
A lovely crisp image and a fine example of how to turn adversity into advantage....
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Posted 27/10/2012 - 07:25 Link
Nice sharp capture, beautiful lights and colours. I don't feel distracting the Japanese Tourists in the composition.
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Posted 27/10/2012 - 08:51 Link
szgabor wrote:
Nice sharp capture, beautiful lights and colours. I don't feel distracting the Japanese Tourists in the composition.

I agree - they seem to blend in well. They also give a sense of scale to the size of the stones.
Gorgeous colours too.
Posted 27/10/2012 - 09:02 Link
Best large!!!
Posted 27/10/2012 - 10:06 Link
Yes this is lovely large, your eye follows the stones round to the people and the light.
regards, June
Posted 27/10/2012 - 11:20 Link
The light is just magnificent!

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Posted 27/10/2012 - 17:31 Link
An unusual and effective composition. Lovely rich colours, too.
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Posted 28/10/2012 - 00:03 Link
Super clarity David, i like this one.

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