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Ebb & flow

By javam    
I'm back!

You probably guessed I have not been in the UK, but I did not want to spell out when and for how long as I am not keen on announcing my house is empty on the Internet.

Anyway, been gone for 28 days. 9 nights in Japan, 13 in Australia and 2 in Hong Kong (+ 4 nights spent on planes). Now I am back I can try to get a grip on what I have missed and start wading through the 4000+ shots I took, properly!

Starting with Japan, a return to the night shots I took at Shibuya junction.

Comp is off as I did not want to crop and lose the sign on the floor just to get the girl on thirds, and she is not quite as stationary as I would have liked, but I still liked the movement and colours.

As always, comments welcome and thanks for looking.


Tags: Street photography Light Photo journalism Street Night Scene People Twilight Buildings Movement Junction Tokyo Landscape and travel Portraits and people Shibuya

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AnneWorner 14 620 43 United States
18 Oct 2007 4:05PM
Well spotted, and she's stationary enough - perfect with the sign on the street! LOL
18 Oct 2007 4:12PM
Top notch image. Well seen and captured. This is really cool. I like this one alot. Very well done
JouŠo 18 56 Finland
18 Oct 2007 4:23PM
stunning night city shot!

proz 17 205 United States
18 Oct 2007 4:41PM
this is super.
LisaRose 15 172 4 United States
18 Oct 2007 5:00PM
Nicely done, really like the effect.

javam 17 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2007 5:17PM
Thanks for the comments and thanks for the HC Pete! Only my 3rd non air show shot to get one so well chuffed.


rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
18 Oct 2007 5:39PM
Absolutely stunning Neil, right up my street, scuse the pun. Superb. Ron.
PatrickSmith 17 1.2k 2 United States
18 Oct 2007 5:59PM
This is amazing! I will have to try this sometime. Congrats on a well deserved HC and you have some work to do on those 4000! I hope we see some. Did you get the one in front to stand still? That makes the shot.

scott_jessuk 16 249 1 Scotland
18 Oct 2007 6:09PM
Welcome home Neil and this is one really fantastic image, great movement. Love it Neil, happy sifting through your 4000 photos.

mhaseman 15 608 1
18 Oct 2007 6:30PM
Fantastic shot Neil. This is great!
Cheers, Martin
Maddie 17 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2007 7:04PM
sounds like you have been having a good time Smile
DaveU 16 1.4k 127 England
18 Oct 2007 7:09PM
This hits the spot with me Neil. So good with the stationary lady amidst all of the movement. But 4000 pics? Jeez Wink
javam 17 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2007 7:18PM
Thanks for the comments.

It works out as less than 200 a day Dave, nearer to 100 when you factor in the large number shot at the sumo and of the surfers on Bells Beach - I was being quite restrained really Wink

Camera needs a service though, coming up to 20,000 shots taken in the last 10 months.

Patrick, it was a chance shot. I was hoping some one would stand still but the comp was dictated by where I set up to fit the surrounding buildings in and keeping out of the main routes of pedestrian traffic.

The shot I upload from here while in Japan is better comp, but not as crisp as this one, may need to revisit it...

Thanks again.

Chriscj 16 96 1 England
18 Oct 2007 9:19PM
Cracker Neil congrats on your HC too.

chensuriashi Plus
15 334 18 England
18 Oct 2007 9:23PM
Amazing shot, and amazing number of shots in under a year, I am thinking what the record number is and if there are others who shoot as many as you, any idea? that is a lot Neil.
Has anyone honestly come close...Chen.
wamp 15 276 8 England
18 Oct 2007 9:28PM
This is a very good shot, the large version is well worth a look

RobDougall 15 25 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2007 9:44PM
Stunning shot - look forward to seeing more of your travels
User_Removed 18 16 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2007 10:39PM
that a great moment in time shot

Dotrob 16 Wales
18 Oct 2007 11:38PM
Great night shot. Thats some holiday you have had, looking forward to seeing more photo's. Congratulations on your HC.
19 Oct 2007 3:59PM
Congratulations on your HC plus 50 up....

Tandberg 19 1.2k 2 England
21 Oct 2007 5:02PM
well done on the HC mate
Seen this when i was at ades but couldnt comment
But i like it mate and its a good one
Gaz_H 15 150 1 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2007 9:55PM
Hope you had a great holiday, certainly looks like you did. Great shot and congrats on the HC. A few i've just looked at were worthy of it too.

kokobrown 17 1.9k Scotland
24 Nov 2007 5:37PM
Fantastic work.

Brilliant exposure. Well done on HC.

L xx
tepot 17 4.4k United Kingdom
28 Mar 2008 7:52PM
cool effect, how long was the exposure?
Mjhearne 15 432 4 Scotland
29 Apr 2008 11:36PM

svatos 14 Czech Republic
4 May 2008 2:47PM
superb shot, very nice, LS
POOCHIE 16 21 6 United Kingdom
20 May 2008 10:54AM
Like this shot a lot, you got this just right with the girl stood still, I've worked in Tokyo in the past and I'm expecting there will be some good shots from you as there are so many photo opportunity's, look forward to whatevers next.


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