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Japan memories...

By Ayelet_A
Hello everyone!
Hope you are all doing well.

As you've probably guessed university life is proving to be very time-consuming and apparently involve a lot of work, who knew? Wink
I'm afraid the many (many) articles I have to read and the work I have to get done is simply taking all my time and I rarely get to log in to epz, not to mention to photograph, which makes me very sad.
I'm thoroughly enjoying university life and academic studies but I have to improve on my "shooting time", which is currently restricted for the weekend, and I'm afraid if I take one more shot of my cats or parents, it'd be the last shot I take lol Tongue

In any case, I've finally managed to have some free time so I can catch up with you all (but plz excuse me for clicking an running at times, as I'm eager to see all your wonderful shots but I'm also rather eager on finishing my degree Wink).

I've also finally had the time to work on previous shots from Japan, and here is one I've wanting to upload for quite a while now -
It was taken on my trip to Japan in a city named "Takayama", which there is really no other way to describe but Snowy heaven.
The city is located in mountainous area of central Honshu and was covered by fields of snow by the time we got there. The atmosphere in the city is simply magical (the falling snow can't hurt) and the beautiful alleyways with many small shops and Saka breweries (for which the city is famous for) are a delight both for the eye and mouth Smile
Certainly one of my favourite places in Japan, very recommended.

Until next time -
Have a great weekend everyone Smile

Tags: Digitally manipulated Landscape and travel Portraits and people

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14 Nov 2009 10:18AM
Wonderful image and processing !


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andy210966 10 4 119 Wales
14 Nov 2009 10:22AM
Great colour selection Ayelet! Nice to see you pop in from time to time!

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
14 Nov 2009 10:40AM
Magical Ayelet, we are off to Japan very soon and Takayama is one location we are staying in. You have wetted my appetire, good luck with your tudies. Ron.
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
14 Nov 2009 10:52AM
good to see you around Smile the splash of colour works really well here.lesley
Ayelet_A 9 11 3 Israel
14 Nov 2009 11:27AM
Thank you everyone Smile

Have a terrific time Ron! can't wait to see your offerings from Japan Smile
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2009 11:31AM
Hello, so nice to hear from you and to know your studies are going well sounds like you are working very hard and so should get a good degree.

As for this image well what can I say, it is truely magical, I love the red black and white, a winning combination, the joy of little ones (and big one's) in the snow is always a nice to see and you have captured it beautifully.

Take care, keep up the studies and drop in when ever you can. We will be here.....

Linda Wink
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
14 Nov 2009 11:39AM
Study hard Ayelet--- this image is soo charming-- love the one in red against the mono!
tigertimb 10 40 66 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2009 12:32PM
Great to hear from you Ayelet and glad that you're enjoying your course even if it's taking a lot of your time; pop in when you can Smile

Love the use of the selective colouring here; as Linda says, the mono with the red makes a great combination and draws our eyes to the small lonely figure trudging along; captures a very bleak atmosphere of cold, damp and windy.

I've done a very small mod just for interest, where I've removed the signs of the snow from inside the hood - makes me feel happier to know the coat is doing it's job keeping the child cosy and warm Wink

Tim Smile

(hmmm, that didn't work as mods aren't on - give it a try and see what you think?)
Diana 11 2.0k 19 Netherlands
14 Nov 2009 1:26PM
what a beautiful name~ snowy heaven ....Japan remains my most favourite country I have ever visited, mind blowing the culture

this is wonderful again

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2009 1:49PM
Glad to hear things are going well. Pleased that you are making your studies the priority- now I really do sound like your Mum!!!
Love the title and that gorgeous red coat
RTDS 9 Cyprus
14 Nov 2009 2:02PM
Great to hear that all are going well.
A great it very much indeed.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2009 2:07PM
Beautiful treatment, creating a vivid, special memory. Glad all is going well, it's good to see you back here when you can find the time!
baclark 9 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2009 2:43PM
We were in Takayama in 2000, didn't get any snow though. Reminds me of a great holiday. Super capture which has caught the atmosphere of the place. Enjoy your studies, we will see you when you have time to pop by!
DP_Imagery 13 24 6 Wales
14 Nov 2009 4:09PM
Beautiful image Ayelet - the colour pop works really well.

Roly 10 Wales
14 Nov 2009 8:39PM
Hiya Ayelet,nice to see you uploading again.Super shot and great selective colouring.Good luck with your studies.
Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
15 Nov 2009 6:18PM
Great work Ayelet, hope you are well

RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
15 Nov 2009 9:29PM
A wonderful image Ayelet! Good to hear from you.

User_Removed 9 1 8 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2009 9:56AM
I really love this picture, but you know that already. Brilliant, and a classic 'Ayelet' Smile

excellent winter scene ayelet.ray
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
16 Nov 2009 3:15PM
glad to be the 30th Buddie, excellent work.
MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
16 Nov 2009 7:34PM
Nice to see you back Ayelet, if only fleetingly. Hope all is going well

FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
17 Nov 2009 11:22PM
Lovely presentation on your return Ayelet, keep up the good work at uni, always good to hear from you,
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2009 7:15PM
You managed to get so many photos from Japan Ayelet. This really a beautiful capture and processing, and I really like it.

OMG 9 51 2 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2009 2:03AM
Great to hear your news Ayelet and to see this wonderful shot. I love the composition and your pp work.
all the best
Ayelet_A 9 11 3 Israel
22 Nov 2009 3:06PM
I'm afraid I'm back to my hectic schedule as usual (preparing for a quiz as we speak), but I just wanted to say thank you so much to everyone who commented for your lovely words Smile

A huge thanks to Yung for he's user award - I'm over the moon Grin

And back to Zoology... Sad
26 Nov 2009 7:41PM
Wonderful composition and colour popping against the mono background works relly well, Lovely work Ayelet.
Good luck with the degree and if you fancy another hobby, especially as your doing zoology i can thoroughly recommend moth trapping. All the best Rod.
iancam 9 23 England
7 Dec 2009 4:41AM
Superb image and comp Ayelet.
20 Dec 2009 11:08AM
Selective colouring just wonderful
gerrymac 10 10 1 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2010 10:51PM
Love piecof selec colouring......super comp

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