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End of the Line

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 4 March 2008 in Landscape & Rural.

We took the national JR train line from Hiwasa for one hour, as far as we could go in Tokushima prefecture; then we had to change to this local railway company's train, which took us a further 2 stops into the countryside. The whole line is only 2 stops, you can ride their entire network in 10 minutes. We got off here, at the end of the line, looking forward to a bit of lunch before the return journey. There was nothing here, just a drink vending machine, a few houses, and a bus stop. So we sat at the bus stop for 30 minutes before the same train took us back to where we started from at Hiwasa.

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

Dara from Irvine, United States

very nice shot, i like the conceptual shots that you take

4 Mar 2008 7:20am

@Dara: Thanks Dara!

DaveB from Exeter, United Kingdom

This would've been stunning if maybe you focussed on the mirror with the train coming in!

4 Mar 2008 9:59am

@DaveB: Unfortunately Dave, that would have been impossible, as a) there's only one train and b) I was on it when it was coming in and when it was going out!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

I totally adore the tunnel, if you get a chance could you get a photo of only the trees and the tunnel? although this compo is excellent ;)

4 Mar 2008 11:36am

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine. I'm afraid that I probably won't ever be going this way again...

danthro from Suburbia, United States

nice shot. cool composition. looks as though the Japanese countryside is pretty green.

4 Mar 2008 8:09pm

@danthro: Thanks danthro.

standley from Brou-sur-Chantereine, France

Very nice composition. I like the mirror effect!

4 Mar 2008 10:53pm

@standley: Thanks standley!

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

That is such a cool railway line, really quite quaint. That forest is also amazingly thick, it looks like a jungle.

4 Mar 2008 11:17pm

@Richard_Irwin: Thanks Richard. It was very green and lush around there.

Nick from Sydney, Australia

I'll add my voice to the multitude and say great composition!

5 Mar 2008 12:56am

@Nick: Cheers Nick!

Lyd from Zagreb, Croatia

this is so full of details.. wonderful image!

5 Mar 2008 1:43pm

@Lyd: Thanks Lyd!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

So much green!!! And the contrast in colours is very pleasant! The tunnel seems to be beckoning.And that shot in the mirror is the interesting accent in this composition.
(Never visited Nagasaki; as for Kobe.....I might have been up a very popular mountain there, but it was in 1984 and I don't remember it so clearly).

5 Mar 2008 2:49pm

@Japanalia: Thanks Gabriela. Are you thinking of Rokko Mountain in Kobe?

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Very good idea and composition. There is only 1 track for the trains to go up and down and timing is necessary...

6 Mar 2008 2:27am

@akarui: That's right. Thanks akarui.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Kenya

Yes, you're right! It was Rokko Mountain! Thank you for reminding me!

6 Mar 2008 1:20pm

@Japanalia: You're welcome.

Evelyn from New Milford, Afghanistan

Great execution of a cool idea!

13 Mar 2008 4:40am

@Evelyn: Thanks Evelyn.

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

The mirror makes the shot.

14 Mar 2008 1:23am

@Twelvebit: Cheers Twelvebit.