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Mid-Afternoon Sun, Mo River

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 25 July 2008 in Landscape & Rural.

It's getting baking hot here in Japan. Mid-30s (Celcius) and it will go higher in August. And humid. Down here on the bridge over the river you're completely exposed to the sun - wasn't my best idea, taking shots at this time of day!

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!

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, United States

wow -- glorious water textures and light reflection!

25 Jul 2008 5:30am

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks dj.tigersprout!

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

I can get a real sense of that burning sun. Nice composition Daryl. Did you consider any cropping on this one.. perhaps a little at the bottom ?

25 Jul 2008 7:55am

@Observing: Thanks Mike. To be honest, the solid black at the bottom was why I chose this shot!

Lorraine from Canada

It has a great mood, I think it's wonderful :) I agree with Mike though a little cropping would go a long way ;)

25 Jul 2008 11:53am

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine!

Cheryl from Texas, United States

yes, I agree with Mike and Lorraine :-) I have found out the hard way also not to shoot in the heat of the day....the sun is way to harsh!

25 Jul 2008 2:09pm

@Cheryl: Thanks Cheryl!

Vink from French riviera - Grasse, France

Superb reflection for a great b&w !

25 Jul 2008 2:50pm

@Vink: Cheers Vink!

Gnarf from Stockholm, Sweden

Nice water reflections! It really look hot even though it is a b&w image :)

25 Jul 2008 4:26pm

@Gnarf: Thanks Gnarf... it really was...

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

I love the depth of tones present here......and I hope you have air-con, mid 30's and was 29C and 90% humid here today, and that was draining.

25 Jul 2008 8:13pm

@Richard_Irwin: Thanks Richard! Do have an air-con; I remember terrible times in the UK when it gets hot and humid and there's no air-con to give you any respite... no escape! Do people have air-cons at home these days?

Doug from Long Beach, United States

Nice transition from light to dark, with the bright spot to anchor it all.

26 Jul 2008 5:34am

@Doug: Cheers Doug!

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

I had to reduce the page to see your picture all at once. I like your composition as it is.

26 Jul 2008 9:18am

@akarui: Thanks akarui!