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Street Photography Osaka: Shinsaibashi

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 1 February 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

The 3-day Street Photography theme was organised by Damon Schreiber:

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!

Nataly from Santa Monica, United States

Great street shot! Very well composed and the woman`s silhouette is almost detached from the seen.

1 Feb 2009 5:14am

@Nataly: Cheers Nataly!

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

I think this depth of field is fantastic. The silhouette of the woman is such great contrast and so perfectly still against all the activity just beyond her. Excellent shot and tones.

1 Feb 2009 5:24am

@bluechameleon: Thanks bc!

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

You took the picture from the right angle. The silhouette of the woman against the zone of maximun ligth enhances her posing and at the same time puts her apart of the rest of the people. Waiting lonely in the midst of the crowd. Very good.

1 Feb 2009 6:21am

@Paco Díaz: Thanks Paco!

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

wonderful B&W street photo....I love that sillouette!

1 Feb 2009 6:35am

@Ian Bramham: Cheers Ian!

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

This is wonderful, nice contrast!

1 Feb 2009 6:36am

@Zing: Thanks Zing!

browneyes from Kanagawa, Japan

Great blurred DoF and silhouette.

1 Feb 2009 6:56am

@browneyes: Cheers browneyes!

Kiji from Valenciennes City of lights, France

Blurred people and woman's silhouette make a interesting atmosphere.

1 Feb 2009 7:45am

@Kiji: Thanks Kiji!

Olivier Jules from Lanciano, Italy

beautiful picture

1 Feb 2009 8:13am

@Olivier Jules: Thanks Olivier!

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Great capture. The woman's silhouette makes the image.

1 Feb 2009 8:17am

@Suzanne: Cheers Suzanne!

Hikari from Kumamoto, Japan

Very nice Daryl , love the contrast and the silhouette against the light !

1 Feb 2009 9:00am

@Hikari: Thanks Hikari!

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Great composition and b&w! Love the still lady's silhouette in the foreground and the blurred people behind. Great shot!

1 Feb 2009 9:50am

@Giovanni: Thanks Giovanni!

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Stunning shot!!

1 Feb 2009 9:52am

@Linerberry: Thanks Linerberry!


This is really great !!!! superb black and white!!!!!!!

1 Feb 2009 10:48am

@NADINE DERUYCK: Cheers Nadine!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Fantastic cityscape, wow, it's stunning :)

1 Feb 2009 11:07am

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine!

Nicole from Aix en Provence, France

great !

1 Feb 2009 1:22pm

@Nicole: Thanks Nicole!

DenisSm from Prague, Czech Republic

very nice one :-)

1 Feb 2009 1:47pm

@DenisSm: Thanks Denis!

Cheryl from Texas, United States

nice! I love the lady's sillouette and the motion of the people crossing the street!!

1 Feb 2009 2:21pm

@Cheryl: Cheers Cheryl!

Pixim from Nice, France

Splendid B&W, precis with blacks and white of all beauties. This character in the first-plan on standby with all this movement around it is very well seen Bravo ;)

1 Feb 2009 2:23pm

@Pixim: Thanks Pixim!

k@ from France

So rich for the eyes : lines, buildings, words, motion blur.... you caught life on the street !

1 Feb 2009 2:50pm

@k@: Thanks k@!

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada

Careful - she's got a knife! Or at least that's what people would have thought 20 years ago before the cell-phone-pose became so commonplace. Great dynamic scene!

1 Feb 2009 3:09pm

@Damon Schreiber: Cheers Damon! Yes, she is looking a bit threatening there I suppose...!

R.J.Dee from Ettlingen, Germany

The silhouette seems to have been cut with a pair of scissors - great !

1 Feb 2009 3:15pm

@R.J.Dee: Thanks R.J.!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That's a super image. I especially like the strong silhouette on the left and the cool lighting.

1 Feb 2009 3:17pm

@Steve Rice: Cheers Steve!

Alphons from Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands

Fine streetphoto, with the special contrast of the right dark side and the lift bright side with the silhouette.

1 Feb 2009 4:11pm

@Alphons: Thanks Alphons!

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Excellent shot of the night time shoppers, I like the action blur too.

1 Feb 2009 5:08pm

@Observing: Thanks Mike!

Anita from Quito, Ecuador

nice perspective to reflect life in the street,... Well done!

1 Feb 2009 5:24pm

@Anita: Thanks Anita!

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

brilliant work, the stillness and motion perfectly captured.

1 Feb 2009 6:49pm

@Richard_Irwin: Cheers Richard!

Kheoh Yee Wei from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

haha..i didn't know the fact Damon pointed out in his comment.Yeah,a good shot.

1 Feb 2009 7:32pm

@Kheoh Yee Wei: Thanks Kheoh!

luwi from Innsbruck, Austria

there is really life on the street

1 Feb 2009 8:51pm

@luwi: Thanks luwi!

David Huang from Melbourne, Australia


2 Feb 2009 7:45am

@David Huang: Cheers David!

standley from Carquefou, France

Great capture. The woman's silhouette is superb!

2 Feb 2009 8:24am

@standley: Thanks Richard!

Ajinkya from Pune, India

contrast is simply brilliant !

2 Feb 2009 7:00pm

@Ajinkya: Thanks Ajinkya!

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Neat. I wish I could take images like this without having to make a four hour round trip drive.

2 Feb 2009 9:53pm

@Twelvebit: Cheers Twelvebit! I've never lived so far from the city...

Rags from Plano, United States

Quite spectacular.

3 Feb 2009 4:57am

@Rags: Cheers Rags!

Didier from France

Very beautiful street view

3 Feb 2009 5:58am

@Didier: Cheers Didier!

Ian from A nice, tranquil leafy place, United Kingdom

I agree with all your commenters, this is exceptional! Great photograph :)

3 Feb 2009 1:42pm

@Ian: Thanks Ian!

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Hi Daryl, congratulations for the spot light! A nice picture indeed with that young lady silhouette.

4 Feb 2009 1:03am

@akarui: Cheers Olivier!

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


4 Feb 2009 5:34am

@Daniel: Thanks Daniel.

Ken from Chicago, United States

Daryl, so kinetic and full of energy. Brilliant!

5 May 2009 12:52am

@Ken: Thanks Ken!

Keith from Chicago, United States

good stuff. i like the high contrast look.

6 Aug 2009 2:26pm

@Keith: Cheers Keith!

S from Anaheim, United States

really nice capture!

25 Mar 2012 5:19pm

@S: Cheers S!