Crossing, Tokyo By Jane LurieMay 14, 2020 ( 32 ) Monochromia Crossing, Tokyo View original postShare this:TweetEmailShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Categories: Black and White, City Scenes, Monochromia, PhotographyTags: Black and White, Graphic, Japan, Tokyo, Umbrella Related Articles Things I’ve Seen: Palm Trees By Jane Lurie4 days ago ( 77 ) Beyond the Horizon By Jane Lurie1 week ago ( 117 ) Darkness to Light By Jane Lurie2 weeks ago ( 131 ) 32 comments › naturebackin May 22, 2020 • 1:26 pm What an excellently observed shot and I love how the man is holding the umbrella kind of like a trapeze artist on a high wire. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 22, 2020 • 1:35 pm Thanks so much, Carol. Great analogy and it adds to the optical illusion of the shot. 😉 Reply ↓ bluebrightly May 18, 2020 • 9:32 am I can see you were inspired by the Japanese sensibility – fantastic, Jane! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 18, 2020 • 1:07 pm Thanks, Lynn! This was an exciting moment from my hotel room window. 🙂 Reply ↓ bluebrightly May 18, 2020 • 6:00 pm I love that. I remember getting some interesting photos from a hotel window in Las Vegas, of all places. Reply ↓ David May 16, 2020 • 7:38 pm Love the optical illusion. 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 18, 2020 • 7:57 am Thanks, David. It’s funny that I didn’t see it vertically until this posting. 🙂 Reply ↓ plaidcamper May 15, 2020 • 1:52 pm An exciting image, full of delight. Socially distant, quite something in pre-pandemic Tokyo, I’d imagine? Thanks, Jane! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 15, 2020 • 2:07 pm Thanks, Adam. You’re right! In crowded Tokyo, I was amazed that I got this lone person in the crosswalk. I’m happy you like this one. 😊 Reply ↓ paula graham May 15, 2020 • 2:15 am Nothing to say but: Brilliant in every aspect. I am your greatest fan. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 15, 2020 • 9:27 am Paula, That warms my heart. Thank you so much. 💙 Reply ↓ Adrian Lewis May 15, 2020 • 12:28 am This is an absolutely WONDERFUL image, Jane, to me certainly up there with your very , very best. Everything is wonderful, but the tilt of the umbrella – and the fact that the person’s neck and arms show up against one of the crossing’s white bars – makes it perfect. I am certainly envious, I wish this were my shot! 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 15, 2020 • 8:22 am Wow, thank you so much, Adrian! That means a lot coming from you. This was such fun seeing all the pedestrians rushing about with their umbrellas in the rain, but it was this lone man with its graphic feel that really thrilled me. So glad you agree! 🙂 🙂 Reply ↓ harrienijland May 14, 2020 • 11:24 pm I have a weakness for shots from above, but I don’t like drones… The street patterns are great; the person makes it perfect! 🙂 Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 15, 2020 • 8:20 am Thanks, Harrie. Me, too, and this day in the hotel was mesmerizing with the rain and all the people Glad you enjoyed! 🙂 Reply ↓ Peter Klopp May 14, 2020 • 9:00 pm Outstanding capture of the street scene from above, Jane! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 15, 2020 • 8:19 am Thank you, Peter. It was a thrill. Glad you like it. 🙂 Reply ↓ Steve Schwartzman May 14, 2020 • 7:18 pm It’s a very graphic image that lends itself to black and white. Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 15, 2020 • 8:19 am Thanks, Steve. It begged for it, although I was wishing the umbrella was red. 🙂 Reply ↓ Steve Schwartzman May 15, 2020 • 8:47 am Photoshop to the red-scue? Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 15, 2020 • 9:28 am Haha! Not my thing but that would work. Reply ↓ Angela Moyer May 14, 2020 • 5:21 pm Wow! That is an amazing perspective! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 15, 2020 • 8:18 am Thanks very much, Angela. It was fun to shoot from my hotel window. 🙂 Reply ↓ Prior... May 14, 2020 • 4:57 pm Feels like an optical illusion! Great down view shot Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 15, 2020 • 8:18 am Thanks so much, Yvette. It was a thrill to look down in the rain and see all the umbrellas and people. I loved isolating this one. Reply ↓ Prior... May 18, 2020 • 10:37 pm 🙂 Reply ↓ Jordan Hoggard May 14, 2020 • 4:31 pm I full-on resonate with what Robert expressed. The verticality is magical. I know it’s a horizontal scene, though now it is certainly not. Up, down, go right arrows. No reverse gear. Accountability and responsibility out the window as they are naturally assumed. All about workability. “Ok, now what are we going to do about it?” Urban temple steps, and the lift-pull of the umbrella assisting… ditto Robert’s sentiment. Wonderfully magical and secretly alive freezeframe of an image! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 15, 2020 • 8:16 am Thank you so much, Jordan, for your thoughtful comment. In viewing this image, my perception was mainly horizontal but as I said to Robert, all I can see now is vertical! I’m so glad you enjoyed this one– it was a great moment of shooting in this incredible city. Reply ↓ Jordan Hoggard May 15, 2020 • 2:14 pm You are very welcome, Jane. A great moment of shooting in an incredible city coming full-on through in the image. Reply ↓ Robert Parker May 14, 2020 • 4:24 pm Very cool! It almost looks vertical, and like a magic act – – that person is ascending a giant ladder, with the aid of the umbrella. Very striking photo! Reply ↓ Jane Lurie May 15, 2020 • 8:13 am Hi Robert, Great observation and thank you! Since I know the orientation, I didn’t really see that and now I cannot stop seeing it! Up high in our hotel room, it started to rain and there was a flurry of umbrellas and pedestrians and I luckily caught this single person crossing. 🙂 Reply ↓ Robert Parker May 15, 2020 • 8:48 am It’s a great shot. Reply ↓ Love to hear what you think... Cancel reply Enter your comment here... 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