Crossing, Tokyo

Categories: Black and White, City Scenes, Monochromia, PhotographyTags: , , , ,


  1. 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.

  2. I can see you were inspired by the Japanese sensibility – fantastic, Jane!

  3. Love the optical illusion. πŸ™‚

  4. An exciting image, full of delight. Socially distant, quite something in pre-pandemic Tokyo, I’d imagine?
    Thanks, Jane!

  5. Nothing to say but: Brilliant in every aspect. I am your greatest fan.

  6. 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! πŸ™‚

    • 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! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  7. I have a weakness for shots from above, but I don’t like drones… The street patterns are great; the person makes it perfect! πŸ™‚

  8. Outstanding capture of the street scene from above, Jane!

  9. It’s a very graphic image that lends itself to black and white.

  10. Wow! That is an amazing perspective!

  11. Feels like an optical illusion! Great down view shot

  12. 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. β€œOk, 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!

    • 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.

  13. 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!

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