September 19, 2013

Spiral Staircase, Tokyo

Photograph by Tomoyasu Chida, Your Shot

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When Tomoyasu Chida was shooting photos near the Koenji shrine in Tokyo, the Your Shot contributor got a surprise: the sudden appearance of a woman's face near the top of a spiral staircase. "At that moment, it seemed like she was part of the polka dots," Chida says.

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22 comments
Shannon T
Shannon T

The ladies head peeking over is the best part of this photo especially since it wasn't planned. Great timing Chida.

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

This really is quite something, once you look at it closely, you see the dynamics of this photo.

Wonderful job Tomoyasu!    Just Wonderful.  The lady's hat making her head appear in a perfect circle was essential. Her place on the staircase, perfect. I love the lines too, everything is just right.

Gervis Anthony Menzies Sr.
Gervis Anthony Menzies Sr.

A big thank you for your service to the World informing and educating us for generations to come. You are the best of the best

Georges Green
Georges Green

Amazing photo.  I would have the ability of the best photographers. But I'm only a newbie.

Emi Saito
Emi Saito

αカフェのlemonadeと申します。初めまして。

Photo of the Dayの掲載、おめでとうございます!!

私も一度、浅草の水あめの写真がDaily Dozenに載ったことがあります(私の場合は、ほとんどまぐれなのですが・・)。

ナショジオにもギャラリーがありますので、よろしければ覗いてみて下さい。

Nini P.
Nini P.

Wonderful shot at the right moment!

Mac So
Mac So

千田さん、おめでとうございます〜☆

Ankur Ankxy Ghosh
Ankur Ankxy Ghosh

awesome picture , it never hit me as some stair !!!

Till the time I didnt open the pic , I appeared to me as some abstarct picture 

Awesome work Nat Geo --- eres la maravilla !!

Gary Conn
Gary Conn

Tomoyasu Chida:  A woman animates a photo of polka dots in architecture.

Chida's photographs are neo-classical and modernist.  These are graphical representations taken from the nature of people and large structures found in the urban area. 

Photographed using a wide-angle lens,  the images are balanced, asymmetrical compositions, and often are abstract  —  a difficult accomplishment for any photographer. 

1 photo from the gallery is exceptional:  There is an asymmetrically composed nightime photograph of sacred Mt. Fuji;  'Mmidnight Blue'  Photo by Tomoyasu Chida —  http://on.natgeo.com/1b7JcOD 

Gary

Sandip Dey
Sandip Dey

Lines, patterns, and Black/White execution ! And, does the woman add to the photo ? Yes. 

It's this, little something element, that takes the photo to a higher level.  Great job !!

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