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The overhead landscape: Kiyosumi-shirakawa, Tokyo

Pointing my camera up at the sky on a street corner caught the attention of a little old lady. She stood there for a while watching me before asking me what I was taking a picture of. I showed her the photo on the screen [god, I love the immediacy of digital for the ability to share a vision instantly] and she was quite visibly shocked....

 

'What?? Wow', she said.

 

I asked her if she was a local. She was. She'd lived in the neighbourhood all her life and she'd never thought, once, that the view above her at this corner could be so amazing. She craned her neck to look up too. We both looked up for a bit.

 

'It's the foreigner's eye', I said....

 

She said she'd never look at her own neighbourhood the same way again.

 

That made my week....

 

:-)

 

Nikon D700

Nikkor 20mm f/3.5 AiS

High Contrast monochrome picture control for the Nikon.

 

More shots from this walk online here:

japanorama.co.uk/2011/05/08/photowalk-tsukishima-kiyosumi/

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Uploaded on May 11, 2011