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Walking around Lake Sai in Japan I came upon all these boats pulled up on the shore. It was about 6 in the morning and there was still some mist on the lake. I wanted to just sit down and drink it all in, which I did for a while before coming back to reality and heading back to the fifty teenagers waiting for me at their English camp…..

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blue, mist, mountains, japan, fog, boats, lake

I’ve been living in Japan now for many years as Teacher of English as a Second Language. My hobbies include photography and I also spend a lot of my free time making ‘machinima’ animation movies. These can be seen on Vimeo

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  • Paul Quixote Alleyne
    Paul Quixote A...over 5 years ago

    This is a beautiful image. The simplicity screams at me. Just a wonderful abstraction with great hues and tones. The rising fogover the water and the obscured mountains are a great backdrop to this well lined up boats.

  • Thanks Paul. I’m glad you like this. It’s one of my favorites so hearing somebody else appreciates this is hugely motivating. I have one other shot taken from a different angle and in an altogether different set of weather conditions which I’ll post sometime in the future.

    – kibishipaul

  • Paul Quixote Alleyne
    Paul Quixote A...over 5 years ago

    It is a great shot and I forgot, I love the title “fune” as well. Post the other shot, I would love to see it.

  • micklyn
    micklynover 5 years ago

    wonderful wonderful work!

  • Many thanks.

    – kibishipaul

  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonover 5 years ago

    very beautiful… love those blues… : )

  • Thanks Mimi. I took quite a few of these, some of which I’ll be posting later when I’ve had chance to sort through them.

    – kibishipaul

  • littlestmonkey
    littlestmonkeyover 5 years ago

    Love this one…..boats, repetitive patterns, mist on water all my favourites and you have them all….very nice shot!

  • Steve Chapple
    Steve Chappleover 5 years ago

    Great use of lines and colour offsets here.

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 5 years ago

    Love the simplicity of composition and the wonderful contrast of the blue boats and lines against the misty lakeview above! Excellent pov!

  • Haydee  Yordan
    Haydee Yordanover 5 years ago

    I like this a lot… I AM A WATER FREAK… Kibi… where are your from?

  • Glad you like it. I’m from England but I live in Japan.

    – kibishipaul

  • chemicalfaerie
    chemicalfaerieover 5 years ago

    This composition is stunning. I love the saturation difference between the boats and the background.

  • Many thanks for your comment. I spent a lot of time by this lake taking shots from various angles. This was one of the few I was happy with.

    – kibishipaul

  • josiem
    josiemover 5 years ago

    beautiful work!

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