Warmth and passion

Let’s not speak of love, but of warmth and passion; of a crowded city and the young looking for private space to be together. The nights are humid and hot. Pocket parks. The water. And here and there pairs.

I was in the Sakuragicho area yesterday evening with camera and tripod to take those long exposures I enjoy. You can’t see it with the unaided eye, but in the distance the red haze from Tokyo ricochets through the clouds casting a heated backdrop for these young couples. Looking back towards Sakuragicho there were, here and there, benches. And in the cool florescent light warmth.

(There  is minimal editing in these photos. The long exposure has shown me that so much of the world we live in really is painterly, but we’re perhaps too digitized to see it. True, the camera has time to take in and hold more light. However, the next time your out in the evening stop and study the light reflected off the world around you. With the right mindset you’ll see the world painted by light.)

Click the photo for the larger image.


the crossroads, akrenga header


the crossroads, akrenga cropped


akarenga park


akarenga park love


The magic hour

35 Comments on “Warmth and passion

  1. On another note, thanks for stopping by “It Is What It Is” … and the follow. Hope you enjoy your visits. Peace!!


  2. Thank you for “liking” a post of mine. I found you and pushed the follow button. I loved these photographs. Yes, they are so close to painting.I like how you have added people to the cityscapes. This adds another important layer to these photographs.


  3. I realize this is hard work as you say, that’s why I have stopped for a moment and enjoyed your precious photographs. You don’t see much of this high quality pictures on the Web. Will return to refresh my eyes.

    Your original writing style enhances the quality of your posts. Congrats!


    • Thank you so much for the compliments. I really appreciate then.

      Forgive me, I’m on holiday and it’s difficult to navigate and enjoy your blog just now. When I’m settled with a stable connection I’m going to have a nice long read over your blog.

      Have a nice weekend.


  4. This is beautiful~ I love the first image with the Ferris Wheel …and the title is perfect for the post!

    Liked by 1 person

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