Going Down

One random thing I noticed in regards to escalator etiquette in Japan: In Tokyo, people stand on the left and walk on the right. In Osaka, its the opposite: people stand on the right and walk on the left. Weird, its almost like Osaka is Tokyo’s opposite. The ying to Tokyo’s yang.

August 6, 2009 | 16 comments
Abstract D700 Japan

EXIF: Aperture: ƒ/6.3 | Exposure bias: -2/6EV | Focal length: 15mm | ISO: 200 | Shutter speed: 1/15s |

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16 comments

  • Frank on 06.08.2009 @ 13:36

    Great lightscene here. Perfect symmetry.

  • Otto K. on 06.08.2009 @ 14:26

    Really like this composition and perspective.

  • Ian on 06.08.2009 @ 23:30

    Absolutely fantastic!!

  • pernilla on 07.08.2009 @ 01:15

    Wonderful lines and light! Excellent work.

  • Klaus on 07.08.2009 @ 04:44

    Amazing the lines and lights ... good POV

  • Shawn F on 07.08.2009 @ 08:20

    Wow! It's like a peek into the future. Also, love the sense of solitude.

  • Jeaux on 07.08.2009 @ 08:52

    Seductive but cool. Very nice.

  • rian on 07.08.2009 @ 14:01

    that's a keen observation.. :) and this is a superb shot, i really like the dark contrasty look of this image, it makes the light really pop out.. nice work! :)

  • Laszlo on 08.08.2009 @ 04:00

    Absolutely perfect!

  • Jaol on 08.08.2009 @ 16:10

    Love symmetry and lines, it's technically perfect. And weird yes. I'd never heard of this custom in Japan.

  • bluechameleon on 09.08.2009 @ 21:24

    Impressive shot! Love the light and reflections.

  • grapf on 11.08.2009 @ 01:12

    Great lines again! I love this blue curves leading downstairs.

  • Omar on 12.08.2009 @ 12:27

    This is awesome. Wonderful light lines and a lot deepness.

  • P.J. on 22.08.2009 @ 21:38

    That is very cool. Good setting and framing.

  • MQPhoto on 26.03.2010 @ 19:08

    This one is very cool man. Awesome job

  • Tommytheduck on 15.01.2012 @ 21:54

    Seriously... You could do a book on stairs and escalators.