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Pay phones at the Tokyo Narita airport. This is the very first shot I took upon landing in Japan. I cant wait to go back! In my 2 weeks in Japan – I never saw one person using a pay phone, yet they are everywhere. This is obviously due to the Japanese love for their keitais. So why the payphones continue to exist is a mystery.

October 10, 2009 | 34 comments
D700 Japan

EXIF: Aperture: ƒ/3.5 | Exposure bias: -2/6EV | Focal length: 31mm | ISO: 200 | Shutter speed: 1/20s |



34 comments

  • minimodi on 10.10.2009 @ 15:11

    great repetition effect and i like how the greens stand out. the wall also make an interesting pattern in the background - well seen and captured!

  • David H-W on 10.10.2009 @ 16:31

    This is a stunner! Lovin' those colours and composition!

  • yz on 10.10.2009 @ 16:44

    cool light and processing

  • terrorkitten on 10.10.2009 @ 17:20

    so clean, feels clinical. I do like it!

  • Devyn on 10.10.2009 @ 18:43

    It is very interesting how the bases aren't all lined up. Love the lime green.

  • sherri on 10.10.2009 @ 23:42

    Seems odd that there are so many things out of place and yet it all seems like such a perfect lineup. I like those two splashes of green.

  • Klaus on 11.10.2009 @ 01:27

    amazing lightning and well choosen format

  • fabrizio on 11.10.2009 @ 02:39

    very expessive colors nice contrast

  • Felix on 11.10.2009 @ 02:42

    Good colors and composition. I like it.

  • Oscar on 11.10.2009 @ 02:47

    Nice composition. Is very original. And Gorgeous colours

  • Claus Petersen on 11.10.2009 @ 04:23

    This is really a rare site in this modern age of the cellphone.

  • don on 11.10.2009 @ 08:23

    A fine shot to notice and shoot. The two brightly colored phones are very eye-catching (as intended no doubt), but interesting that they don't seem to be used.
    Probably a victim of the cell phone.

  • MARIANA on 11.10.2009 @ 10:27

    Super shot . You make me curious about green ones . PS-ed or real green ?

  • faisal on 11.10.2009 @ 10:46

    Thanks!

    @MARIANA: Its real green. I keep my pp to the very minimum these days. The two green phones are different in that they take credit cards and the other take phone cards.

  • rian on 11.10.2009 @ 12:38

    these phone booths seem to be very japanese to me.. :) maybe they keep it for the old timers.. :)

  • Tayab on 11.10.2009 @ 15:10

    nice colour and comp...something very graphic in its arrangement

  • pernilla on 11.10.2009 @ 15:44

    Superb shot! I like all the details that breaks the perfect line. The two green ones, the missing phone directory and the bases that seems to move.
    Just perfect!

  • Sylvain on 11.10.2009 @ 16:20

    Nice capture and good description ;)

  • Krista on 11.10.2009 @ 19:48

    Great shot! These are nearly extinct here... Everyone has a cell phone now.

  • joshi daniel on 12.10.2009 @ 06:57

    the green color is very attractive among all!

  • MARIANA on 12.10.2009 @ 08:12

    Thanks . That is very neat idea :) Super !

  • jelb on 12.10.2009 @ 13:16

    Bonsoir,
    A good idea..great light and details..bravo!

  • ROB on 13.10.2009 @ 04:54

    What stikes me immediately is the size of the phone books underneath. This is Toyko! Those phone books must been for Narita itself.

    And on the green phones that take credit cards - this is Japan...there are almost no credit cards accepted.

  • Pierre C. on 13.10.2009 @ 09:35

    Nice shot, bravo!

    Pierre C.

  • Otto K. on 13.10.2009 @ 13:14

    cool. that green just pops out at you. :)

  • bluechameleon on 13.10.2009 @ 14:45

    "One of these is not like the other"...no, make that 2. A very cool shot! Nice find and wonderfully processed and presented!

  • John on 13.10.2009 @ 15:17

    Interesting image, I like the contrast between the perfectly ordered segmented background and the uneven line of phone bases. Great colours and metallic feel.

  • Arjan - PlasticDaisy on 13.10.2009 @ 16:43

    Someone stole one of the yellow pages! :) Great shot!

  • crash on 14.10.2009 @ 06:54

    the lime green ones give the impression you could call someone else ... like the Wizard of Oz!

  • hoi on 15.10.2009 @ 08:33

    Pay phones = germ(ness)! Nice shot and cool colors!

  • elena on 15.10.2009 @ 10:36

    fantastic shot

  • Laszlo on 19.10.2009 @ 04:03

    Such a cool shot. So simple but yet so powerful. This is one of my favorites among the ones you've posted.

  • Omar on 19.10.2009 @ 09:09

    I would prefer the green one. Nice one

  • LightningPaul on 20.10.2009 @ 16:28

    Super cool image. I love it.