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Tsuki-Mi-Cha-Ya
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Published: March 10, 2009
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Tsuki-Mi-Cha-Ya (月見茶屋)

From ancient time we Japanese really love to look at the moon at night and eat something sweet with Japanese tea (ocha), and we call the action as "Tsuki-Mi (月見)".
ChaYa is...uhm....just like Japanese cafeteria.

I've been in Nagasaki for many years but I did'nt know that there was a chaya like this near the Suwa Shrine.

Hope you enjoy :)

Canon EOS 50D
Sigma 18-125mm DC OS
-2~+2EV
Slik Carbon 813EX

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0ird's avatar
0ird|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love all your pictures, especially this one :). I am planning on studying abroad in Nagasaki this spring at the Nagasaki University of Foreign Studies.  I am so excited to see some of the places you have pictures of, and I really want to get a Yukata and go to some festivals.
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Gavrev|Professional Digital Artist
I like this.. reminds me of all those little cosy moments at the shop in Makoto Shinkai's anime "5cm Per Second" *^^*
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RookieMangaka|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really agree with Tankitha
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Tankitha|Professional Artist
I have always been amazed by photographers who have the ability to shoot something that I would deem very ordinary looking and make it into a work of art. You have done this with this shot. It's beautiful. Good job.
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GoHomeThea's avatar
GoHomeThea|Hobbyist Photographer
I love this!
I visited here on my last journey to Japan. So beautiful!
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WindyLife|Hobbyist Photographer
Oh really, have you been to Nagasaki?
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Bellona-Dancer's avatar
I've always loved looking at the moon. In england it scared me when the cresent moon was hanging upside-down, like the grin of a chesire cat, instead of slightly tilted upwards, like in the Dreamworks logo.

Beautiful picture. You really caught the essence. I love it. :)
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Lani-San|Student Traditional Artist
This photo is so beautiful! It feels like a painting. :heart:
I was lucky enough to visit Kyoto and Osaka with my brother last fall, it was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. looking at your gallery really brought back a lot of wonderful memories! Thank you so much for that! :dance:
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WindyLife|Hobbyist Photographer
Oh Autumn is the best season for sightseeing in Kyoto and Osaka!!
Did you enjoyed colored leaves and temples in Kyoto?
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Lani-San|Student Traditional Artist
Yes! it was really pretty. We stayed at a hostel not to far from the Ginkaku-ji and the Philosopher's walk. :heart:
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Luciferyn's avatar
i like looking at the moon too, at night *-*
but...i 'm not japaaneeese ;DD
btw...grat job pal !*_*
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jldyr|Hobbyist General Artist
I'm planning to go to Japan next year, I think I'll look for this place.
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WindyLife|Hobbyist Photographer
Oh but Nagasaki is too far from Tokyo...:D
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jldyr|Hobbyist General Artist
I don't care very much about the cities, I would rather be in the country seeing things. Tokyo will just be a landing point if I can help it.
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myselfonly| General Artist
very nice photo and I like the colors so much! may I ask you,why is there written Georgia to the right? I'm from Georgia and just interested^^
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WindyLife|Hobbyist Photographer
Ahaha, that's the name of can coffee in Japan :D
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myselfonly| General Artist
aa, woah cool! =)
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SAMLIM|Professional Photographer
nice one too...

Hi, how you tweak this effect HDR ?
...any load-in file to share me ?

Very nosstalgia effect....good !
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WindyLife|Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much ;)
I used Photomatix for tone-mapping and Topaz Adjust for enhancing the detail.
After removing noise by NeatImage, blue layer put into lighten and yellow layer put into multiply were applied and controlled the opacity.
Finally the original file size was changed to 1200x800 and was sharpened a bit, then again file size was changed to 750x500.
(the last procedure leads to the good sharpness when shown on browsers.)
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Talatzu's avatar
OH! I stared in amazement! The color and texures here is so outstanding. I don't take photos myself but I have to "fix" those of others now. lol this is new for me o.o
So I am interested to read in the comments that you used 3 different exposures in combination on this image. I do that all the time with my digital paintings but not with photos yet. I didn't realize that could be so successful, this photo does not look too "filtered" or painted-looking. Just very beautiful and very real.
I am very happy to be watching you :w00t:
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WindyLife|Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
Yeah pics with different exposures can be combined easily with some softwares.
I usually use Photomatix and ArtizenHDR :aww:
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Talatzu's avatar
I have Photoshop, so I will try with that. But I have seen many photos by others that are "played with" too much, and it harms the image. So I was afraid to go too far with experimenting. Now I am encouraged to know it can be done skillfully.
XD I will Collect more of your work in days ahead. I can see you are popular here and you must be busy,so you don't have to thank me every time. I wish I was not poor :hmm: and could buy a print! You share so much for free. I feel bad about that.
well then, best wishes to you :rose:
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Great shot Tomo! So well processed...
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WindyLife|Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Tim :aww:
Well recently I shot 3 pics with -2, 0, +2EV.
I found that's the best setting :)
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