Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Tsuki-Mi-Cha-Ya by WindyLife Tsuki-Mi-Cha-Ya by WindyLife
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

:icondonotplz::iconusemyartplz:

All Rights Reserved

© WindyLife

• My pictures are not stocks.
• You can not use this picture without my permission. For any use, send me a note or a mail to ask me.
• This picture may be posted on the others sites and blogs in follow conditions :
- Credit given to "トモ フォトグラフィ", "Tomo Photography", "WindyLife" or "windylife.deviantart.com"
- A link has to be placed in order to link back to the original picture
• Notice again, if you put this pic in your sites or blogs, send me a note or comment!!
Add a Comment:
 
:icon0ird:
0ird Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  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.
Reply
:icongavrev:
Gavrev Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  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" *^^*
Reply
:iconrookiemangaka:
RookieMangaka Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really agree with Tankitha
Reply
:icontankitha:
Tankitha Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  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.
Reply
:icongohomethea:
GoHomeThea Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this!
I visited here on my last journey to Japan. So beautiful!
Reply
:iconwindylife:
WindyLife Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh really, have you been to Nagasaki?
Reply
:iconbellona-dancer:
Bellona-Dancer Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
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. :)
Reply
:iconlani-san:
Lani-San Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  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:
Reply
:iconwindylife:
WindyLife Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh Autumn is the best season for sightseeing in Kyoto and Osaka!!
Did you enjoyed colored leaves and temples in Kyoto?
Reply
:iconlani-san:
Lani-San Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  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:
Reply
:iconluciferyn:
Luciferyn Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
i like looking at the moon too, at night *-*
but...i 'm not japaaneeese ;DD
btw...grat job pal !*_*
Reply
:iconjldyr:
jldyr Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm planning to go to Japan next year, I think I'll look for this place.
Reply
:iconwindylife:
WindyLife Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh but Nagasaki is too far from Tokyo...:D
Reply
:iconjldyr:
jldyr Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  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.
Reply
:iconmyselfonly:
myselfonly Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010   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^^
Reply
:iconwindylife:
WindyLife Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahaha, that's the name of can coffee in Japan :D
Reply
:iconmyselfonly:
myselfonly Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010   General Artist
aa, woah cool! =)
Reply
:iconsamlim:
SAMLIM Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Professional Photographer
nice one too...

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

Very nosstalgia effect....good !
Reply
:iconwindylife:
WindyLife Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  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.)
Reply
:icontalatzu:
Talatzu Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
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:
Reply
:iconwindylife:
WindyLife Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  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:
Reply
:icontalatzu:
Talatzu Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
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:
Reply
:iconscooter-tim:
scooter-tim Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
Great shot Tomo! So well processed...
Reply
:iconwindylife:
WindyLife Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Tim :aww:
Well recently I shot 3 pics with -2, 0, +2EV.
I found that's the best setting :)
Reply
:iconscooter-tim:
scooter-tim Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
I've been using 5 pics: -4, -2, 0, +2, +4 - and I'm happy with the results from that... it's a bit of a hassle to set up, but MUCH easier on the 50D than the 400D!!
Reply
:iconwindylife:
WindyLife Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh as well I use similar setting in night shot!
Sakura at night was shot by 5 pics like that :aww:
Reply
:iconthe-inertia-movement:
the-inertia-movement Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009   Photographer
wow, the colours really come through, the lighting is incredible!!!
i love how the building seems really old fashioned and then there's bright and colurful frinks machines outside :D
Reply
:iconwindylife:
WindyLife Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yup, the combination of new and old fasion :aww:
Reply
:iconsayuari:
Sayuari Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Japanese :3 <3 Japanese :3 <3 <3 I want to live in Jaaaapan !!
Reply
:iconwindylife:
WindyLife Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahaha, so someday you will :D
Reply
:iconsayuari:
Sayuari Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
sure :3 xD
Reply
:iconmogasaki:
Mogasaki Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Student Digital Artist
It gives such a sense of casualty and serenity. It makes me want to stop what I'm doing and sit down and have a tea while relaxing and enjoying the scenery. I can picture the smell of the trees and sound of the birds. :)
Reply
:iconwindylife:
WindyLife Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww thank you so much for your comment :aww:
Yup I completely agree with you, the place is suitable for what you say :D
Reply
:iconrouter-jax:
Router-Jax Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Student General Artist
At first glance, I thought it was a HD 3D rendition but it's actually a photo! :omfg:

Interested in game development art, I was drawn to this image thinking it was for something like that or.. But turned out it's an actual photo after all. :O Hard to believe a photo can look like this...
You sir, are a great photographer. :)
Reply
:iconwindylife:
WindyLife Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Ohh thank you so much, I'm really pleased with your comment :hug:
Reply
:iconchrisntheboat:
chrisntheboat Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful Tomo, this is such a great composition
color and lighting is perfect:sun:
Bravo:)
Reply
:iconwindylife:
WindyLife Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, thank you so much mate!! :hug:
Reply
:iconchrisntheboat:
chrisntheboat Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a pleasure good friend..i always learn from your photos..
it is like my own National Geographic of Japan:nod: thank you
Reply
:iconwindylife:
WindyLife Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww thanx mate again! :hug:
Reply
:iconchrisntheboat:
chrisntheboat Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aye!
Reply
:iconebilashley:
EbilAshley Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Student Photographer
sigh japan... TT
hi, long time no see haha
Reply
:iconwindylife:
WindyLife Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh........
I had a friend named as Ashley previously....
You have same name....amazing...

:rofl:
Reply
:iconebilashley:
EbilAshley Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Student Photographer
ahhh icic,, she's toooo busy with her uni works. Man it's seriously hectic everyday. I miss dA, i dint take pics for so long. Oh yeah i have bro who shares the same name as urs. pls dont tell me u're the imposter!!! xDD
Reply
:iconwindylife:
WindyLife Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm not the imposter!!! :iconangryplz:
Genuine TOMO!! :chainsaw:
Reply
:iconebilashley:
EbilAshley Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Student Photographer
imposter imposter!!! u're the imposter of jinseinokaze!! HA!!
Reply
:iconsametimenxtyr:
sametimenxtyr Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
HDR ? Very beautiful image, Tomo!! :+favlove: :+fav:
Reply
:iconwindylife:
WindyLife Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yup :aww:
Thank you Koni! :D
Reply
:iconsametimenxtyr:
sametimenxtyr Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
My pleasure, you're photography is quite outstanding!
Reply
:iconpasuw:
pasuw Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009   Artist
Good work~
I want to go there >3<
Reply
:iconwindylife:
WindyLife Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh do come here!
I'll treat you something sweet!! xD
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
March 10, 2009
Image Size
504 KB
Resolution
750×500
Link
Thumb

Stats

Views
8,244
Favourites
430 (who?)
Comments
159