The second of four photos for my wife, a wise student of tea (茶道)
Good use of color and depth-of-field. I would try cropping a bit tighter to the cups.
27 Jan 2009 5:03am
very calm. I like this atmosphere.
27 Jan 2009 5:39am
YES! Very calm and colorfull image.
27 Jan 2009 6:58am
very calm and soothing, tea is good for a variety of reasons! =D Lovely colors!
27 Jan 2009 7:01am
A very strong shot with perfect DOF. I am having a cup of (english) tea right in front of me...
27 Jan 2009 7:05am
very good, great sense of place
27 Jan 2009 8:56am
I really envy the people who´s got the patient for tea ceremony ...
I find it really boring !
The shot really shows the calm process .
27 Jan 2009 9:35am
The red of the mat is very striking.
The cups are exquisite!
And the nature just beyond is very calm and serene.
27 Jan 2009 11:21am
So much zen in one shot
27 Jan 2009 11:42am
Wow, what a fantastic composition ... I like the view through the window as much as the set table!
27 Jan 2009 2:08pm
What a delight! Beautiful angle and colours... the slightly blurred scenery is such a wonderful background! Enjoy this very much.:-)
27 Jan 2009 2:37pm
have a tea with a good friend ... its like a dream:)good job...really good
27 Jan 2009 2:58pm
Simple, but really beautiful!
27 Jan 2009 3:42pm
What a wonderful compositon! I really love.
27 Jan 2009 4:05pm
Splendid sense of design and mood – it is so still and quiet that the light itself is quiet and casts only the faintest of shadows. Lovely!
27 Jan 2009 4:11pm
épurée, contrastée entre le rouge violent et la couleur miel de sur la table, trois tasses qui correspondent aux tentes des arbres et qui en sont l'écho, belle composition.
27 Jan 2009 4:51pm
You have directed the viewer's eye directly to the focal point ... all the while providing a beautifully textured foreground and a hint of what lies in the distance. Simple and elegant ...
27 Jan 2009 4:56pm
i love this! - so bright, open, and direct...
27 Jan 2009 6:50pm
I have to confess that I only drank English tea for many many years, then my daughter introduced me to Green and Jasmine teas when she went to Hong Kong. The art of drinking tea is now something to be cherished and to be taken slowly.
27 Jan 2009 8:16pm
A composition at the height of the solemnity of the ritual, DoF is impressive of clearness, and I like the opening towards the outside world of the scene Bravo ;)
27 Jan 2009 8:36pm
Apart the master comp, I like the light balance, white but warm light :)
The cups are inviting...
27 Jan 2009 8:37pm
Lovely colours and the simple composition is very effective.
27 Jan 2009 9:07pm
Great point of view in this classy image.
27 Jan 2009 10:05pm
A simple, perfectly descriptive image, that puts across an understanding of the exquisite nature of god tea.
28 Jan 2009 12:07am
Even without a description you would know where this shot was taken.
28 Jan 2009 12:25am
great shot...I love the light, bokeh, and composition:)
28 Jan 2009 2:11am
thanks for all your comments. I am running behind on aminus3 and catching up on other comments, but saving your blog... it's my tendency to save my favourite things for last so that they can be fully savoured and appreciated :-)
very nice depth of field, linear composition and tones in this shot.
28 Jan 2009 4:28am
nice composition. Its simplicity makes it strong. It suggests a lot. I really like it.
28 Jan 2009 6:25am
So significant to have rituals to observe. Civilization is the poorer for missing them.
28 Jan 2009 3:53pm
My daily tea ceremony is the complete opposite of your picture- I brew some strong oolong during lunch in a coffee mug, and I gulp it down before I drive home from work so it would keep me awake on the road.
29 Jan 2009 8:55am
This is a very representative image for what the "tea ceremony" is meant to be.....simplicity, but so elegantly rendered!
30 Jan 2009 3:08am
a typical image from Japan perfectly rendered.
First the light is superb. The use of the deep of field is perfect. Composition is neat. A really pleasant picture.
30 Jan 2009 9:59pm
A beautiful image of Japan. The image is cut in half, outside and inside. I usually prefer an other ratio but the rules can be broken...
2 Feb 2009 1:34am
Very pretty and a cute title as well! I am not so good the title creation aspect of photography.
2 Feb 2009 6:14am
@Nicole: Thanks for the visit and comment. Actually I really don't like the title part of photography. I always just sit there thinking "well, I don't know......"
Elegant and peaceful
4 Feb 2009 3:06am
Your pics have always a peacefull mood... I like them so! Colours are always balanced! And what a light! Gambatte!
25 May 2011 8:12am
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