Secret RiverPhotographer : Takeshi Tomioka Camera used : GR DIGITAL II
I took this photo when our family of three was exploring a small clear stream at Yoro Gorge. The reflections of the green forest filled the river with an almost-scary deep color as we walked slowly along.
This looks like it was a bit of an adventure. Firmly clasping hands, mother and daughter summon up their courage and plunge ahead. The disparity between the dark, mysterious forest and river and the colorful swimsuit and swim tube brought an unexpected smile.(Judge:Kazuyuki Okajima)
There is a good feel to the composition partitioning the image into two parts in the center. The vertical structure fixes the line of sight, strongly reproducing what the photographer wanted to see and communicate.(Judge:Ryo Ohwada)