Uploaded: February 19, 2012


In Japanese, chopsticks are called hashi. They are also known as otemoto, a phrase commonly printed on the wrappers of disposable chopsticks. Te means hand and moto means the area under or around something. Light tent, single diffused tungsten light, Nikkor 24-120mm lens @52mm. ISO 200, 4 secs at f/11.


Carol L. Fowler February 19, 2012

Makes a fantastic abstract work of art- #1444308

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe February 19, 2012

Love the colors and comp. Dave. #9990967

Leslie McLain level-deluxe February 19, 2012

Love your still lifes, Dave. Great design elements. #9990985

Kathy Reeves February 20, 2012

Outstanding image, Dave. Love your style!!! #9991484

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe February 20, 2012

Art deco is the first thing that came to my mind, Monte! Fabulous work! #9992432

Renee Doyle level-classic February 20, 2012

Wonderful exposure and perfect comp Dave!! #9992978

Robert Jensen February 21, 2012

beautifully designed and lit #9994641

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe February 21, 2012

Love those colors and comp, Dave!!! Looks awesome!!!! #9995257

Heather Loewenhardt level-deluxe February 23, 2012

Wonderful bold colour and repeating patterns. #9998701

Robert R. Goodman level-addict February 25, 2012

Hi Dave,The is absolutely beautiful my friend.Excellent clarity and color!!!!! #10001724

Stephen Zacker April 01, 2012

Like your simple, bold and striking still lifes #10070020

Lorna Shutter July 28, 2012

Gee, Dave ... I didn't know you could speak Japanese so well! ... You probably know more words than me! Ha! Ha! I love all of your chopstick images! I think my favourite though is the one with the rice! Fabulous work! Great creativity! :) #10248199

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