Otaru, Hokkaido in Less Colors

Otaru is a city and port in Shiribeshi, Hokkaido, Japan, northwest of Sapporo.

Have been there a couple of times, but never in the right season .

There is a canal there which is said to be romantic – especially in Winter when it is covered with snow.

The canal was also the background of a television series.

I have been playing around with the “Reduce Color” function of a software. The image below has the number of colors reduced from the original color photo.006

The resulting image looks as if the area around the Otaru canal is covered with snow – which is the Winter scene I want.

For comparison, I have also included the original color image.006A

To be able to reduce the number of colors and getting a romantic image is just magical !