Yesterday me and my wife watched 5 Centimeters Per Second. A beautiful anime directed by Makoto Shinkai that tells the story of Takaki and how he has dealt with relationships along his life.
I was once asked by a fellow friend and coworker, why did I prefer to do backgrounds and sceneries instead of "cool" characters and animations. I would probably have had a better answer by just showing him this anime, and what I'd be trying to achieve.
While watching it, I couldn't stop noticing how every shot was beautifully composed. Although some of them had no dialog, they had to exist, they told a story by them selves. I wold like to congratulate every one involved in this project, and I wish to be able to one day participate in such talented team of artists and maybe learn a bit.
Bellow are some random screen shots of the movie. All images belongs to Media Factory.