This is a drums combo of Vodun Ceremony at Grand-Popo, Benin. the sounds are very attractive though sorry the photo is not able to convey the sound.
I like to photograph approaching to the subject as close as possible. At that time the camera works on my head.
That photographing style might look like a human monopod (maybe ipod?) instead of a tripod. The photo posted was not cropped at all, it's original frame.
We camped at Auberge de Grand Popo at the night. Grand-Popo is a town, situated beside the sea at south-western Benin.
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SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2011-03-03 0:13
vibrant group's picture very good colors and sharpness.
danyy (0) 2011-03-03 0:14
photo sympathique de musiciens africains, on connait leur sens inné du rythme. Il doit y avoir de l'ambiance à l'endroit.
delpeoples (58836) 2011-03-03 2:40
Hello dear Hisashi
I like how you have gotten really close to your sibjects. I feel as if I am standing among them too. The colours and sharpness are beautiful. It is a vivid, dynamic photo. And is it your 300th photo or only 299th? Either way, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-03-03 3:26
As usual, a lovely shot . Nice to see these people enjoying the drums. Very colorful and festive.
adramad (46986) 2011-03-03 4:08
Great composition full of dynamism and joy, with all these staff enjoying the party, the image seems to convey the rhythm and sounds of Africa alive.
Good details and color with optimal management of light.
Have a nice day. Best regards.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-03-03 7:31
An another very interesting shot ion your gallery. Very nice shot too, full of life and... rythm with the attitudes and the xepression of the peoples very well collected.
vasilpro (41619) 2011-03-03 12:27
Wonderful daily life composition, lovely light and colors, excellent POV, beautiful and interesting scene, TFS!
Warm regards, Vasilis.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-03-03 14:07
great atmosphere, the composition is spectacular, superb details and POV, excellent timing, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
avene (12675) 2011-03-03 14:44
considering how heavy the 5D is, I hope your head doesn't hurt too much :) but photo was worth the effort, I like a lot the sense of drama and dynamics added by the wide angle distortion, and, Lisa says, we feel like wer are standing right in the middle of the crowd. great travel photo.
nilotpal_patra (1688) 2011-03-03 22:37
Namaskar Hisashi Yuya,
It is realy, realy a Wonderful Picture. Nice Frame. Nice colour, contrast and sharpness. Nice POV. TFS.
peppe59 (14555) 2011-03-04 9:02
bellissima cattura di vita quotidiana, ottima dinamicità e colori, fantastica qualità.
Cricri (121273) 2011-03-04 10:56
Une belle mise en image de cette ambiance africaine, bonne netteté et couleurs, superbe
bukitgolfb301 (42966) 2011-03-04 14:13
abmdsudi (55658) 2011-03-04 21:18
This is a nice action shot that achieves the potential offered by the subjects. By concentrating on the central group of three drummers who are close together has made a real stronger effect, they are the most lively. Excellent contact with the subjects, and interesting that you have got in the middle where you have the best view of them and where they can see you photographing them. They, in particular the extreme right are lively characters and interact with you and perform for the camera. The drummer in bright red is a strong lead-in visually have succeeded drawing viewers in. Excellent well planned and skilfully captured. Congrats. Best regards
TopGeo (38216) 2011-03-04 23:15
Hello Hisashi! The street musicians! This is a nice action shot that achieves with camera up. The drummers in strong dynamic place a composition with POV colours and details Excellent well planned and skilfully captured. Congrats. Best regards .
corjan3 (2109) 2011-03-04 23:16
Lively, chaotic, interesting township life. One way of coping with poverty. Very well captured.
ktanska (28166) 2011-03-05 11:57
You really got very close on this one and fully captured the heat of the moment. Wide angle distortion works well as a special effect this time. I can imagine the sounds (while actually listening steel pan music from the Caribbean at the moment).
patdeph (35748) 2011-03-05 12:04
a pitty that we can't hear the sound,but the atmosphere is well here,full of lihe,full of dynamism.Very interesting!
danos (99870) 2011-03-06 7:18
nice the snapshot with the drums of Vodun ceremony to be in action as playing with the people to participate in it.Really these kind of photography is difficult and the camera must be hold in the hand of the photographer.I like the traditional mores of this African country.Well done.
paololg (31448) 2011-03-07 11:29
Ciao dear Hisashi,
fantastic image, full of colors and movement! A pleasant testimony of African culture captured with excellent photographic quality. You have photographed the soul of these people. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice day!
s_lush (16438) 2011-03-07 23:02
This dynamic, colorful and highly interesting scene conveys the festive atmosphere at the ceremony. Perfectly good composition, favorable point of view, vivid colors and unbelievably high photographic qualities!
jemaflor (99123) 2011-03-08 11:35
Dymanic shot with all these people playing music, perfect sharpness, a very colourful photo.
Angshu (56760) 2011-03-09 20:06
An image full of vitality...we can almost hear the tom-tom of the small drum they're beating & the rhythm to which they are dancing. A fine improvised style of photographing...camera on your head...will have to try it! Gives you the closeness as well does not appear intrusive by the subjects...only composition is something which is left to chance....in this one works well
Nard (6972) 2011-03-10 1:18
Nice and impressive shot. I like the framing and the close up that gives a little deformation and a rythme to the scene. Well done
siolaw (38292) 2011-03-11 0:29
The dynamic and festive mood is well conveyed here, we almost feel being surrounded by the sound of the drums!
Great to see all these different percussion intruments!
- Copyright: Hisashi Yuya (hispic) (9652)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-01-24
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, RAW @ ISO 640
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2011-03-02 23:45