Back to "Kaze no bon" again. The chacteristic of this dance is "elegance" and "modesty", I think. Compared with other dances, for example "Awa Odori", the tempo of dance and rhythm is very very slowly. Accordingly, the image seems to get more "elegance" and "modesty". After each session, all dancer take this pose.
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mirosu (5509) 2012-09-11 2:34
This is beautiful, but where is the face. I can imagine that it is also beautiful. Great light, perfect focusing, clarity and luminosity. Very well done!!!
jhm (122410) 2012-09-11 3:41
A pity that we not see the face, but this is perhaps a part of the dance.
Composition and presentation are excellent taken.
Very well done, TFS.
ourania (12343) 2012-09-11 3:53
Hello dear Takero,
a lovely picture that captures the grace and elegance of the costume and of the dancer's bow. The hat offers a beautiful shape to the composition and a delightful sense of mystery. It's very interesting that we can "see" the bending head behind the hat thanks to the great depth and sharpness of the capture. We even know the dancer's expression from her "elegant and modest" movement. The lighting and the colours are superb. Well done and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
InasiaJones (29324) 2012-09-11 4:02
I don't understand comments that underline your choice of not showing the face; this is what brings so much enigma and a sense of spirituality.
It's beautiful, meaningful and your note explain exactly your approach about this brilliant image.
If all images were showing smiling faces, photography would be a very boring discipline, where creativity would be limited and all photos would be similar... Some people don't have the least sense of esthetic, of innovation, of looking at thing from a different angle.
Conformism is killing the passion.
I salute your work Takero, very personal and stylish. The light is awesome.
uddedge (109) 2012-09-11 6:30
Excellent dof and composition. The colors are so vibrant and I think the hidden face adds a touch of mystery to your photo.
Noel_Byrne (7329) 2012-09-11 9:37
It is an intriguing image, I guess the modesty is in that the girl has her face completed covered by the hat. It does create a very strange and mystical feeling. Again, you have excellent colour, depth and composition, thank you!
leo61 (0) 2012-09-11 9:49
Light,colors and cotrast are great here and it`s an interesting composition seeing this unique hat instead of her face.Good contrast with the blurred background and nice " praying" hands.
holmertz (26906) 2012-09-11 10:21
An unusal but very elegant dress and a very elegant woman wearing it. A well exposed photo with a suitably blurred background.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-12 1:36
Hi Dear Takero,
an amazing photo with very nice composition, the colours and details are splendid, elegant and beautiful photo, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
lpi (4424) 2012-09-12 4:37
Trčs belle composition avec de jolies couleurs et de beaux détails.
Trčs bon shot!
abmdsudi (26215) 2012-09-14 8:30
Pak Takero YTH
Watashitachi toko no pōzu o michibiku tame ni yoi nōto ga sesshon no shūryō-ji ni tetsudzuki no ichibudesuga, kanojo no kao wa, watashitachi ni misuterī o hikiokosu kakusa rete imasu. Bittosutorō wa ishō ni sugureta zentai-tekina kontorasuto o utsu. Kore wa yoku roshutsu shite ori, tōmei-do wa sōdaideari, kireaji ga yoi karāringu de totemo yoidesu. Fesutibaru de no mōhitotsu no subarashī shotto. Omedetō to kyōyū shite itadaki arigatōgozaimasu. .
siudzi (23857) 2012-09-16 10:39
Awesome shot! Her pose is unique and so beautiful. Very elegant and brilliant composition. TFS.
macjake (39227) 2012-09-17 14:47
how cool is this!
a very unique looking photo and scene.
stunningly beautiful colors, and color mix.
the 'hat' has a real shine to it, a glimmer.
a real cultural photo from you :)
from hot and sunny vancouver
aliabazari (10105) 2012-09-21 13:40
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4435) 2012-09-28 16:56
Excellent sharpness! Superb capture on this mysterious lady! i just love the idea that her face was concealed. TFS!
regards from a very cold germany,
kiks (11371) 2012-10-09 6:18
fantastic moment you catch: the vertival hat give a very intersting illusion. Well seen and executed.
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (30063)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-01
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon 1D MKIII, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-11 2:32