2009 will end up 6 hours more in Japan right now.
This year I go around and trouble in mainly Tokyo and near regions and take many shots for various festival, events and so on. Almost of all are very interesting, attractive and unforgettable memories and recollections. Among them, however, "samba carnival" is one of the most impressive occasion for me this year. That is why I choose this shot as a last shot in 2009. Many thanks for your support and cooperation for this year. Have a nice new year 2010 to all friends in TE!
PS. I got another sanction from TE(excessive thanks?) so I cannot make comment on your new work until 6 Jan. very regrettable and sorry for my absence.
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fanni (14381) 2009-12-31 7:40
I like this very vivid, lively, enthusiastic shot! very dynamic and full of life :)
Excellent technical quality, as always in your work (I guess it was very difficult to find the right exposure so that the white feathers wouldn't be too overexposed!).
Wishing you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR from very snowy cold Stockholm!:))
and see you in 2010!
Ps. maybe you shouldn't write so many "thank you" messages? We all understand that it is impossible to thank ALL those who write comments!
ikeharel (59461) 2009-12-31 9:01
The usual hobby of yours : Faces & expressions, Excelent take.
P.s. Let's agree that we don't have to post many "thank-you" notes - so agreed btween us that by puting a "useful" mark is just an acknowledge of gratitude to the other member - if this will reduce sanctions...
eversmile (11636) 2010-01-01 3:10
Hi Takero! Happy New Year!
I see that you had reserved the most pretty of the dancers for the last day of the year... to end on a high note. That's well chosen because the model is really gorgeous; and the picture is brimming with energy and dynamic. The colors are good, with a lovely green bokeh that is matching well the brown body of the samba dancer. Regarding the technical difficulties to realise such a shot with a good sharpness and timing, you achieved a very good job!...
skippy007 (12510) 2010-01-01 22:48
Hello Takero, The festive mood is well captured with this shot of excellent quality. The blur is very effective with the sharpness exactly where it should be, face & in particular her eyes. Excellent capture the expressive face is well captured in fine detail
Best wishes for the New Year, I think we were some of the first to see it arrive.
cyborg83 (4515) 2010-01-12 22:55
what can I say?? Nice dress :)
The glance is amazing and the girl - hot and sexy!
weetrees (15) 2010-01-13 1:13
interesting shot with a couple of things to hold the eye :)
good colour balance with DOF being handled brilliantly
Well captured moment
she really looks to be enjoying herself
mkamionka (31193) 2011-01-31 6:22
I like very much this costume. Simple yet very elaborate.
Nice portrait with great smile and very pleasantly blurred background,
Noel_Byrne (25670) 2014-12-30 8:48
This woman's smile is beautiful and it has added so much to the picturem that she made such direct eye contact as it makes the photo so personable. The light is perfect and the way her reaching arm partly obscures her mouth adds an element of mystery. A very beautiful picture.
Thanks as always, and best wishes for 2015
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (36678)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-08-29
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon 1D Mark‡W, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM, 77 mm CPL
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-12-31 0:43