This is from another famous festival in Tokyo ; "Sanja" (in Asakusa) at the second weekend of May. At that Saturday around 100 portable shrines are carried around that area. One day before, that means Friday, this procession is perfomed. 10 girls with pure white powder wears headcap and wing of the egret and dance like the egret. Dance is rather unique but costume is quite interesting like this.
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ciakgiak (30411) 2010-05-15 6:05
the details on the face of the first girl are perfect, this is a very clear image with an interesting subject, the festivals are always occasions to take splendid images like this one! I like a lot the management of the DOF and the perfect quality.
xramm (1831) 2010-05-15 6:08
This is really good composition, the only thing I ve to say is that maybe background textures is not suitable to your frame, may be it can be tried another angle ,the gap between the most left girl and girl in the middle little distracts the eyes. But Colors and postures are good in composition.
Kofman (2358) 2010-05-15 6:22
comme d'habitude tu nous montres les photos magnifiques , cette fois ci d'un autre festival, d'Asakusa.
La jeune fille est très concentrée et appliquée dans la tache qu'on lui donne.
leo61 (0) 2010-05-15 6:54
She looks very interesting with the artificial white hair and the strange head.
Great DOF and good composition with her a bit out of the center.
Juzo (4345) 2010-05-15 7:49
A most intersting cultural experience, the costumes are haunting and beautiful. You have captured a strong essence of stoic tradition and reserved emotion. The compostion is well done, very balanced, with the woman at the front, her face steals lightens the image and the two others support the symmetry of the shot.
Great work again, fascinating.
Have a great weekend,
pauloog (11747) 2010-05-15 8:27
Another good festival photo, with good focus on the central lady and her companions behind still visible and contributing to the composition.
mauro61 (52623) 2010-05-15 8:31
bello il primo piano concentrato sulla ragazza così perfettamente truccata da sembrare quasi indossare una maschera.
Ottima la sfocatura sugli altri due volti.
holmertz (41045) 2010-05-15 8:40
At a quick glance these dresses remind me of those worn by the American Ku Klux Klan, but this is indefinitely nicer and more peaceful. I like the white "hair" and white clothes against the almost pink skin and the carefully painted red lips and the little red dots at the eyes.
UlfE (14641) 2010-05-15 11:46
A wonderful shot with a perfect focus on the girl in the middle. The blurred background is really good and I enjoy how your could see every hair of her wig. Excellent lighting and colours. TFS and have a nice day!
omerozden (1259) 2010-05-15 13:11
long time no see..
this looks like a scene fnom a film.
edge (6070) 2010-05-15 17:57
Hello Takero, Lovely ladies dressed in beautiful attire and interesting hairlike headpieces. Your pricipal figure is a beautiful young lady and you have captured an excellent portrait of her with this picture. I like the fact that you have concentrated on only one specific face as it gives more depth to the picture. Regards, Roger
abmdsudi (43530) 2010-05-16 2:17
vivid capture on the main interest here even the strand of 'hair' is clearly viasible. i like the pink make-up color well blended with the dominating white color. good shot, tfs
peppe59 (14551) 2010-05-16 3:37
a lot many beautiful these customs and these girls. The light is perfect. It compliments.
SWEETFREEDOM (22724) 2010-05-16 6:09
interesting and origilan costume and nice portrait.
Excellent colors and sharpness.
worldcitizen (6975) 2010-05-16 13:09
These costumes are beautiful and interesting. I like your focus on the girl in front, with the other two girls slightly blurred in the background. Japan has so many great festivals! I was able to visit the Gion Matsuri many years ago, and also participate in some dances for the o-bon festival.
korbee (6617) 2010-05-18 10:42
The kind of photo one can find in National Geographic,interesing photo and focussing Takero.
yquem46 (38734) 2010-05-19 9:12
Another good shot in your series on the various japanese festivals. Plenty of details and high quality image
Have a nice day
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (35938)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-05-14
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon 1D Mark‡W, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM, 77 mm CPL
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-05-15 5:49
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