Back to the traditional performing art from the tropical Samba. As you see, the mask for "Noh" is very small compared with the size of face, but this is the characteristic points of "Noh".
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KevRyan (22952) 2010-08-10 6:03
I like the simple geometry and framing of this image which seems to echo something about the Noh performance itself - I would like to see a little more tonal definition in the highlights of the performer's face but a nice image nonetheless.
fanni (14178) 2010-08-10 6:48
you are really very lucky to see and photograph such rare events!
I like this composition, too. If I were in that situation, perhaps I would take hundreds of photos of these participants from all possible points of view - so that later I could choose the best to show :)
it's really very unusual that the mask is so small... and it's also interesting that the colour of the mask matches the colour of the face.
As usual, excellent natural colours and DOF :)
tusharkmandal (3169) 2010-08-10 10:51
My friend now you proved that you are not only genius in gorgeous faces you are also a master of these events.
Great to see it.
Have a nice time
pauloog (11745) 2010-08-10 12:27
Another striking and surprising photo, what a combination of pose, mask and colours...
edge (6070) 2010-08-10 17:39
Hello Takero, Is he supposed to look fierce? He really does. He is also a big man. Beautiful fan in his hand. Another interesting shot from your culutral travels. Great picture. Regards, Roger
emka (67325) 2010-08-10 23:31
Ohayōgozaimasu Takero san,
Very funny mask, too small for a rather big face of the artist. interesting hat, the colourful fan completes the nice composition.
wolf38 (29666) 2010-08-11 4:41
Hello Takero. Man with a mask. A festival offers an infinite number of interesting subjects. With your eye watch you discover ever surprising perspectives. Very nice and worth seeing. Regards, Wolfgang.
abmdsudi (35366) 2010-08-11 7:08
I think this is the same Noh in yr previous posting, but this time he is facing u directly. A colorful cultural event portrayed in spectacular details and sharpness. Marvelous colors and saturation, very appealing shot. thks for sharing
Morac (27419) 2010-08-11 14:09
Another striking and surprising photo.
I like it
adores (32184) 2010-08-11 18:04
Another good portrait, Takero!
And this time a different one, with the mask!Very well framed and very good with the blurred background!
rikko77 (10849) 2010-08-26 6:10
your pics are the most effective and less expensive way of discovering Japanese traditions for those who, like me, live on the other side of the planet. You are doing a great job, photographying all these festivals: great quality pics + interesting notes.
Have a good day!
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (33532)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-07
- Categories: Event
- Camera: Canon 1D MKIII, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-08-10 5:31