A huge task for a little lady! I snapped this old lady sweeping leaves in the grounds of the Golden Temple (Kinkakuji) in Kyoto, Japan.
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3 Days in Kyoto
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sam (897) 2003-01-07 13:45
Great spontaneous travel portrait. I like that you've included the iconic Golden Temple in the background for context, but didn't let it overwhelm the scene. Very subtle. You caught a good moment of the woman in action, plus the chaos of the leaves everywhere. It really tells a story and gives a strong sense of place, which are the criteria for a good travel photo. My only wish is that her face was a bit brighter and more visible. I think the whole image could use a bit of brightening (curves) and saturation in photoshop.
adam (860) 2003-01-08 1:42
This incredible, classic Japanese autumn foliage provided a great opportunity for you to capture a beautiful scene, and you most certainly took it. I like how you were able to get the temple in the background as well.
olirey (193) 2006-05-11 8:40
The background is wonderful, with this chinese roof emerging from the trees. At the same time, it distract a bit the view from the woman. Could you have taken this picture from below, so that the person was partly seen with the sky in background. Or with a smaller depth of field so that the person detach herself more from the background
- Copyright: Martin Bailey (Bayleaf) (1484)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2001-11-19
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 100QD, 35-105 f/4.5-5.6 Ø58, Fuji Provia
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Japan - 3 Days in Kyoto
- Theme(s): Trees & Leaves [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-01-07 8:34
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