As I got ready to take the shot, the geisha was in a straight posture looking directly at me. Suddenly, noticing that I was about to take a picture, she gave a shy smile and decided to glance in, what I assume to be, a pocket mirror.
The location is a bridge near the Geisha Gion in the heart of old Kyoto.
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tyro (19774) 2013-08-16 3:25
First of all, Welcome to TrekEarth! I hope you enjoy this site as much as I have over the last few years - it is a wonderfully friendly site and I believe that I have learned a lot about photography here (though it's not always obvious in my pictures!) as well as an awful lot about different places and people in our wonderful World.
I had a look at your last picture and I see that you have obviously "taken on" just what Carlos so helpfully said in his critique of that picture. This one is very much better, the geisha standing out beautifully and sharply against her nicely out of focus background. You have also managed to include only a small part of the overly bright sky - not all pictures actually need to have sky in them after all - and the colours and sharpness are delightful.
A very nice shot and an interesting note too. Street photography isn't easy and you've done very well in this one!
P.S. Thank you for your kind words about my most recent picture too!
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-08-16 5:39
hello Raz ~
I love the charm of this shot ~ the center of attention and easily the most beautiful thing in this urban landscape is an apparition of the past. She is absolutely lovely. The other women might look to her for a little inspiration in their appearances ;)
What a special capture ~ thanks for sharing!
pajaran (50518) 2013-08-16 7:23
Lep pogled na gospodju u narodnoj nosnji ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazana gospodja i narodnoj nosnji.
Sve najbolje za vikend.
Nice view of the lady in traditional costume ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, beautiful lady and shown folk costume.
All the best for the weekend.