A Maiko in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan.
I have been to Kyoto many times during past 10 years, but finally came across a maiko-san there, when my camera was ready too.
The word Maiko literally translates to "dancing child" (mai = dance, ko = child). A Maiko is an apprentice Geisha who must undergo few years of training, where she learns the various arts such as dancing, singing, music etc before she becomes a Geisha.
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siolaw (37568) 2006-04-23 9:39
Hello Shailesh...a nice photo of a nice subject...only missing in sharpness but i like it anyway
All the best
s10001in (0) 2006-04-23 9:42
Nice close up..
but showing Bo-keh (in Japanese Boke) means hazziness near eyes & hairs...
very little PP can make it more effective.
I have already workshoped you photo..
But Cannot post today since already reached today's limit.
I will post ity tomorrow.
Keep it up.
one more thing...I posted Snap of Fuji,,just taking inspiration from your Photo.
Thanks for your photos.
Aazragi (1927) 2006-04-23 9:56
Hi Shailesh D.
Nice close up of a cute doll, composition is nice but the light is little over from top of face. over all very lovely.
Well done and keep it up n up.
My best wishes are always with you.
MissTrish (213) 2006-04-23 15:15
A gorgeous image of a maiko with beautiful colours, I've heard that there aren't many geisha left and also less girls are turning to the art of being a geisha.
Just a small criticism like the other people, the sharpness of the maiko's face isn't as sharp as it could be.
zou (223) 2006-04-23 15:17
I Like contrast beween colors
Klapaucius (623) 2006-04-23 15:22
A beautiful Maiko, with a brilliantly cheery expression on her face. Well captured!
Unfortunately the focus is a bit soft, so I suggest sharpening the image.
Also, you have cropped out a portion of her head, so the framing is not good.
A very good effort, though, let down by some errors.
If you have an uncropped version, or a photo with the whole head, then I would like to see it. :) Also, better focus... but that can be fixed by sharpening the image in editing.
- Copyright: Shailesh Date (shailesh_date) (598)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-22
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss N
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/15 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Geisha and Maiko [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-04-23 9:33