A candid picture of a school girl taken at Yasaka-jinja Shrine which is next to the Gion district in Kyoto. A very colorful and lively Shinto Shrine. This school girl had approached me and asked whether I spoke English and where I came from. It is very common to be approached by students in Japan and perhaps other countries of the Far-East, because their teachers want them to improve their foreign languages abilities. So I complied with her desire and
took a couple of pictures.
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barrufeto_77 (28886) 2006-12-20 4:09
The face of the girl is lovely. Excellent contrasts with the background.
partha (14020) 2006-12-20 4:10
A glamour in red. Well chosen background. I like the simple composition and the softness in it.
InasiaJones (31498) 2006-12-20 4:11
This is a stunning portrait, both creatively and technically.
The use of a short focal with the tori repetition is clever and shows your experience. It creates an unbelievable canvas for the girl to stand out. The colour are contrasty but very harmonious. You seize the moment to get a very good one for your portfolio. I really like it.
stefanocer (10642) 2006-12-20 4:15
Great composition lights management and use of depht of field , compliments.
entrelec (8328) 2006-12-20 4:18
Very nice, Izzet, with a perfect balance between colors . This student seems to come out of a backstage; nice moment.
stiginthedump (1823) 2006-12-20 4:25
It's a little soft and maybe the focus was a little off (the necktie looks sharper than the face), but the softness works wells here and she seems to blend into the soft smoothy backcround. Also the red is a very nice contrast to the darker colours of the uniform. I might have cropped off (or cloned) the little square of grey in the bottom right corner as i find it takes away from the contrasting colours.
cengiz (3591) 2006-12-20 4:28
gercekten cok guzel
Tezic (17867) 2006-12-20 4:35
Merhaba İzzet Bey,
Doğal ışığın yandan gelmesi, f/4 tercihi ile harika bir geri plan ve derinliği ile ama en önemlisi en öndeki orange bölümün de kompozisyona dahil edilmesi sayesinde enfes bir portre olmuş... Tebrikler ve teşekkürler...
Sevgiler - Coşkun
Olrik (1645) 2006-12-20 6:40
Nice moment Izzet,
I like how the girl seems to "pop up" from the tori. I like this "blue presence" in the middle of this orange background. Great calm expression too.
PeterDF (419) 2006-12-20 10:09
It's a wonderful photo and a nice note that you added to the photo. It's an interesting contrast between the colors of her school dress and the pillars of this shrine. And her expression is a nice touch, too. Very nicely done!
Cormac (26563) 2006-12-20 10:58
What really makes this an exceptional shot is the orange background, and the way the girl seems to be emerging out of the wall, even though it is just a trick of the optics. Excellent work!
rbassin (18748) 2006-12-20 13:35
Ce fond orangé, avec une progression des plans flous, est un superbe décor pour la mise en valeur de cette jeune fille. Les couleurs sont belles avec une bonne luminosité.
nwoehnl (122) 2006-12-20 13:46
Lovely photo, Izzet, I am glad that you pulled it from your archives and share it with us. Beautiful pose of the girl in between the rhythmic alignment of toriis, and a fine color contrast obtained in the gentle available light.
recepyuksel (17808) 2006-12-20 16:18
Merhaba, haberli bile olsa kişilerin o en rahat ve doğal anını yakalamanız muteşem üstad, elinize sağlık. Saygılar RYuksel
ahmetgedikli (25482) 2006-12-20 17:12
O renklerin, kontrastın arasında sevimli bir duruş, harika bir portre... Selamlar, saygılar.
PJE (20758) 2006-12-20 23:35
Wow Izzet this is very nicely done here. I love the color contrast with the red surroundings.. whether it be curtain or wall. No matter its a great photo!
setenay (7682) 2006-12-21 10:36
Merhaba İzzet Bey,
Her ırkın kendine göre güzelliği var.Bu genç kız da son derece zarif, kibar ve duru güzel.Turuncu fon,lacivert forma ya çok yakışmış.Teşekkürler paylaşımınız için
coco (30439) 2006-12-22 10:24
Merhaba again, Izzet.
I have opened this photo since a few days ago. And until now I haven't had time for return here.
The note is very nice. I like the story of the girl, what adds more value to this portrait.
lasscor (7640) 2006-12-23 14:17
Beautiful face, Blue costume and orange background.
Merry Christmas for you and your family.
Stepan (27210) 2007-01-04 18:08
The compo works pretty well with this strong colors contrast and this graphic background, well captured with a good dof.
Wish you all the best for 2007.
xramm (1831) 2007-01-30 8:59
It is a good composition. TFS
baronb (245) 2007-03-17 6:27
What is on her mind? Very intriguing shot. Good work.
- Copyright: izzet keribar (keribar) (43841)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1998-03-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon F90x, 80-200mm Nikon, Kodak E100VS, 81 a
- Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-20 4:05
- Favorites: 1 [view]