This photo was taken on August 15th, 2010 in Tokushima City, Japan. The event was a the local NHK studios in Tokushima. Several dance groups performed Awa Odori festival, which is held in the center of the city usually from the 12th to 15th of August.
The dancer here was part of a large group of musician and dancers both male and female.
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Suppiluliuma (3913) 2010-08-16 23:03
My first reaction was related to the size of the picture: Is it because of the settings of my PC, I don't know, but its small size makes it difficult to analyse the details.
The pose is wonderful and very aesthetic, IMHO.
I would suggest using a slightly larger crop no to crop the red top of the belt on the left, and a larger aperture to have a shallow DOF to avoid showing the details of the wall & trees behind.
Thanks for sharing.