In northen area in Japan there are so many unqie winter festivals. This is to pray village people's health and welfare while fighting snow, coldness and fire. They climbed up tthe timbers which were fired, and they prayed on the top of trees as long as possible. awful and so amzing one ideed. This is held each third Satruday in Jan, this was taken 4 years ago. I will go tommorrow there again---
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emka (82800) 2014-01-16 20:31
hello Takero, I missed your photos of sexy men in Japanese pampers. and they are here, waw! As always, amazing photo fro m winter festival.
Warm regrads from Warsaw covered with snow
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-01-16 21:36
This looks surreal with these men dancing half naked in the smoke. Fantastic, great expressions, and as per usual, well managed and presented.
From a windy and rainy Suffolk, Uk.
jjcordier (77898) 2014-01-16 23:08
Une photo très dynamique de ces hommes participant à ce festival hivernal.
COSTANTINO (58037) 2014-01-16 23:11
impressive presentation of this festival
original version interesting capture
with interesting details and notes
have a nice week end
jemaflor (87453) 2014-01-16 23:22
A Scene well captured, good dynamic result and perfect exposure and also sharpness, interesting composition about this festival.
point-blank (156) 2014-01-16 23:56
Excellent capture, the moment is frozen well and lit really well. Festive mood indeed :)
Noel_Byrne (26137) 2014-01-17 2:06
So that is smoke in this scene? I thought it may be dry ice. Braver men than I to stand like this in a firey location, but I guess that is the idea, ritual danger. A great shot, and I see you are going again, so I look forward to seeing what new captures you get!
Thanks as always
lousat (80004) 2014-01-17 2:38
Hi Takero,magnificent capture of thsis group of crazy men..ehehe.it's very cold but no problem as i can see...ehehe..spectacular moment and the best quality as usual.Have a nice weekend from a rainy Milano,Luciano
jhm (142099) 2014-01-17 2:48
I have now the same lens but the 82mm diameter, this is a wonderful lens.
This is a wonderful picture with a very nice sharpness and colours.
Very well done, TFS.
Giustiniani (3486) 2014-01-17 3:18
une superbe capture avec un très bel effet de clair obscur sur le côté droit qui donne du relief à la photo. Encore une photo avec un beau rendu du mouvement.
Je te souhaite un bon week-end, amicalement,
superb capture with a beautiful Bright Dark effect on the right side which gives relief to the photo. Another picture with a beautiful rendering of movement.
Thank you Takero.
I wish you a good weekend, Regards,
John_F_Kennedy (43299) 2014-01-17 7:17
The action is lovely! Perfect clarity in your image! Great colours and light!
adidas5nb (5673) 2014-01-17 7:30
this is such a brilliant showcase of the japanese tradition.love the very candid frame with great timing and pov.
photoray (12984) 2014-01-17 9:17
Interesting image of the skimpy attired celebrants atop the timbers in a cloud of smoke, dangerous and defiant to winter.
Nicely composed and created,
robmal (1990) 2014-01-17 10:21
Amazing shot with perfect quality and dynamic scene. Your gallery is fantastic, congratulations.
ourania (34583) 2014-01-17 10:42
Hello dear Takero,
an incredible custom presented through an amazing picture. The scene is absolutely fascinating. The tension that looks like trance, the dynamic postures, the upward point of view, the smoke and the side light accentuate the drama this custom evokes in its perception and realization. A very difficult capture, very successful indeed. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great time watching and photographing this year's festival,
Subhogen (4067) 2014-01-18 0:48
This is a marvelous shot! You captured have captured the dymanism of the revelers very well. Excellent timing on this photo. The mood and atmosphere of the festival has been well portrayed through the photo and the note. Thanks for sharing.
Kamilutka (8103) 2014-01-18 20:45
now this is not only good photo but also quite original and a little bit funny. The bunch of guys seem to be sitting on some kind of cloud - it is very different and makes the image stand out from the others. Well captured movement and atmosphere of the moment. Great colors and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
worldcitizen (7327) 2014-01-19 15:00
This is a very dramatic scene. The thick smoke is surrounding the men, and they still stay on top. I hope nobody gets hurt during this ceremony... You did an excellent job capturing the drama. The red bandanas really stand out against the smoke, and the exposure is perfect.
mkamionka (31563) 2014-01-20 14:22
this is an incredible scene here. It is actually hard to imagine what is going on here but it does not matter as the capture is so full of action and atmosphere. You have captured the men in extraordinary poses and they are so well exposed.
yquem46 (38746) 2014-01-20 14:33
An excellent action shot
Well taken when the men are surrounded with smoke
Looks even more enigmatic and strong
have a nice day, best regards
nikkitta (15872) 2014-01-20 15:29
Hola dear Takero
What a plenty of action capture of this so active festival a quite rude one
Well done, exellent shapness as usual
Waiting for new photos of this festival
npecanhuk (68306) 2014-01-21 18:06
Pretty funny-looking picture!
They certainly enjoy and have fun with that!
Special regards to the exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
adores (39286) 2014-02-08 15:22
Another great shot of a festival! I really like this, their poses, surrounded by the smoke. An impressive scene, with so much emotion!
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (37082)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-01-16
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon 1D Mark‡W, Canon 28-70mm f:2.8 (L)
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/60 seconds
- Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-16 18:36