In Japan at the middle of Nov. we have custom that girl at 3/7 age and boy at 5 age go to shrine for praying thier well growth and health in kimono/hakama (Japanese traditional clothes). This year 14/15 Nov. fell on the peak of this 753 ceremony. The sisters were born in two successive years, the elder one is 7 years old and today's leading character. The younger one seems to admire her sister and be diffident at the back of her. But never mind, next year is your turn and you will wear this kimono and get a spot-light here as same as your sister.
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ciakgiak (30329) 2009-11-22 1:48
Hello dear Takero,
this is a very beautiful double portrait with an amazing expression of the two sisters, they are really lovely and your image is technically perfect, the colours and the sharpness are perfect.
Have a great Sunday you too my dear friend.
holmertz (26906) 2009-11-22 1:54
A very nice study of the two girls, one "tall" and traditional, the other small and modern. I guess this shows very well how the ultra modern Japanese society is deeply rooted in traditions.
jhm (122410) 2009-11-22 1:57
Hello Dear Takero,
I agree with the the previous writer, this is a very beautiful double portrait with an amazing expression of the two sisters.
Sharpness and clarity are very nice.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice sunday,
kloppenborg (975) 2009-11-22 2:20
Hi Takero. Thanks for sharing this great picture. It's an interesting story and you've caught the girls expressions excellently. They look both proud, shy and excited. Some lovely girls for sure.
Very nice, crisp quality of the pic.
Ola_Kwiatek (0) 2009-11-22 3:19
Amazing girls, wonderful scene, nice colors. Good take.
sultana (2101) 2009-11-22 13:18
I love those girls smiling faces.They are so happy. The depth of field is really great. The centring, the light and colours are very nice.Well done.
hyasar (7741) 2009-11-22 13:40
very impressive moment and great timing. I like the expression which on the face of black-dressed girl.
congratulations and best regards,
coco (30433) 2009-11-22 15:40
Nice and beautiful scene where the vertical view was the best one.
PeterDF (405) 2009-11-23 6:37
A beautiful shot Takero...just remarkable the way you capture faces sometimes. Your description is so perfect in describing what's happening here...as the younger sister seems to defer to her older sister, who is quite regal in her kimono. Just wonderful faces and a great scene to capture.
pauloog (11735) 2009-11-23 13:33
Well composed, I like the way in which the girl i nthe coloured dress stands, a little stiff and nervous, under the impression of the event.
siam2005 (1562) 2009-12-03 12:59
I like this great photo. The young girls are fantastic, colors and Japanese traditional clothes are wonderful.
Very well done...
pablominto (53744) 2009-12-13 23:05
This is soooo cute!
I can't help comparing the facial expressions of the two - the elder proud and self-confident, while the younger is curious and very excited bordering frightened...
An excellent capture!
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (30063)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-11-14
- Categories: Ceremony
- Camera: Canon 1D MKIII, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-11-22 0:55
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