This old guy of Ainu decent was sitting in the front of a shop in a touristy group of Ainu novelty shops near Akan Lake in Hokkaido. Luckily he didn't notice me crouch in front of him to take this shot until he heard my shutter clicking, so I got a relatively natural portrait.
I chose a slightly slow shutter speed to capture the movement of the mallet. Any slower than 1/20 and I could not have hand-held the camera.
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jlz (341) 2003-08-23 6:28
interesting subject, perfect composition, good one!
AdrianW (2274) 2003-08-23 9:59
I can't think of a single valid criticism to make. I love his expression of concentration, the muted colours, the composition and the way you've managed to capture everything in the scene including the motion. Well done, excellent shot! :-D
BobTrips (1857) 2003-08-23 13:26
You nailed this one.
Personally, I'd clone away that bit of white paper that intrudes on the right, just above the hatchet.
It would be nice if you would 'tag' your shots off the image.
Guzman (577) 2003-08-23 16:47
I'll also echo the other comments here Martin, very good composition, the movement of the mallet is perfectly captured
- Copyright: Martin Bailey (Bayleaf) (1484)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-08-06
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 10D, 17-35mm F/2.8L Ø77, JPEG ISO 100
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/20 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Hokkaido - August '03
- Date Submitted: 2003-08-23 4:28