While the festival flaots and partipants gathered to the main precinct in a stream and the atmosphere there begins to be vigor, I witnessed one beautiful mother who sat down at the bench a little far from the crowded center point. She seemed to be clearly tired of taking care of two small children who just went to the toilet. My friends confessed that she was top class star of flaot leader several years ago but retired that position as she married. Please do not be melancholy, have the dream to let your pretty daughters another top star float leader!, I cheered her in my mind secretly.
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ciakgiak (30427) 2010-07-13 6:27
what a lovely expression of the girl you captured!
The quality and the management of the DOF are superb!
Great portrait indeed, bravissimo.
A dear hug.
mauro61 (52855) 2010-07-13 6:36
dolcissimo lo sguardo di questa ragazza ripresa da un ottimo punto.
Mi piace la pagoda sfocata sullo sfondo e l'ottima gestione della luce,
Juzo (4349) 2010-07-13 6:36
This is a fine use of the aperture with the focus on the subject so clear and defined. She deserves the attention, with her beauty and character of expression. Her story is interesting - very good note with this shot.
There are so many elements I like here, the architecture even in the background hold my interest. Her costume and beauty however, are sublime.
tober (8797) 2010-07-13 6:49
Hello Dear Takero, thanks to your excellent bokeh and depth of field it looks like a three dimensioned photo. The quality is first class as usual. Congratulatios, Tolga
sabermonajati (11059) 2010-07-13 6:56
she look where.what happend in out of image.
very nice portrait you shot.background so beauty.
Traczewska (14) 2010-07-13 7:14
Alive statue.. beautiful with tender light and delicate pose..
with so typical for Japanese architecture, background, might be the perfect illustration of the Michellin guide:)
Sorry the girl is not looking at us, such a direct contact would be even more attractive.. anyway like her calm and lost-in-thoughts charm.
with regards, agn
hemantbuch (1649) 2010-07-13 7:38
Hi Takero, this is a great picture...great expression., perfect colours, wonderful light and just the ideal depth of field to bring out the sharpness in the subject. Wow! TFS
npecanhuk (73492) 2010-07-13 7:43
What a cute mother! Unfortunately you couldn't cheer her up, by telling her all you wrote down here! She certainly deserved that... being happy for what she was and for what she is, with her daughters!
Another wonderful portrait!
Sharp fg, blurred bg, colors, exposure, pov, vertical format and composition are all outstanding features here!
TFS - congratulations!
peppe59 (14551) 2010-07-13 8:05
your photo is beautifulst, also the girl is much beautiful one, compliments for technique and quality. optimal job
pauloog (11747) 2010-07-13 8:40
A very human portrait, with a touch of melancholy and tiredness. Brought with your usual clarity and a telling background to complete the story.
yquem46 (38750) 2010-07-13 8:48
Another excellent portrait Takero
great play with the DOF, leaving our eyes on the perfectly focused lady at the FG together with a blurred BG, but clear enough to indicate without any ambiguity where the image was shot
jonathan_hart (21276) 2010-07-13 10:13
the tilt of the BG is compensated by the pose of the model on the other side... but still a little distubing.
very fine bokeh
papera (14184) 2010-07-13 13:18
this is surely one of the most intimate portraits of your festival series. your subjects are usually looking into the camera, interacting with you, there's a sense of participation, joy, enthusiasm in their expression and in their gestures. this woman instead looks lost in her thoughts, withdrawn, as if already wishing herself at home... I like the way her eyes look away form you, her hands resting on her knees almost in resignation.
excellent choice of depth of field, as always :)
lousat (87108) 2010-07-13 13:38
Hi Takero,beautifull composition.I like a lot this point of view,the perfect sharpness and focus on the girl and the background so rich of colors that make a difference.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO
rbellemare (2109) 2010-07-13 14:37
J'aime les portraits de façon générale et le vôtre ne fait pas exception une expression mélancolique, un costume qui nous fait voyager et un tour en arrière plan qui ajoute à l'effet. Bravo pour cette photo.
adores (43851) 2010-07-13 16:29
Another very good portrait! I like her pose and the traditional architecture in the blurred background. Well framed!
edge (6769) 2010-07-13 21:00
Hello Takero, Lovely shot of this young woman. Reading your notes helps one appreciate this shot even more. She is a very attractive lady and you have done well with her picture. Great costume and interesting head band. Wonderful picture. Regards, Roger
eversmile (11636) 2010-07-14 2:03
A beautiful capture with a soft melancholic mood. I like the way you framed it, with the silhouette of the building behind, it adds poetry... The quality is top notch, once again, and the harmony of the colors very agreable. Congratulations.
macjake (64644) 2010-07-14 3:06
great example of how to effectively use depth of field.
your main subject is perfectly positioned within the frame.
abmdsudi (50480) 2010-07-14 3:49
beautiful mother and nice posture takero. well taken shot, good exposure all clearly seen. nice skin tone color looked very natural and good contrast. big apperture totally isolated her from distraction. Excellant shot, tfs
baddori (20113) 2010-09-26 2:09
Bella galleria , ricca di foto e con connotato di reportage di un unico evento ..spettacolare" ...
Questa foto ..esce dallo schema..non il contesto di "folla" ..ma un elemento architettonico , giustamente in piano "liftato".
Foto curata con minuzia certosina ...perfetta nei dettagli e nella composizione-insieme .
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (39626)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-09
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon 1D Mark‡W, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-07-13 6:18