In this odd and awful drum performance, there are five demons. This one is one of the most awful demons. When this demon appeared to the audience, snowfall suddenly was strengthened at the same time. In the hevay snowstorm he struggled very much.
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SnapRJW (31427) 2011-01-21 5:29
Hello Takero - This is a fine shot with such drama! The dark backdrop and the falling snow (so well captured) are the perfect foil for this strong portrait. Wonderful colour and composition. Best regards Rosemary
yquem46 (38742) 2011-01-21 5:30
This one is nothing but splendid
Superb action shot, razor sharp on an ideal snowfall neutral though colorful BG
very expressive attitude, very well composed tightly cropped
have a nice WE
digbymerry (3998) 2011-01-21 5:36
A fine action portrait. The snowfall in the background is superb and you have captured the ferocity of the warrior.
SNOOP_Chan (4201) 2011-01-21 5:57
Hello Takero, great moment here, good approach on the subject, great costume and mask, nice to see traditions from far away.
dta (67104) 2011-01-21 5:57
Hello Takero ,
This capture of this actor is really excellent . The framing of its spectacular attitude is perfect , and the snow against thed ark BG adds to the drama .
baclama (18111) 2011-01-21 6:08
une serie extraordianire..
celle-ci est incroyable, on croirait etre en face, les flocons donnent une ambiance et une couleur impressionnante...
serp2000 (40306) 2011-01-21 6:14
Wow! So expressive moment... Just a masterpiece! Superb composition with nice colours and fine background! The sharpness is perfect. This is one of my favorite photos today!
Have a great weekend!
eldancer1 (28479) 2011-01-21 6:44
Very nice composition. I like your pov and it has a good dof with sharp details. Good colors. Well done, tfs.
paninho (2931) 2011-01-21 7:42
Salut Takero mon Ami japonais!
Cette série de trois photos est très étonnante et très belle, surtout celle-ci! Le mouvement est très expressif et ces flocons de neige donnent un coté très esthétique à la photo! Vraiment une pure merveille!
lilito (3470) 2011-01-21 9:46
encore une réussite, bravo!
J'aime bien l'action du corps et la neige de par tout, bien fait.
emka (79737) 2011-01-21 13:12
Hi dear Takero,
This is also excellent photo. Fantastic snowy background, very dramatic pose. Great colours, perfect presentation of this unique festival.
mesutilgim (85296) 2011-01-21 13:20
Another interesting capture of your series. The overall distributed white dots of snow fall increases the effect of this capture.
TFS and have a nice weekend
raszid62 (18583) 2011-01-21 13:47
Very dynamic image. Motion of Human in a mask playing the role of the demon is very expressive. Image of falling snow adds mystery. Excellent picture quality.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-01-21 13:47
Hello Dear Takero,
a fantastic portrait with effective composition, the atmosphere of the photo is mystical, great details and timing, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
TRB (13763) 2011-01-21 14:53
Sharpness, colors, and with perfect exposure. In the background, snowy picture, mask, and details of interesting and very beautiful model, perfect sharing. Congratulations, good weekend
jaywalker (16101) 2011-01-21 15:48
Hi Takero, This is a really amazing capture of this man/demon, the snow fall has been beautifully captured & I love the blue backdrop, this draws him out of the shot, real quality, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
hispic (9652) 2011-01-21 20:22
Kon-nichiwa Kawabata san,
This is an excellent work by far the best though it's a familiar subject for photographers in Japan. A performer in a signature pose is caught with a good composition. Snowfall has made this image more dramatic.
Have a nice weekend
sacimar (25975) 2011-01-22 7:36
excellent image, I like the visual effect of the snow around the demon, good details and sharpness, congratulations,
JCG (35129) 2011-01-22 7:52
Very good portrait of this actor, I like much the good focusing which allows to detache well your subject of snow which falls. Moreover the light brings much relief to the image. Good glance and cheer with the actor.
With all my friendships and with soon,
leo61 (0) 2011-01-22 10:15
A great portrait of this demon.
The snowstorm provides an excellent backround and I like his dynamic pose a lot.
yedirenk (11244) 2011-01-22 13:15
Hi dear Takero,
a great shot!very impressive portrait from perfect ceremony.fine sharpness,light,colours and depth are amazing..a masterpiece presentation.very dynamic scene..TFS
adores (37505) 2011-01-22 15:17
This one is simply fabulous - his pose, the blue blurred background with the snow falling.A really great portrait, taken on the exact moment!
worldcitizen (7057) 2011-01-22 17:27
Wow! This is a great shot of the demon walking through the snow. I like the blurred, blue background, with lots of snowflakes all around. The portrait is so sharp, and the man's body language matches the intensity of the mask he is wearing. Very nice and unusual! :-)
papera (13952) 2011-01-23 2:55
I like very much how you have used the snowflakes in this series to create a natural background, a kind of suggestive "curtain" against which you recorded your subjects. the speed and the aperture here have frozen the man and the snow in their respective moves while at the same time the background has blurred away into a soft blue that enhances the light colours of the fabric.
really a top shot for me.
have a good Sunday!
macjake (57062) 2011-01-23 7:43
wow, what a unique festival...what festival is this from and what does it mean?
do the japanese even go to work, or do they spend every day involved in a festival! :)
the snow falling adds a great visual element, it only improves the photo.
love the colors and sharpness
Angshu (55892) 2011-01-31 7:59
Another superlative picture! The terrifying mask, his demonic poise & the snow flakes create a fine backdrop for his performance. Absolutely brilliant shot! My compliments!
CycleEyes (24) 2011-01-31 20:48
Great photo sequence of this ritual, i like this because dof/exposure/framing resulted in this ¨unreal¨ moment. Strong presence. When a man wearing a mask and embodies this, reality becomes a scenario.
Congratulations and thanks for this beautiful sharing.
wawa (692) 2011-02-06 1:22
Very nice series and brilliant shot.I like the contrast between blurred snowy background & sharp demon
hemantbuch (1649) 2011-02-06 1:27
This is a superb portrait...perfect sharpness and colors and beautiful dark, snowy background...the pose adds to the air of dynamism...excellent!
bornav (478) 2012-05-17 22:00
Incredible photo, it looks like a scene from a movie. Wonderful depth of field and the falling effects of snowflakes are remarkable!
kasianowak (6805) 2014-07-27 4:52
Hi again Takero
Here as well, the snowflakes look really beautiful and create lots of atmosphere. You made a wonderful series of photos from that festival.
Have a nice day
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (36206)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-01-15
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon EOS5D Mark‡V, Canon 300m/m 2.8L USM
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/600 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Kasia's Favourites 6 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-01-21 5:22
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