Sorry for my delay as out of town for two days.
This is the main event for "Rice Planting Festival".
Origibally those cute girls should plant by themselves.
But instead of them these women wearing the traditional unfiforms and unique shades.
The numbers of gallery and camera-man are so many, so I cropped the framework in order to avoid the bothering objects.
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SnapRJW (31625) 2011-04-10 6:08
Hello Takero - This shot is terrific. The diagonal composition with refections work exceptionally well and the colours of the costumes are vibrant and exciting.
Hope all is well with you, we heard of a very strong aftershock but not much further. Best wishes Rosemary
erhan1958 (15467) 2011-04-10 6:09
reflections and colours very good
annjackman (20539) 2011-04-10 6:11
The diaganol line of rice planters in their colourful costumes is superb. In addition, you have captured the line as a reflection with the rice plants between. Compositionally excellent with very good sharpness and exposure.
Kind Regards, Ann
holmertz (43795) 2011-04-10 6:21
I think the tight cropping was at your advantage whatever the reason. It has concentrated the composition to the essentials. We see a very attractive triple diagonal of beautifully dressed women, green plants and fine reflections. This is a very nice photo indeed.
tusharkmandal (3171) 2011-04-10 6:40
Another beautiful which I admire. The framing is very nice and diagonal composition is well composed. The reflections are very nice.
Have a nice time
yquem46 (38750) 2011-04-10 6:44
Nice line of people planting rice in the long perspective
Good reflections and beautifully dressed women
have a nice sunday
ciakgiak (30423) 2011-04-10 7:23
what a magnificent image! I really like the effect of the colorful hats in diagonal with their reflections! The quality is superb.
RhodieIke (11742) 2011-04-10 7:27
Hi Takero, Fantastic photo of these lovely ladies in their festival clothes, planting the rice, even with reflection's. Cheers Iain.
tober (8797) 2011-04-10 7:35
Hello Dear Takero, a real "Made in Japan" photo with the diagonal row of rice planter girls with their colourful helmets and traditional costumes. Their reflections also seem wonderful. Congratulations, Tolga
ikeharel (61549) 2011-04-10 8:04
6 ladies in planting pose, with reflection of their beautiful dresses, an askew angel in this wonderful picture.
have a nice week ahead,
npecanhuk (69208) 2011-04-10 8:33
That's such a wonderful picture!
Highlights are the colors, exposure and, of course, that lovely composition with that symmetrical reflection!
TFS - congrats,
finlay (1549) 2011-04-10 12:02
An excellent shot. The identical costumes in such bright colours are a standout. I like you pov which has placed the workers in a diagonal alignment. The reflection in the water is a spectacular bonus.
Nard (6972) 2011-04-10 12:19
What a beatiful picture
Congatulations, great shot and excellent framing with this diagonal and the symetry of the reflection on the water. I like the position of the people, the colored dresses and the water like a miror.
Bergenphotos (2640) 2011-04-10 12:42
This is a kind of photo I like. It's one of those who tells me much about the place. The diagonal line is good for the composition. Well executed, I can't see anything you should have done to improve. Nice work!
papera (14074) 2011-04-10 14:12
hello dear takero,
notwithstanding the circumstances I see that you're more active than ever with your festival shots - I am glad about that!
nice crop you have done here, with the strong diagonal line and its reflection in the water. it's incredible that these women are all bent at the same angle and height, even their hand movement seems synchronized...
have a nice week :)
Budapestman (82620) 2011-04-10 14:16
Hi Dear Takero,
a very spectacular photo with beautiful details, the composition is very attractive, superb colours and the reflection is very nice, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
TRB (13912) 2011-04-10 14:23
Reflections, with the colors and clarity is excellent, very nice presentation. Greetings, good weeks
macjake (60048) 2011-04-10 15:46
its always a pleasure to revisit your gallery.
we often see these photos on TE, but i think this may be the first time i've seen it with the long line, with the repetitive colors and shapes.
excellent eye to see the photographic appeal.
adores (39942) 2011-04-10 16:35
They seem so organized!I really like their hats and the colours of the clothes! Well framed in diagonal!This must be a really great festival!
paninho (2931) 2011-04-11 2:30
J'aime revenir dans ta galerie, elle me permet de mieux connaitre la culture japonaise, loin de l'idée "hight tech" que l'on peux avoir du Japon! Encore une jolie photo qui nous montre une belle tradition, avec un cadrage trčs efficace et des reflets bien captées!
Je te souhaite une bonne semaine, cordialement
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-04-11 3:51
What a fantastic shot! I like the repeated pattern with bright colors , angle and reflections.
raszid62 (18585) 2011-04-11 3:55
Is this the work of a rice field? We in Poland do not grow rice. But still, while the farmers have less festive clothes. I understand, after all, that is, after the festival. Very good composition in beautiful colors and perfect quality.
serp2000 (41700) 2011-04-11 4:51
Are you journalist? Outstanding composition! Attractive colours and perfect sharpness. Very nice scene!
abmdsudi (45748) 2011-04-11 5:37
Apa khabar, astaga ini pun yang baik sekali, melihat ibu ibu itu!
Hijō ni inshō-tekina kyapucha, dono yō ni me o hiku ni wa naname ni, subete no onaji ugoki o hyōji suru josei o naraberu hōhōdesu. Azayakana iro wa totemo azayaka-sa to shūi no sofutokūru nitaishite odoroku hodo taishō-tekina yawarakai mizu no hansha wa, kono gazō no utsukushi-sa ni tsuika shite kudasai. Gurētoshāpunesu,-shoku no shikisō oyobi ippan-tekina kontorasuto o chōsei shimasu. Yoku okonawa idaina kyapucha wa, omedetōgozaimasu. Arigatō Keigu
peppe59 (14551) 2011-04-11 7:36
compliments one of the best pictures on TE, great colors and reflection, excellent quality as always.
baddori (20021) 2011-04-11 12:40
Un rincorrersi di colori e riflessi ....
un ottimo scatto caro amico .
Anche il "rice planting" ha la sua festa .
Tradizione e natura .
eldancer1 (30873) 2011-04-12 6:02
Wow! Excellent capture. This reminds me of my younger days when I live in the Philippines but the rice planters there were not this elaborate. Very colorful including the reflections. Good dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
emka (84305) 2011-04-16 0:51
Hi dear Takero,
wonderful photo! Well cut, with no bothering photographers and spectateurs, nice diagonal row of beautiful hats, wonderful reflections.
Warm regards from Warsaw
batalay (36531) 2011-04-18 3:42
Absolutely superb shot, Takero. From the composition to the execution, from the colors to the resolution, this is a photo that would enhance the pages of the National Geographic.
CLODO (31606) 2011-04-22 5:24
Very nice dynamic diagonal of straw hats at work, and thierv reflections in the water. I would have darken the reflections to improve the visual impact.
Nevertheless, a very good catch
PaulVDV (24075) 2011-04-30 2:25
Splendid and colourful picture of the Rice Planting Festival.
The composition is excellent with the diagonal line of the planters, their reflections in the water and the rice plants.
Very beautiful are the traditional dresses and the two rows of hats.
Best regards, Paul
fabianfred (134) 2011-05-05 1:35
Composition, colour, reflections ..... a magic shot of a colourful festival and tradition.
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (37350)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-03
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon 1D Mark‡W, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM, 77 mm CPL
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-04-10 5:57
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