I have just come back from short trip from north area.
I joined the "Komachi festival" for two day of previous night show and true festuval. This festival is held at her birthplace at the second weekend of Jun every year. This is from previou night show.
Please refer to the follwoingd for "Komachi" via WIKIPEDIA
Ono no Komachi (c. 825 – c. 900) was a famous Japanese waka poet, one of the Rokkasen—the Six best Waka poets of the early Heian period. She was noted as a rare beauty; Komachi is a symbol of a beautiful woman in Japan. She also figures among the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals. The place of Komachi's birth and death is uncertain. According to one tradition, she was born in what is now Akita Prefecture, daughter of Yoshisada, "Lord of Dewa". Her social status is also uncertain. She may have been a low-ranking consort or a lady-in-waiting of an emperor, possibly Emperor Ninmyō (r. 833-850).
As a poet, Komachi specialized in erotic love themes, expressed in complex poems. Most of her waka are about anxiety, solitude or passionate love. She is the only female poet referred to in the preface of the Kokin Wakashū, which describes her style as "containing naivety in old style but also delicacy".
There are legends about Komachi in love. The most famous is a story about her relationship with Fukakusa no Shosho, a high-ranking courtier. Komachi promised that if he visited her continuously for a hundred nights, then she would become his lover. Fukakusa no Shosho visited her every night, but failed once towards the end. Despairing, he fell ill and subsequently died. When Komachi learned of his death she was overcome with sadness
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serp2000 (45342) 2011-06-12 7:05
Welcome back, my friend. Well, your new photo is amasing. Original view, an interesting note...
Have a gret new week!
digbymerry (3998) 2011-06-12 7:54
a mysterious photo indeed and beautifully lit. The black background, the soft shape of the figure behind the white veil and the posture of her hands make us ewonder.
npecanhuk (77017) 2011-06-12 7:55
What a wonderful picture!
Special regards to that magnificent management of light!
TFS - congrats,
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-06-12 11:35
Hello Takera - What an unusual portrait; the lighting is dramatic and the woman in her white and cream clothing stands out beautifully against the black BG. Well captured, I should think the light management was quite a challenge! Best wishes Rosemary
mesutilgim (96794) 2011-06-12 12:39
Hello dear Takero,
Another nice and educative capture from your country.
Dark background allows the viewer to see every detail.
Again an entry enriched with many good informations.
TFS and best regards
lousat (95982) 2011-06-12 12:40
Hi Takero,this is very special! The use of the light is fantastic to create this magic transparence,i like a lot this style in a dark background,and i use that sometimes to take butterflies pics for treknaure.My best compliments,have a nice week,Luciano
svefay (810) 2011-06-12 12:40
another nice capture of you, good composition, well picture, TFS...
Crispilandia (842) 2011-06-12 12:50
It's a very special portrait, the veil creates beautiful effects and the use of light and black background to highlight the delicate figure
Nard (6972) 2011-06-12 12:52
What a magnficent picture with this black background and the suoerb light management. I like the how we can see the woman through the tranparency of the clothes and how she looks luke a ghost. Great shot
Morac (27723) 2011-06-12 13:32
What a wonderful picture!
Ninello52 (7576) 2011-06-12 14:23
Beautiful image well done with the effects of transparency! Very nice light, interesting graphics with a choice of absolute black on the bottom!
Best Regards, Nino.
tcht (7565) 2011-06-12 15:21
hi takero, a striking portrait here with a fine, simple background! love that glow as well. good work!
Budapestman (82620) 2011-06-12 15:23
Hi Dear Takero,
a beautiful photo with superb composition and details, the dark background is effective, beautiful lights and the atmosphere of the photo is splendid, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
BluSimo (9392) 2011-06-12 15:32
it is a photo very peculiar. the light backlighting does not show us the face of girl. the hat has a magnificent detail and becomes protagonist. the white woman's shape cuts the dark and it is fascinating.
hugh from Italy
prasun984 (5590) 2011-06-12 22:47
amazing shot where a lady covered with a big plstic...from where she looking outside...like the light & shed effect...good exposoure controlled with a gr88 light management...gd colour contrast & sharpness also...nice shot...
worldcitizen (9184) 2011-06-13 16:29
This photo is so elegant! I really like the black background, and the way you handled the lighting. The traditional veil and clothes are wonderful, and there is something about the way this woman is holding her hands that makes the scene even more beautiful. Kawaii desu!! :-)
annjackman (21901) 2011-06-14 6:20
A wonderfully dramatic portrait with the soft light against the black background. Congratulations on a creative composition and a well taken picture.
Kind Regards, Ann
saxo042 (37966) 2011-06-14 10:06
A very interesting "portrait"! A very good management of light in this capture. A beautiful effect!
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2011-06-18 0:35
great how you managed the light, superb picture, excellent details and colors.
pierrejp (111) 2011-09-16 2:30
This is a very interesting compo, simple and efficient.
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (44337)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-11
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon 1DX, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-06-12 6:54