This is another odd festival, "Kurama Hi("fire") festival. This is nominated as the three oddest festival held in Kyoto. Evening of each 22 Oct, the village people living around Kurama Temple in Kyoto bring torch(from small by children to big by adult) an d make procession to Kurama Temple. Unfortunately we had a heavy rain at that night. Even thought the participants get wet, this festival continued on schedule. In fact I saw this festival with my dear Malgorzata (emka) but we could not see almost nothing as so much crowd. This year I have gotten the special permission via a special route and could get good shutter chance.
To Malgo : I get the revenge !
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lousat (71397) 2011-11-02 16:09
edge (6070) 2011-11-02 18:32
Hello Takero, Well you had an excellent POV for this shot. Looks like the group is running towards your camera. Delightful looking costumes and the torches, obviously, add to the glamour of this scene. Well composed and presented. Great Job. Regards, Roger
Sonata11 (33081) 2011-11-02 19:46
interesting and impressive picture. Great management of light and colors. Great composition and frame. Well done. I like it.A very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
emka (72206) 2011-11-02 23:41
Kurama again! Thanks for this photo that brings memories of great day. We saw a lot last year and it was such a fun. Pity because of the rain in Kyoto in these days. Was the special permission expensive? Wonderful shot, nice kids and the man in his sexy loincloth.
ikeharel (51455) 2011-11-03 3:23
The fire enhanced the red dominating the scene.
Nice showing the ceramony, and fine face's expression collected.
ashres (1453) 2011-11-03 7:58
You've got a great gallery of the festival collection with variety of functions there. You've captured it quite right though there seems to be low light. The moment is great as it seems to be father guiding his children. Nice capture. Have a great time,
peppe59 (14551) 2011-11-03 10:53
great scene with great light management, beautiful traditions of those we propose.
digbymerry (3998) 2011-11-03 11:22
Great sense of drama.A difficult scene to capture and this is very well done and composed. I love the colour and movement.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-11-03 14:14
Hi Dear Takero,
a fantastic impression of this festival, I like the mysterious lights and the interesting details, the composition is superb, beautiful work, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
jhm (134440) 2011-11-04 4:32
We get a nice anatomy of the man are body.
Nice traditional image in your country.
Perspective and depth for a daily life picture is great.
You chose an excellent composition and also pleasant colors
Exposure and presentation are very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
mkamionka (29153) 2011-11-04 11:35
very interesting festival scene again.
You keep surprising us with so unusual views.
I like the variety of costumes. This one taken at night also have an unusual evening atmosphere.
Have a great weekend,
marcan44 (6223) 2011-11-04 14:39
I love this shot and folk events highlighting the torch is really beautiful and executed with such technique.
Have a nice w.e.
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (34234)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-22
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon 1D MKIII, Canon 28-70mm f:2.8 (L)
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-02 15:51