A HAPPY NEW YEAR !
I would like to start this year's posting from this one.
I just back to my house from short express trip in norten area. We, Japanese usualy go to shrines or temples for praying in the morning of new year. At this area village people together horses(almost family member) go to shrine for praying. Today I am very lucky to see this solemn mountain, this is seldom to see in winter season.
I hope all of us will be good luck and in good health condition this year.
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Ilducabianco (940) 2013-01-01 1:55
the beauty of TE is not only photography, but also the opportunity that it gives us to know new places and traditions.Learn about the world through photography, indeed.Interesting this image from your Japan (well made the colours of horses' trapping).I have always been fascinated by the contrast between the highly technological Japan and this more traditional.
I wish you a happy 2013.
vishaal (1018) 2013-01-01 2:21
A very beautiful photo from you on the New Year! Excellent colors and sharpness. Very good light.
I wish you a Happy 2013 !
maxifred (0) 2013-01-01 2:56
Hello my dear friend,
An unusual landscape image from you,but how amazing!
I like it from the snowstorm at the top,to the boots of the horsemen...
Have a beautiful 2013,
marabu61 (6603) 2013-01-01 2:57
Konichiwa Takero san
a very happy new year to you to, I hope it brings you all the luck and good health.
this is a wonderful winter landscape. Those horses and men in their colorful dresses set against those beautiful mountains make a truly wonderful scenery.
greetings from Switzerland
Kamilutka (6845) 2013-01-01 2:58
you started new year with very fine photo. I like placing people and horses against this beautiful landscape. The cold colors of the scenery are perfect background and make the bright colors of main subjects even more outstanding.
Good composition, sharpness, contrast well given, note interesting.
All the best in New Year!
goutero (842) 2013-01-01 3:23
Simply but nice. Its reminds me Tibet a little bit.
ACL1978 (7327) 2013-01-01 8:08
Your shots of traditional Japan have often been taken as part of urban festivals, Takero, so it's interesting to see this one, clearly far from the bustle of Tokyo but no less visually stunning. Nicely composed, with the bright colors of the horses and people contrasted with the winter landscape beyond, and a beautiful peak to top it off. Happy New Year to you as well, my friend!
Noel_Byrne (17407) 2013-01-01 9:01
This does indeed make a very impressive and imposing image, the colours of the horses and riders are stunning, while the solemn colour of the mountain in the background contrast that perfectly. Beautiful shot for the first day of the new year,
All the best
Cricri (97257) 2013-01-01 10:49
Une première de l'année très jolie, colorées , pleine de détails, admirable scéne dans un joli décor du paysage, jolie note d'accompagnement
Heureuse année 2013, dans la joie, l'amour et la paix
ManuMay (34357) 2013-01-01 11:06
Hi dear Takero!
All the best for you and yours!!
You begin hard this year!! ;)
Very good cappture, a special place fullfilled in colours, an interesting note indeed. Thanks!!!
lousat (68763) 2013-01-01 11:54
Hi Takero,what a spectacular way to start the 2013's gallery! Magnificent shot,beautiful winter scenary,perfect exposure,details and colors,nothing better for the first pic of the year,very very nice! Happy 2013 to you too and thanks,Luciano
ourania (22940) 2013-01-01 14:03
Hello dear Takero,
a very interesting scene from a wonderful local tradition. The sharpness with which you have frozen the movement is excellent and enables us to observe the extraordinary and surely significant decoration on the horses as well as the magnificent landscape. I love the colours and the solemn and peaceful procession in the marvellous morning light. Congratulations and thank you!
Happy new year and all the best!
emka (68868) 2013-01-01 23:57
Hi dear Takero,
Nice photo from you short express trip. Wonderful view of these decorated horses going for prayers. Lets hope that this new year will be better than the last tow years. Superb colours and sharpness. Marvelous landscape in the north.
I wish you happiness and health too
alin-m (3716) 2013-01-02 0:02
Very interesting picture with nice subject and good colors and details.Well done.Regards.
raszid62 (18583) 2013-01-02 0:57
The snow-covered mountain range in the background is probably the top of Fuji - Jama - is great. In the foreground, the boys lead two horses, beautifully adorned to welcome the New Year. A great combination of excellent quality and color.
abmdsudi (36484) 2013-01-02 6:59
Pak Takero YTH
Moga sehat sejahtera di tahun baru!!
Watashi wa gyōretsu wa hijō ni kesshutsu tsukuru yōna sutekina zentai-tekina kōka o sakusei suru haikei no tokutei no yukiyama de no settei ga daisukidesu. Iro no azayaka-sa wa subarashī fōkasu de shāpu de fuchidora umaku furude migoto ni ketsugō sa rete iru. O kaishi suru tame no subarashī shashin. Betsu no hinshitsu e ga totemo umaku satsuei. Omedetōgozaimasu. Arigatō
elenimavrandoni (12125) 2013-01-02 13:06
Hello Takero, every 1st of the New Year in my country of Greece we all go to church and pray so we have something in common! Your picture is amazing like all your pictures from beautiful Japan. It is a great joy for me to see them every day and admire the colors, the traditional details and the beautiful portraits!
The mountain is majestic, the horses and the riders are impressive! Thank you for sharing this special picture!
npecanhuk (59108) 2013-01-02 14:26
Lovely moment! Those two horses and two men with their adornments look so good!
Very attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent photo qualities that really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
A very happy and prosperous 2013 !!!!
aliabazari (10530) 2013-01-02 22:47
mirosu (10968) 2013-01-03 0:56
I really enjoy every photo which you are presenting. It is difficult to comment all of them. This is one of your best.
You have captured and presented gorgeous vivid colors in this photo. The color contrast against darker forest hills is excellent and the white mountains in BG perfect. The overall luminosity is very good. Bravo!!!
SnapRJW (27230) 2013-01-03 4:39
Happy New Year Takero - What a fascinating shot to go with your informative note. The horses and the men are so distinctively dressed and stand out against the winter landscape very well. I do love to see your excellent documentary shots which bring out the traditional aspects of your culture so well and look forward to seeing more in the year ahead. Warmest regards rosemary
adores (32778) 2013-01-03 16:39
You framed the well decorated horses so well, with the white mountain in background! Such a beautiful scene! I'm sure this is a really great and still very authentic tradition - one of those we can still find in the countryside!
Have a great New Year!
mkamionka (28462) 2013-01-05 2:11
amazing start of the year! I like this one as it presents the festival elements in the context of nature which makes it double as interesting for me. I like very much the snowy decoration starting from the foreground and extending to the mountain on the horizon.
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (33778)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-01
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon 1D MKIII, Canon 28-70mm f:2.8 (L)
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-01 0:47