This was taken 2 years before and already posted several ones. But when we have snow in Tokyo, I remember this impressive festival and would like to post agin another shot. 5 demons perform and beat the drum so fircely on the cold beach in heavy snow gfalling.
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mesutilgim (89198) 2013-02-16 12:55
We continue to learn the traditions of your country through your wonderfull entries !
This one is also great. Perfect capture under uneasy ligth conditions and a capture full of adrenalin !
TFS and have a nice weekend
lousat (82734) 2013-02-16 14:56
Hi Takero,very impressive pic from this festival,i like how you take this boy and the snow falling,great quality despite the very difficult light.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
thebest (4276) 2013-02-16 15:10
Very impressive image Takero made more exciting with the performance taking place with the snow falling around - this adds a mystical feel to the photo.
Well spotted & taken - Excellent clarity & the soft colours are very nice especially with the splashes of black on the performers dress.
GiovanniG (3062) 2013-02-16 18:28
What a beautiful capture with tremendious drama of the masked man scaring the demons away and raging at the snow storm. Once again well done Takero!
SWEETFREEDOM (23634) 2013-02-17 1:02
interesting masquered man, good picture dispite the adverse weather conditions,i like colors and the usual great sharpness.
SnapRJW (31627) 2013-02-17 1:21
Hello Takero - I enjoyed this series previously so am pleased to see another from the winter festival. I think the snow adds tremendously to the atmosphere. The man with mask and wild hair seems to lift his arms in an attempt to change the weather! Super shot. Warm regards Rosemary
marabu61 (9505) 2013-02-17 4:09
Konichiwa Takero san
This reminds me somehow of our carnival that is due to start tomorrow.
Quite a hardy man to to brave the heavy snow in that light dress. But again a wonderful example of the many great festivals in Japan, I really enjoy to learn about them all trough your photos.
have a good sunday
Noel_Byrne (27464) 2013-02-17 4:33
Lots of great elelemts to your capture here, the mask is fantastic, and that you have caught the demon in pose as he beats the drum like this really great. I really like how you have managed to capture the flakes of snow in mid fall too, adding a great sense of the moment and the cold to the shot! Really nicely done.
All the best
nikkitta (16862) 2013-02-17 9:23
Holoa dear Takero
So long time..
Love this great capture at the right moment, I want to say how I marvel at the great technique you master to catch people moving
Greetings and TFS
saxo042 (37710) 2013-02-17 11:20
Quite a character! But he is well placed in this well composed picture, stretching his arms. An interesting capture of your culture.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2013-02-17 13:58
You have interesting archives. The dress of this man is both interesting and fun. The atmosphere of this amazing winter scene is unusual. A good photo. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Sonata11 (33697) 2013-02-17 20:29
it seems to me that you're very busy too, hahaha.
This pic is very scepatacular with amazing expression. His hands ar red, it must be very cold. Awesome. I really love it this serial pictures. Magnificent, Takero. Thanks for sharing.
parvatibb (1387) 2013-02-18 12:38
Another great festival shot. I guess time frozen just for you to capture this amazing moment!
wolf38 (31284) 2013-02-18 22:55
Hello Takero. Winter Festival. Winter is not an obstacle for celebrations of all kinds The drummer has a nice pose in the moment of being photographed. The impressive mask is a special addition. Overall, a great shot.
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-02-26 19:35
I'm sorry I've been absent of late, Takero - but I'm glad to be back from my trip to post on wonderful shots of yours like this one! A wonderfully crisp snow shot, with the flakes well shown behind and before this fascinating figure. Very well taken, and thanks for sharing it!
carlo62 (38827) 2013-03-02 13:49
un'immagine carica di energia.
Bella ambientazione. la neve rende l'immagine ancor più originale.
annjackman (20963) 2013-03-02 22:01
The falling snowflakes adds lots of atmosphere to this splendid image. I like the outstetched arms of the demon and his position within the frame. The shallow DOF is excellent giving a non-distracting BG.
I like this tremendously.
Kind Regards, Ann
ourania (36490) 2013-03-03 10:14
Hello dear Takero,
lovely to see you again here after a week. This is a captivating image of a most extraordinary performance. It is an image of ecstasis, the aspect and endurance of the performer have a mesmerising impact on the viewer. An amazing confrontation with the elements that you have captured with superb technical effectiveness. I love the contrast between the fierceness of the performer's appearance and movement with the soft colours. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great week,
adores (41100) 2013-03-05 3:20
I remember the others and this is also a great one. They are really impressive portraits - the poses, the masks, the falling snow... They must be very cold dressed that way.
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (37758)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-01-15
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon 1D Mark‡W, Canon 28-70mm f:2.8 (L)
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-16 12:48
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