This is the continuation from previous ones.
In Japan from old days we beleive that ancestors' souls and spirits come back to home at the middle of August. So almost everywhere in Japan we acn see these kinds of night dance performance to imvite ancestors' soul and spirit in various type. But this area is so unique to cover thier faceswith so mysterious facemask. This is because once upon a time there were so many battles in this areas and they camoflagues not to identify the dance is lady or man, this is not so sure-- But so mysterious mid night moment in the hottest season in northen area.
I used slow-syncro (1/40 + speed light)
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RhodieIke (11084) 2014-01-14 22:54
Very interesting dance you have captured and explained in your note.Super colours well managed and presented.We learn so much from your photos of your traditions in dance and festivals. Tfs.
jemaflor (77532) 2014-01-14 23:08
well taken, good light management and intereting tradionnal view, perfect sharpness and dynamic result for thi spontaneous photo.
Royaldevon (24388) 2014-01-15 2:42
Such interesting notes to add to the interest of your photograph.
There is much implied movement as we consider the focal dancer and then move deeper into the shot.
The narrow dof gives us fine details of main dancer but the oof b/g is very important for context.
Thank you for this,
saxo042 (35894) 2014-01-15 5:28
The movements here are well captured, there is a clear choreography in this picture. Interesting ceremony and good colours.
Giustiniani (990) 2014-01-15 6:12
Une belle capture, tu as su restituer toute la grace et l'élégance du mouvement. La lumière et les couleurs donnent une belle ambiance mystèrieuse et il est intéressant de découvrir la diversité des costumes.
Merci Takero, bonne journée.
A beautiful capture, you were able to restore all the grace and elegance of movement. The light and colors give a beautiful mysterious atmosphere and it is interesting to discover the diversity of costumes.
Thank you Takero, have a nice day.
Subhogen (4049) 2014-01-16 0:39
A colourful insight into Japanese culture.
Good use of shallow DOF to maintain sharp focus on the dancer in front. Very well managed light and colours. A nice photo with an informative note to explain the significance of the occasion. Thanks for sharing.
aliabazari (10530) 2014-01-18 18:13
Hi Takero Dear
Portrait of a beautiful and attractive display. Exposure and color are very well done. Very well.
Thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (33772)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-17
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon 1D MKIII, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/40 seconds
- Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-14 19:11