Taken during a traditional festival in Tokyo. This boy was curious about my camera (or maybe it was the gaijin holding the camera), and he stared at me for quite a while as I stood around. I tried to photograph him, but he was shy and buried his face in his mother's side whenever I raised the camera. I started to aim the camera at him from waist level, and followed him with it as he moved around. He studied the camera, unsure if his picture could be taken without me raising the camera to my eye. Shy, yet curious. Click.
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adam (860) 2002-10-29 1:16
The explanation accompanying this shot makes it even more amazing, after all, you weren't even looking through the viewfinder! The composition of this image is perfect, nothing distracting in background. The pattern of the boy's and his father's shirt are classic. Excellent shot.
erwinus (197) 2002-11-18 13:12
Good shot, but distracting background(part of table or sword??)
BobTrips (1857) 2002-11-21 0:23
Great capture. The lighting makes his face stand out from the picture. This is the sort of shot one wishes they could hand to the parent.
Bayleaf (1484) 2003-01-28 21:30
This really is amazing, especially as Adam says, it was taken without even looking through the viewfinder.
I don't find the background distracting at all. Very nice composition! And a very well taken opportunity.
- Copyright: Sam Willard (sam) (897)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2001-05-00
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon EOS, EF 50mm f/1.8, Fuji Sensia II 100
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Japan ~ 2001
- Theme(s): Omatsuri, kid's life, Japanese youth [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2002-10-29 1:11
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