This was taken just 3 years ago.
Now Sumo tormanet is opened in Tokyo so I remember this old stock. This is a traditional Japanese sport. But recently not so mcuh popular in Japan due to some reaons. But intersting and amazing for me and maybe TE friends.
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jhm (140629) 2013-01-25 4:16
This have to are a fantastic sport, but for very strong men.
Your 300mm lens makes excellent pictures.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
cornejo (32746) 2013-01-25 4:18
Takero Hi, this is a good and interesting photo very well composed and framed, this combat sport of Sumo interesting. An interesting image full of strength, with good lighting and sharpness. A nice and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing your interesting work.
Good morning and happy weekend.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
yquem46 (38746) 2013-01-25 4:24
This is really such a strange sport as seen from occidental eyes
I dont know if this sport is practiced outside of Japan
A nice close up shot showing the fighters, the referee and the spectators
Expecting some more in this series
Have a nice WE, best regards
jemaflor (86086) 2013-01-25 4:30
A scene about this traditionnal sport very ell captured, good dynamic modement, light is well mananged, well made.
Kamilutka (8095) 2013-01-25 5:46
sumor is a fascinating sport, so different form all the disciplines known to the Western world. I wish I knew more about it, so feel free to write more details about it if you are familiar with it - I would gladly read up on the subject.
The photo is very masterly captured with all the emotions and movements. Everuthing seems to be ezotic in it for me, including the outfit of the judge :-)
Great colors and DOF.
Thanks so much for your contribution to TE!
olive224 (2719) 2013-01-25 7:54
The image is a little too reddish for me, (the green dress is not very green) but it's a detail as this image works fine here ! good composition and excellent expression of the left fighter (who has won to my mind !!)
holmertz (42273) 2013-01-25 10:55
Another good sports photo filled with action. You have as before captured the expressive faces of the participants and spectators very well. The traditionally dressed referee looks rather out of place but he adds fine colours.
carlo62 (34490) 2013-01-25 15:26
un vero e proprio scontro tra giganti, è uno sport ancora molto sentito e di antica tradizione e la foto ne riprende molto bene le gesta agguerrite dei contendenti.
abmdsudi (44308) 2013-01-25 20:41
Apa khabar pak , selamat pagi moga sumua baik baik. Ini photo yang penuh aksi Pak
Excellent action, a real stunner of great gregarious sport. You really do bring out the best in that lens and body combo. Fantastic to see and imho better for including the ref. the attention is focussed very well with just enough detail in the darkened out crowd to pick out expressions without it being distracted from the fat guys. The hint of movement and power is fascinating indeed, this looks like you had the best seat in the house and your use of just the right shutter speed really works well. Action packed and brilliant work! Congrats.
Sonata11 (33298) 2013-01-25 21:02
Hi Takero in here,
This is very impressive sport. Magnificent shot of this traditional Japanese sport. Wonderfully executed and perfectly well done in perfect timing. Colors, sharpness, clarity, POV are an excellent. Love it.
All the best and have a wonderful weekend,
raszid62 (18583) 2013-01-25 23:47
Very dynamic photo of two sumo players fighting each other. To be honest, it's not like sports of fighting. But you very well here shot dynamism of the scene, while maintaining excellent image quality.
batalay (35791) 2013-01-26 9:21
A well timed action shot from Japan's national sport. My daughter's mother-in-law who is Japanese watches Japanese television in the US, and I've seen Sumo wrestling performed on her TV. I will share this photo with her.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2013-01-27 4:56
This is a very dramatic picture. These "monsters" are remarkable power. A very interesting image and excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Noel_Byrne (25296) 2013-01-27 6:12
I always admire the strength of those who practice this culturally important sport, and I love the traditions that go with it. You have caught a really great moment of action here, the intense look of the wrestlers face, and the studious expression of the referee, with his great colors. Sad to hear it is not as popular as it once was, I wonder why that is?
All the best
Miguel82 (24727) 2013-01-27 7:02
Nice action picture like it so much
A difficult sport, fortunately sumotoris are considered as handsome guys isn't it?
Excellent framing and photo note
SWEETFREEDOM (22898) 2013-01-28 5:18
i like Sumo and this is a very nice shot you have taken, good colors and details.
mkamionka (30903) 2013-02-22 7:18
fantastic reportage from this typical Japanese sport. I have never seen it in reality and this photo is so great that I almost feel like I am sitting there, being able to enjoy the deails of the wrestlers.
Have a great weekend,
Shmalex (119) 2013-05-21 7:46
Sumo show in Russia, I've watched the recording with pleasure.
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (36488)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-01-15
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon 1D Mark‡W, Canon 300m/m 2.8L USM
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-25 3:44