Aikido is not a harmful martial art, but harmony.
This frame show you one harmony technique among others.
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ChrisJ (107129) 2008-01-13 1:14
Effective tight framing, & well composed. I would boost contrast, & add gaussian blur to selected bg parts, as well as sharpen slightly. Good tonal range & pov. Tfs!
bizsu (1015) 2008-01-13 16:02
I am glad about the picture. I Kung fu. Badly. Two years made. I hated to run. To see a harmony on your photo. Good B/W choice.
deano (178) 2008-01-14 2:40
Nice shot, works well in black and white. I used to do another art form, Jujitsu, some years back and loved it. Nice work and TFS.
snowfalken (1116) 2008-01-15 1:19
I once would have been crazy for martial arts. I've never seen Aikido performers before. I think black and white was a good choice for this photo! Well done! Thank you for sharing!
With Friendly Regards,
Angshu (56740) 2008-01-15 20:10
The tight framing is very effective here & B&W fits this shot very well. Tones are good, but a little contrast could have helped IMO.
hello_ishan (1571) 2008-01-18 20:13
Good gesture of hands. Selection of BW tone gives a real touch to the scene. Good job my friend.
flatwin (2181) 2008-01-19 11:55
excellent cliché, le n&b convient bien à cet art martial trees noble
sevy (15367) 2008-01-21 1:22
Interesting point of view focused on the arms and hands. I find the B&W treatment is a good idea due to the colors and the clothes. However, I think the picture is a quite grey and this can be got better using the curve tool in Photoshop.
For sure the grey style rendering is a choice and all can be justified, but I really think that on this shot it can be better and the end.
slavko (468) 2008-01-24 8:27
Very good compo and theme! KI full! Excellent B&W choice.Very nice foto!
crckt (7218) 2008-01-24 14:20
A very unique shot! Something that I haven't seen before. Love your composition, your choice of only showing the hands instead of the face was a good one. B/W also works beautifully here, contrasts so well.
Thanks for sharing.
atpires (466) 2008-01-25 6:26
You captured the moment. This could be a frame of a film.
The composition is very good and the B&W is appropriate.
spydi (0) 2008-03-13 3:43
are they dating?? Sorry for this little joke. Respect to this martial art, the way of harmony and art, which you presenting us on this photo.
I think the black and white was good choice for this...
rossy85 (2879) 2008-03-13 14:36
Very interesting picture and idea. I like your frame and choice of black and white!
Koopman (1247) 2008-03-15 1:08
In this picture two persons are communicating, and what I can see not only with the hands so I have a little problem with framing: either alone the hands or also more detail of there body posture/face etc. Nevertheless interesting photo.
Morac (27723) 2008-04-29 13:31
This photograph is really symbolic system of the Aikido: the way of the harmony.
And of course the black (Hakama) and white (Kimono) are essential.
foozi (7101) 2008-06-07 3:59
a great focus on the action oriented shot. Great clarity and wonderful BW. Nice positioning of the subjects.
Beautifully planned and well thought too.
- Copyright: Tola CHHOEUN (tola_ch2004) (549)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2007-12-23
- Categories: Humorous
- Camera: Cannon Powershot S3 IS
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Une question de mains... [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-01-02 22:32