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Bali 5 - The Barong Dance

Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 10 December 2006 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Taken at the same event as the drummer.

Canon EOS Kiss X 1/1600 second F/5.6 ISO 1600 200 mm

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Sidonie from Sydney, Australia

Beautiful, exquisite.

10 Dec 2006 9:22am

badala from Leiria, Portugal

Nice one. It looks so elegant.

10 Dec 2006 10:35am

Chris Sullivan from Melbourne, Australia

wow. excellent composition and follow-through. i like the fragility in this shot, with the flower petals on the ground and the lady performing what looks like intricate footwork with the dancing. like the DOF too. great shot!

10 Dec 2006 11:13am

jc from Tokyo, Japan

thanks for your comment today, stu. this is a beautiful shot, and so richly suggestive of whats outside the frame. very nice

10 Dec 2006 11:17am

Darren from Japan

Nice Depth of field there Stu. The colours work well too. Good capture.

10 Dec 2006 1:27pm

Duncan Galbraith from kyoto, Japan

A fine shot stu. theres no doubting that. A fine imagination too to shoot the scene as you have. One of the best from today.

10 Dec 2006 3:12pm

Michael Zhang from New York City, United States

Very very nice. I especially love the soft flowers and whites, (diffuse glow?) DOF works very well too. Great shot!

10 Dec 2006 3:16pm

@Michael Zhang: you got it michael! use it quite often to varying degrees.
thanks for the comment.

Martin from a small village in Lower Austria, Austria

Wow, beautiful this really is an expression of elegance. I love the soft flowers on the ground. Did you use some soft filter? Beautiful expressive shot.

10 Dec 2006 3:47pm

Kelvin Chan from New York City, United States

great angle and composition. a pity the camera metering was thrown off by the bright light on top and underexposed the feet. try to fix that with level. It bugs me that the subject is so dim. other than that, top notch.

10 Dec 2006 4:47pm

@Kelvin Chan: Thanks for the comment Kelvin. yeah the feet are a little dim. my attempts at lightening them further resulted in them becoming really grainy so i decided to leave them like this.

Still from VALENCE, France

A wonderful one!

10 Dec 2006 5:52pm

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada

Excellent work, Stu! The non-obvious subjects often tell the story best.

10 Dec 2006 9:42pm

Tim from Bratislava, Slovakia

Wonderful shot ! Good work.

10 Dec 2006 10:33pm

Zach Siebert from Bologna, Italy

gorgeous. that's all that needs to be said. thanks for your recent comments, stu.

10 Dec 2006 10:45pm

Moe from New York City, United States

wow beautiful.

10 Dec 2006 11:26pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

This is a wonderful composition. Well the small flowers near her feet.

11 Dec 2006 3:40am

Angry Buddha from United States

I love the focus on this shot....very nice.

11 Dec 2006 4:12am

Craig Persel from Montreal, Canada

Fantastic image. Bravo.

12 Dec 2006 3:09am

H.O from Victoria, Canada

Very nice composition and nice colors.

12 Dec 2006 6:31am

Michelle Bialowas from Melbourne Victoria, Australia

Just beautiful - great depth of field and lovely colours. Your blog is a treat.

12 Dec 2006 7:32am