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Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 22 December 2006 in Sport & Recreation.

saw some people taking a tai-chi class in a park near my home on tuesday. couldn't believe my luck.

maybe one or two more to come.

Canon EOS Kiss X 1/320 second F/5.6 ISO 100 200 mm

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Shadow Mountains from Kyoto, Japan

Nice one Stu. Good capture.

22 Dec 2006 6:47am

H.O from Victoria, Canada

nice capture Stu but I like previous post(SK8er boys)expression more than this (this photo is nice). Because I'm old style photographer :)
Sorry I can't say well my poor skill English please don't misunderstand... this one is ISO100 and previous one is ISO1600,so gariny image is make kind of film work. Of course clear image is very good and I like that but sometime too much clear and feel like "Digital" as for me.
Anyway this is great shot and I just wanted to tell you compared two of them my feel :-)

22 Dec 2006 9:39am

@H.O: thankyou so much for your input H.O.
yeah, it was really sunny for this pic so could use iso 100. in the skateboarding pic it was already getting dark and i had to lighten it up during processing and it all added to that grainy look. tomorrows post is a little different though maybe.
thanks again H.O.
your advice is welcomed and appreciated.

Dolphin from Italy

nice shot.

22 Dec 2006 11:55am

Angry Buddha from United States

Nice title, great shot.

22 Dec 2006 1:24pm

MnX from PARIS, France

Is Tai chi this rare near your home, so that you feel lucky being able to photgraph it? It's a good photo, But for Tai chi and even more because she is third age, I agree with H.O a granier result would have been nice
modern kung fu (wushu) fits really well with clear image, if you have the opportunity.

22 Dec 2006 4:10pm

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

thankx mnx. well thats a good question. i've been here for three and a half years and this is the first time i've seen this kind of thing. but then again, until recently i havent really been looking that hard.
you might imagine that in japan this would be going on all the time but i havent seen it. you're probably right though - a grainier finish might've been better here.
thanks for the input and will look out for the "wushu" that you mentioned.
thanks mate!

22 Dec 2006 5:48pm

Still from Valence, France

A nice candid shot! Interesting posture!

22 Dec 2006 6:35pm

Colour blind from Tokyo, Japan

Great work mate!!! I love Tai Chi it is really relaxing and you've captured her in a very difficult position. I love it. Great Job with this one and the photos you've posted recently have been great too. Thank you very much for being a regular visitor on my's like I've got my own fan!!! Australia is a balmy 32 degrees every day much different from Kyoto I'd imagine.

Keep up the great work mate!!

22 Dec 2006 11:00pm

Jenny from Manchester, United Kingdom

Fantastic - I really like the candid expression and capture - can't wait to see the rest of these. :D

22 Dec 2006 11:19pm