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Worry Beads

Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 8 May 2009 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Canon EOS 50D 1/80 second F/4.5 ISO 400 130 mm

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Ken from United States

Stu, I am breathless. Amazing tonal qualities in the wood, then the bright white of the paper and the different colors of sandals...and it is a portrait too!

8 May 2009 5:08am

@Ken: Thx Ken!

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Wonderfully subtle and understated.
Congrats on the new camera! I agree that a camera can't make the shot, but, as you say, it can sure make a hell of a difference. I'm really enjoying the results. Keep it up!

8 May 2009 8:18am

@GJC: Many thx GJC! Really enjoying the new camera so far.

lux from Munich, Germany

Well done and GJC said it all. Impressed, M.

8 May 2009 10:11am

@lux: Thank you lux!

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Fantastic capture!

8 May 2009 1:00pm

@Ian Smith: Thx Ian!

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Brilliant composition and wonderful DOF... again, b&w works just great! Beautiful image!

8 May 2009 1:31pm

@hugo poon: Thanks Hugo. Appreciate the comment.

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Righteous !!! best...jerry

8 May 2009 2:54pm

@ordinaryimages: He's a righteous dude. Thx Jerry!

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

Wow...great timing...this photo should go to the spotlight...5 stars from me because you combine so many things in just one photo! A mysterious portrait, great details of the wood, a repetitive pattern on the background and still it is an original Japanese photo!

8 May 2009 8:25pm

@dkc: Really? Many thanks for your vote of confidence there dkc, and for your nice comment.

Daryl from Farnham, United Kingdom

Very nicely done! Excellent timing.

8 May 2009 10:07pm

@Daryl: Thx Daryl. UK? You're back home for good now?

aneesh from India

wowwww. one of the best saw in fotoblogs.

gr8 job

9 May 2009 4:13pm

@aneesh: Thx Aneesh! You made my day!

Esther K from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, Malaysia

You are getting really good at this, Stu :-) This leaves me speechless! Peace to you too :-)

10 May 2009 1:34am

@Esther K: Many thx for dropping in Esther!

Daryl from Farnham, United Kingdom

As far as I know, back for good Stu! We'll see...

11 May 2009 9:46am

Sash from Adelaide, Australia


13 May 2009 6:14am

John Leech from Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

This is saying so much with so little - just enough of the person to make this work so well.

13 May 2009 9:58am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A work of genius.

21 May 2009 5:48pm