Yabusame Mounted Archer, Revisited
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Slightly Wider View of the photo that led yesterday's post -- Shimogamo Shrine -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 95 mm — 1/400 sec, f/6.3, ISO 1400 — map & image datanearby photos
Slightly Wider View
of the photo that led yesterday's post

In a comment on yesterday's post, Philz asked for a larger version of the lead photo on yesterday's post on “Yabusame” mounted archery. I assume that he meant the same photo in a larger size, but since one can get that by clicking through on the thumbnail, I'll interpret it as a request for a wider view, so there it is.

I think the tighter view from yesterday's post (repeated below) is more compelling, but perhaps less informative.

Shimogamo Shrine -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D700 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 170 mm — 1/400 sec, f/6.3, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos

Continued here...


One comment so far...

I think the crop was definitely more provocative. I wish I had posted yesterday because I kept thinking, “this photo really pulls you in… but where is the head on this rider?” but once you include it… the photo becomes kind of mundane. The cropped shot forces you to focus on the fabric patterns, the fabric patterns juxtaposed with the foliage background, and to some extent the multitasking involved with riding and shooting.

Today’s wide shot seems fitting for the family photo album but yesterday’s shot seems more fitting for a magazine article or an art piece.

While you are often self-deprecating about your aesthetic sensibilities I think one of your strengths is the way your photo choices (and captions) in this blog dance around between the two poles of family photos/memoirs and photo study/art pieces. IMHO.

— comment by Ron Evans on May 4th, 2010 at 10:58pm JST (7 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink
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