The Sakuhachi sensei

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UploadedAugust 30, 2009
TakenMay 1, 2009
MakeFujifilm
ModelFinePix S5Pro
Exposure1/100 sec at f/7.1
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Focal Length300 mm
ISO1600
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Sakuhachi sensei Hideyuki Ueno has already given me one award-winning photo. Fingers crossed... I am hoping this second image might again win me something.

I had taken maybe over 200 images of him and his two co-players over two performances. And I only "discovered" this image last night when I was preparing for this photo essay, The Sounds of Silence.

Initially I had another image in mind, of him holding the sakuhachi at waist level and looking very solemn as he prepared to play. But I think this close up is much better - and more to my "uptight" style.

Image captured at Tapestry, a festival of sacred music, at The Esplanade, Singapore in March 2008.

*****

Even before I could write this description, my dear friend Regenia had commented on this as "Excellent. A wonderful mono".

I might mention that it was done with Nik's Silver Efex Pro. The entire range of Nik's software is excellent. I am currently on 15-day free trial, but intend to purchase it soon and I highly recommend it - especially the new, Lightroom-compatible complete package, which is much cheaper than the original Photoshop plug in.

In the The Sounds of Silence photo essay.

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  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (30 Aug 2009):

    Excellent!!! A wonderful mono!!

  • ♥ Cairenn ♥

    ♥ Cairenn ♥ said (30 Aug 2009):

    He expresses *Anticipation to his listeners

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (7 Sep 2009):

    What a portrait....

  • Ævar B. Jak.

    Ævar B. Jak. gave props (17 Sep 2009):

    Great portrait!!

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