Glamour in b/w

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© Richard Seah
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UploadedSeptember 29, 2013
TakenSeptember 29, 2013
ModelFinePix S5Pro
Exposure1/80 sec at f/6.3
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length135 mm
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Last minute change to my b/w challenge entry. Hope this works better as the earlier one did not seem to elicit much excitement, I think it was rather muted.

This was shot last night Sep 28 at a getai (literally "song stage"), which is a community performance on a makeshift stage in residential neighbourhoods.

Getai is marked by exceptionally glamorous - and sometimes outrageous - costumes of the female singers.

It is especially popular during the Chinese 7th month "Festival of the hungry ghosts" when the gates of hell are supposed to be open and temples organize such events to entertain the spirits.

But the 7th month is over and getai continues to be held for various other occasions. Last night's show seems to have been organised by the local residents' committee rather than by a temple group.

7 responses

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (11 Oct 2013):

    Congrats on your win Richard! Very glamourous and great photo!

  • Richard Seah

    Richard Seah said (11 Oct 2013):


    What a pleasant surprise! Thanks JPG Team / Judges and thanks, Donna for being so quick to congratulate me :)

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (11 Oct 2013):

    Congratulations, Richard! I'm in good company.

  • Johannes F Johannesson

    Johannes F Johannesson said (13 Oct 2013):

    Congrats on your winning this is a great image!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (14 Oct 2013):

    wonderful and congrats on making the JPG blog!

  • Miguel MB

    Miguel MB said (22 Oct 2013):

    congrats on your winning, Richard, great B&W

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (24 Oct 2013):

    Congrats on making the blog!

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