July 13, 2010

Motion blur

Not by choice but because this was the best that my itsy-bitsy camera could do. But despite that, I think that the result captures well the rhythm, excitement and power of Wadaiko Yamato, the group of taiko drummers who came here for the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month of July. They are awesome! And we are extremely lucky because this is the second time we've watched them perform. If you've never seen a taiko performance before, watch the video on their website (I hope you have good speakers). But really, nothing beats a live performance so if they ever go to your city, do not miss them. We've watched several taiko groups over the years and they're the best so far.

Wadaiko Yamato

20 comments:

Johnny said...

Parece un espectáculo mu exótico muy lejos de mi cultura, nunca habia oido hablar.
Tu pequeña cámara hace buenas fotos.
Me gusta la del aeropuerto¡¡¡
Un abrazo

ps. Gracias por tus amables comentarios

bfarr said...

Very interesting, Hilda. I like your shot and agree that the blur captures the moment.

ρομπερτ said...

Poetry in motion. Very well done. Please have a nice Tuesday.

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Al said...

I also like the capture. I saw a very similar group in Hawaii once as part of an Asian celebration with various forms of performance from several countries, and was most impressed.

Boise Diva said...

Those are some BIG drums!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I can feel my heart beating loudly from the loud thumping drums!

Olivier said...

belle photo de spectacle, j'aime beaucoup ce flou mouvement, cela donne de la vie au spectacle

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The thing about taiko is that the reverberations feel like they come from within you, not from outside. an amazing sensation.

Cezar and Léia said...

No doubt it's "the show", wonderful lights!
I love the motion in this picture, great shot Hilda!
hugs
Léia

Kaori said...

I was looking forward to this post ever since your cooment! I've never seen this particular group but I love the thunderous sounds of the Wadaiko! I like your blurry photo as it shows the speed too :-)

Leif Hagen said...

I think the blur does add to the photo! I can better imagine the sound and energy! We're up in the air today - wahoo!

Mo said...

Great capture all the same.

Lois said...

I like the effect of the blurring since it gives you a feel for the excitement of the performance!

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» et Mme la Vache have seen taiko performances at the Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco's Japantown. Amazing stuff!

Halcyon said...

I like the mottion blur. Looks like it was a fun spectacle!

George said...

I actually like the photo a great deal. It does a wonderful job of conveying the tempo and excitement of the performance.

VP said...

I think the picture is just great, it looks more real this way!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I have only seen them on television and then for one episode. They are the best around. You must have enjoyed them too.

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Francisca said...

Like many, I think the photo is fabulous, and I'm just sorry we missed the performance.

Redruby said...

still a very lovely capture!

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