Mark Aksoy  

Dance of the Warrior by Mark Aksoy

June 2020 - Dance of the Warrior

About the Image(s)

How I Did It -
Another image from the 2019 Sakura Sunday cherry blossom festival in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. Along with the spear, this "warrior" also incorporated a fan into parts of his dance (you can see the fan sticking out from his belt).
I shot with my Nikon D750 plus 70-300mm Tamron lens handheld at 1/4000sec, 170mm, f/5.6, and ISO3200. In LR and PS, I cropped in, burned in the background, and used the Shadow/Highlights command to reduce bright spots on the dancer's costume.

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3 comments posted

Lori Azevedo
Nice imagery. Good balance in the photo. Not sure about the background...I'm no expert by any means. It just seems to lack depth. Where the warrior does.   Posted: 06/10/2020 13:15:04

Donna Sturla   Donna Sturla
I just think this is a lovely travel image ! I love the blurred background, and the textures and lines on his clothing, face, hand, sword. I really like this !!   Posted: 06/10/2020 16:23:45

Rich Krebs   Rich Krebs
Great image of the warrior. The colors are really nice. Having the cherry blossoms in the background ads to the image.   Posted: 06/20/2020 10:20:54