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Figures of Japanese History
Figures of Japanese History

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Collections (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Sigma 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical HF for Pentax
Location: Utsunomiya City, Japan
Date: Nov 27, 2005
Aperture: f22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/8
Galleries: Still Life, Political
Date Uploaded: Nov 27, 2005

These are painted plastic figures of characters from the 12th century war between the Minamoto and the Taira clans.
I have only five of a set of eight (with a couple of duplicates, in this series). I assembled them and took them to a nearby bamboo grove, and placed them on stacked bamboo trunks. I liked the shot of these three better.
The horseback archer represents Nasu Yoichi, who also featured in my Time Capsule challenge photo (as a re-enacted.)
The colours of the two opposing armies were red and white, and to this day school children are divided into red and white groups (with reversible caps).

Place: 104 out of 210
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2005 09:18:55 PM
like the bamboo as background for this image.
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12/04/2005 01:50:56 PM
nice idea but so-so execution
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12/01/2005 08:33:27 PM
47 Ronin? I like the bamboo background, an effect setting.
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11/30/2005 05:38:06 PM
I like the bamboo background for this shot. Makes it hard to figure out how big the figurines are though.
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11/30/2005 06:43:53 AM
5 - Like the concept and set up. Criticism; perhaps a sharper angle, trying to create a more dramatic effect may have made this better in my opinion. Perhaps also placing the bamboo further in the background, may have created a better 'depth' here too. edit:typo

Message edited by author 2005-12-07 07:49:52.
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11/30/2005 02:44:39 AM
nice one

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