Challenge: Free Study 2012-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM
Location: Skopje, Macedonia
Date: Apr 21, 2012
Galleries: Children, Street
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2012
|My son Andrej, a white belt, at the annual Sakura event in Skopje.
This image grew on me and became one of my favorites, for several reasons.
The Sakura, Cherry Blossom event is organized by the local karate organization and takes place in the city center, right under the japanese cherry trees. I was walking around the tatami floor taking pictures of other participants and spotted him, messing with his belt, as usual. His performance was over by then but he wanted to look his best and the belt is the most prominent part, always giving him trouble.
It was raining from time to time and a breeze would blow the tiny Sakura leaves over the scene. A few landed on his hair, creating this magic symbolism that draws me into this image.
Thank you Don, for taking a longer look!
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