Koto at the Japanese Garden by jaybutterfield

Koto at the Japanese Garden

Our visit to the Portland Japanese Gardens was very nice -- a hot day but lots of shady groves and contemplative spaces to relax. This woman was giving a koto recital -- explaining in between each piece the history and meaning of this beautiful and mysterous music.
A lovely capture and beautiful kimono 👘. Fav!! 😀
July 3rd, 2017  
Her kimono is gorgeous. Lovely capture :)
July 3rd, 2017  
A wonderful candid and yes her kimono is lovely
July 4th, 2017  
A serene shot of this musician. Love the whole peaceful scene with muted colours of her kimono.

I would like you to concentrate on symmetry for this week’s get pushed challenge so I went on line to see what info I could find on it. Here is a quote from the Digital School of Photography.

I know that compositional rules like the rule of thirds say to put your main object off centre to create more interest in your shot (and I agree that it usually gets the best results) but sometimes the most stunning shot is the one when you put the main point of interest slap bang in the middle of your shot and where there’s real symmetry in the image.

Here is the link if you are interested, but there are a ton of other sites as well.
July 4th, 2017  
I can almost hear the music being played!
July 7th, 2017  
@carolmw @hermann @dawnee @farmreporter @skipt07 Thank you. She was truly lovely, talented, and very enthusiastic about explaining her art. She had the whole group enthralled. I am glad I captured this shot.
July 8th, 2017  
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