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National Multicultural Festival - part 1

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 18 February 2013 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

In my new series, I am at the National Multicultural Festival. For three days earlier this month, food stalls, dance and music filled the city centre.

In this shot, you see the unique dance moves, colours and rhythms of the Bougainville Bamboo Band from Papua New Guinea.

This shot proved to be my favourite image of 2013. In low light, I love the sharpness I was able to achieve. Strong vivid colours as well. I feel I did well to capture the naturalness of the performer. With stage events, is difficult to anticipate all the moves and frame a shot for best results. Here, I am very pleased with the way the hand gestures contribute to the overall impact of the composition.

NIKON D5000 1/1000 second F/2.8 ISO 800 90 mm

Focales from Rhône-Alpes, France

Magnificent portrait of this pretty woman. Nice atmosphere too.

18 Feb 2013 6:26am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

A wonderful photograph, perfect in every way, this photo is a real treasure and the lighting too
could not be better to get that vivid colour, 5*****'s !~

18 Feb 2013 6:42am

@Phil Morris: Thanks, Phil. I was pleased with how vibrant the colours looked direct from the camera - this image is pretty much as shot.

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautiful capture Stephen

18 Feb 2013 6:54am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Ich bin der gleichen Meinung wie Phil Morris.

18 Feb 2013 7:56am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Very good capture, colourful, and lively.

18 Feb 2013 8:01am

Laurence from France

Magnifique portrait de cette charmante dame !

18 Feb 2013 8:29am

Emma G from Auckland, New Zealand

a lovely clear shot of the dancer - great vivid colours too.

18 Feb 2013 9:00am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Stunning shot. The lighting is magnificent and shows her beautiful face perfectly.

18 Feb 2013 9:10am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie prise ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

18 Feb 2013 9:40am

Laurette from Fourways - Johannesburg, South Africa

A very beautiful capture with excellent selective focus and marvelous colours. Well done indeed !

18 Feb 2013 9:51am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Love the angle, and ..... her!

18 Feb 2013 9:54am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendide portrait, couleurs et lumière sont magnifiques. Bonne journée.

18 Feb 2013 9:59am

Devi from Chennai, India

Brilliant shot Stephen !! Great mood here with the glow!!!

18 Feb 2013 11:13am

tataray from france, France

Ohhh excellent portrait. Agréable capture.)

18 Feb 2013 12:25pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful portrait

18 Feb 2013 12:47pm

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

BEautiful portrait and all hands in a frame ;)

18 Feb 2013 1:03pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great framing ! Superb ambiance !

18 Feb 2013 2:13pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Nice portrait, pretty woman, i like the hands in the frame which gives the ambiance

18 Feb 2013 3:06pm

Mandar from Kudal, India

Extremely energetic....loved it

18 Feb 2013 3:42pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful capture of this dance movement. Lovely colours and expressions. Excellent. :)

18 Feb 2013 4:09pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle compo au vif, quelle scène et image superbe

18 Feb 2013 4:09pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Awesome... Best regards Adela

18 Feb 2013 4:26pm

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

Very nice capture, this portrait is beautiful. I like a lot. An excellent photo.
Have a good week.

18 Feb 2013 5:08pm

swarnendu from habra,west bengal, India


18 Feb 2013 5:17pm

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran


18 Feb 2013 5:33pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

SUperb image! The colors really pop. I love the portrait too.

18 Feb 2013 6:20pm

thierry from anseremme, Belgium

superbe portrait

18 Feb 2013 6:20pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fabulous portrait! I love her gesture.

18 Feb 2013 7:08pm

yalda from Chaloos, Iran

superbe portrait

18 Feb 2013 7:27pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
very nice & amazing!
so beautiful colors & lights!

18 Feb 2013 8:41pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Beautiful focus and color. Looking forward to this series.

18 Feb 2013 10:06pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


18 Feb 2013 11:28pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous portrait! She is beautiful and I love her costume! This must have been wonderful to attend.

19 Feb 2013 12:09am

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful capture of the lady with her moves.

19 Feb 2013 12:21am

Abena from Illinois, United States

I can almost hear the beat...fantastic focus!

19 Feb 2013 2:05am

L'angevine from Angers, France

jolie avec ces mains

19 Feb 2013 9:03am

franz from Baden, Austria

beautiful !!!

19 Feb 2013 8:20pm

1/1000 second
ISO 800
90 mm