Sunday, August 24, 2014

Shake

There were lots of shaking during the 33rd Asakusa Samba Festival. For a change, I am not talking about earthquake. Japan(ese) summer would not be completed without the sounds and beats of samba. I think I haven't missed this event since coming back to Japan in 2008. I could be wrong though.

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The weather threatened to ruin the festivities but it did not bother the spectators. Rain or shine, no one was moving away from his place, including us. I think this year is the most colorful samba festival I have seen. Lots of new acts and faces. Funny but it's very easy to notice the previous participants.

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It was a 5-hour event but I think we only spent 4 hours clicking our shutters. I took around 500 shots but most of the time I tried to be a normal spectator. You can't blame me, the sound is inviting enough for you to dance.

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I only brought my macro lens last Saturday. I have been enjoying using this prime lens in street photography. At first it was a little bit frustrating since you cannot adjust the zoom, but I got used to it later on. I even prefer using macro lens instead of 50 mm.

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The beat may have stopped but in a year's time, it will be heard once again. Louder and stronger.

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Samba Festival, because of its colors and appeal, will always be a photographer's dream without a doubt.

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/totomai
2014/08/24

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