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Tai Chi no. 2


Tai Chi no. 2
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Copyright: Darren Melrose (Darren) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 50] (193)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-04-25
Categories: Action
Camera: Pentax *istD, Sigma 70-200 f2.8EX
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-04-26 9:53
Viewed: 4778
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Earlier today, I posted this shot of the same guy practicing Tai Chi in 2-28 Peace Park. This is another moment I caught.

Tai Chi is very interesting, people who are good at it (this guy certainly is) are so graceful, and rhytmic. You can see people practicing all over Taipei, most of them older, almost all of them look very healthy, flexible and supple. Maybe I should try it?

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same guy but differnt angle and different impression. I am not sure which one I like best... this one could be a music conductor, the other one is definitely and undoubtedly a tai chi man...

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  • bfly Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 37 N: 169] (1546)
  • [2004-04-26 19:28]

lovely picture..I loved the deep lines in his hands in front of his white crisp sporty shirt...
I think, every tele portrait gives a winner feeling..so hard to catch for me at least..:)

Also, prefer this one than the TE version. Here the compo is more balanced with less distracting hot spots in the background. The only minor drawback is that he's kinda looking at you, but the details in his skin (and his hands) make up for it. This one is incredibly well done shot. My fave.

Hi Darren,

I like this shot. The posture is very well captured. The shallow DOF and green out-of-focus background emphasize on the action and add a nice relaxing-zen mood to the entire scene.

Very nicely done! Bravo! TFS! :)

Have you tried taichi yourself since then? ...I'm practicing myself from time to time...it's really relaxing and you get a feel-good mood after that :)

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