The Kokeshi family - and so they were five

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Kokeshi dolls - (from left to right) Ame Agari, Hohoemi, Kosode, Yuzuru and Izumino

 

As my wife's Kokeshi doll collection has grown with two dolls the last two days, I thought it was time for a new family shot.

 

About the photo (for the photo nerds):

This was taken on our dining-table, with the dolls backlit by the window in the background. A silver reflector was beneath the camera to bounce some light into the dolls' faces. Shot with the 50mm wide open @ f/1.4, so the DOF was quite shallow.

  • Cynthia Lou 6y

    awww soo cute!

    love the lighting condition, good job w/ the reflector it looks very natural
  • Maryangela 6y

    sweet.
  • Stefan Lindholm 6y

    Thank you :)
  • Luis Argerich 6y

    Great tabletop pic, detail is fantastic
  • O' Cha 5y

    These dolls are adorable; if I'm ever in Japan I'll need to attain one of these.
  • Stefan Lindholm 5y

    We've never been to Japan either, but my wife really loves these dolls. We've bought them over the web from Japan and the US.
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Taken on October 27, 2009
  • EF50mm f/1.4 USM
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  • 50.0 mm
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