Sunday, 19 June 2011

Two moment of the Tea Ceremony


I like to shoot photos with natural light, but this time, was Winter and cloudy outside, I used two photoflood lightbulbs, one behind the fusuma, the sliding door covered in white rise paper and the other bounced on a white sheet. I do not use fast iso because I like to keep some movement in the frame, I shoot with long lens wide open to use shallow focus, bochen effect (as trendy people say).

Utensils for the Tea Ceremony

The cup, the bamboo whisk and a little spoon ready for the tea ceremony, the Chanoyu, below the iron kettle where boil the water to make tea, placed over a charcoal fire and the water ladle in bamboo too.

Winter Tea Ceremony