Monday, March 23, 2009

The Faces of the Japan-America of Alabama's Festival



Meet some of the interesting people we met on Saturday at the Japan-America of Alabama's
 event at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.




21 comments:

Bibi said...

Happy, happy faces! Make my Monday.

Tash said...

The 1st photo is just exquisite, V. Add that one to your 'Best of' portraits. The young man does seem very happy. The carp post was hillarious as well as gorgeous with the color and the reflections in the water.

Juergen Kuehn said...

A hearty laugh or smile in the morning makes a good day! More cheerful faces all round us are exactly what I desire. Thank you for those great portraits.
Juergen

Olivier said...

j'adore la première en b&w, superbe.

Bergson said...

Le noir et blanc va très bien à cette jolie japonaise

cieldequimper said...

The first one is particularly stunning, though the second smile is beautiful!

Laurie said...

WOw, the first image looks so much like my mother-in-law!

Wonderful portraits, as always V. Love them.

Blognote said...

A smile is always a good start in the morning! I like these photos, especially the b&w one which is wonderful!

Abe said...

I remember those days in Japan where scenes like these were around the corner or in the next room. Exciting they were. Your photos are good reminders of those times when my waist size was 32.

Rambling Round said...

They look like nice people to get to know.

alice said...

So, zen and yoga today?

Jilly said...

Love the portraits, Virginia, especially that wonderful grin on the young man - so natural. He looks so pleased with himself, so happy.

JM said...

Great b&w shot! The lady looks really nice.

Thérèse said...

Such "get together" is so helpful to better understand neigbors.

FireLight said...

I love the black and white! So soft and yet detailed! You really have a great eye for composition!
And yes, what a smile! Your portraits are so personal too.

Babooshka said...

Her smile lights uo the the room. Soft liquid light you usually on see in portrait studio shots so extra special well done. He looks a happy chappy too. Are these part of 100 strangers? Even I have the proverbial little old lady posted today.

Peter said...

You are everywhere! How do you find the time? (... and the French lessons?)

I checked the link to "Japanese Gardens". Really beuatiful they are, especially during blooming spring season!

Cergie said...

I like all from Japan, in particular the houses and the inside of them : the light walls, so few furniture. I would like to be able to live so, simply surrounded with beauty...
In San Francisco last spring I went to the Japanese Garden in the Golden Gate Park and had a tea there. It was so peacefull. In SF, Japantown is neat too. A part of Japan in America.

Virginia said...

Peter,
I'm also walking an hour a day. It's my training for the Paris Marathon again!HA

Abe, I knew you would enjoy these two. Your photos from Japan are just wonderful. Let's not talk about what our waist size use to be!

Bergson, I am always so pleased with myself for being able to read your comments. Thanks for keeping them short for me!

Cergie,
Our gardens weren't so peaceful on Saturday. Many many visitors there to see the exhibits etc. A gorgeous spring day in Birmingham!

Ken Mac said...

hope you some good sushi!

Virginia said...

KM, I don't do sushi, period.