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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D3
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Jul 24, 2010, 2:31:55 AM
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welcome to my fanclub's night by shiroin welcome to my fanclub's night by shiroin
even though i am from taiwan, you almost never see me post photos from taiwanese convention. apart from me usually not being here, its because i often just go for the weekend, and take a bunch of crap that i dare not to show the world.

but year after year, there always seem to be one photo from those weekends that i really like.

just one... sometimes perhaps two.

the photo is usually very eccentric, to the degree that i wouldn't even categorize as a cosplay photo...

and almost always spontaneous... one shot completely without creation in mind... sometimes a test shot for exposure, and sometimes just a random shot to document the wall of people with cameras here.

this is one of them.

i am seriously at loss of words to describe how much i love this photograph.

she had such a great attitude in this photo. at first i thought it was just her natural presence, but that didn't seem to be the case when i saw other photographs of her in the same costume.

maybe it was just that split second.

that very second, she denied opportunities for dozen others, and entrusted me with just one shot.

i hope i delivered.


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i've held onto this photograph for quite a few days now. and it was only until recently that i showed it to the cosplayer.

i've been rather hesitant, or should i say selfish, of posting this on public domain.

the reason is perhaps that i feel the world would much rather see mundane photographs of cosplayers as long as it is associated with a pretty face; my reservation comes from the doubt that viewer will not get the same satisfaction as me from this photograph.

maybe i am overthinking once again...

hope you enjoy this as much as i do.


as for the title.... i'm pretty damn bad at it.

but it kinda echoed the macross frontier song title 'welcome to my fan club's night' since you can depict the wall of people as fans and the photograph seem to be taken at night.

oh i am cheesy.


also i have 9.5hrs before i have to leave for the airport, and i havn't packed or slept.
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333hf333 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing.
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xavier88 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
awesome XD
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BloodyScarf Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
You were in same lenghtwave in that second ;)
Great shot. Thanks for sharing.

Sharing will inspire people.
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EvIlCaNaLeTtO Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
the title is from sheryl's song XD
love it!
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:iconcandymoon301:
candymoon301 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
is that meiko from vocaloid?
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charcoalwing Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
Just letting you know that I really do love this photograph. Great shot..it has a lot of feeling, I don't know what's up with it, but it's great. And like you said, there's definitely attitude. I hope the cosplayer liked it!
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:iconhoshihime:
Hoshihime Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
Really, really nice picture.
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:iconshinomatrix:
ShinoMatrix Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010   Photographer
brilliant capture
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:iconred-cluster:
red-cluster Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
I love shots like this! Her eyes look so daring and captivating. *A* I think you did a great job capturing that.
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:iconyuka-rin:
yuka-rin Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
This is an amazing shot- I'm so glad you decided to share it with us! The crowd of photographers is perfect- great spontaneity :D
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:iconmagicalmika:
magicalmika Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly loled when I saw this pic, it's awesome! A real once in a lifetime shot.
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:iconkichirain:
KichiRain Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
You're absolutely right, this is not a cosplay photo.

It's a few million times better.
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abbottw Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
haha, such a great shot! :D take that other photogs!
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:iconmari-su:
mari-su Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
This picture is gorgeous.
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:iconluckychannel:
Luckychannel Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
is this a snap/candid shot?
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:iconz3llll:
z3LLLL Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
so niceeeeeeee ^^
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:iconsirtravis:
sirtravis Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
yes, you delivered. ;)
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:iconnarakyo:
Narakyo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
This is an awesome shot. It's one of those pictures that seem to carry something with it. I'm sure you definately delivered.
I hope you packed and slept well for your trip btw! ouo
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shootbird Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
cool...
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:iconw4n1n0k0:
w4n1n0k0 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
its really like Meiko is having concert! =D
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shiimapan Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love this. <333 I agree with Mike, you definitely delivered!
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ayashige Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
That's one great photo, you should post more like this one. I love how all those photogs are completely focused on her, while she ignores them and looks at the viewer. and the lighting is just right. the only drawback is the framing, her legs got cut of. Other than that, it's awesome. And the title is good too, you're just over-analyzing things. :love:
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amirulisHERE Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
AWESSSOMMMEEE!
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:iconcurrychakra:
CurryChakra Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
This is a great shot! I'm sure you're overthinking things because it's fantastic!!
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Kanasaiii Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This Meiko is very very photogenic, the attittude for meiko is there <3
On another note: this photo screams "Paparazzi - Lady Gaga" to me. SEXYYY.
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Mobuo Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This shot is SO GREAT. Composition, mood, everythinggggggg

BEST BEST BEST
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ahbu Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Student Photographer
lol.. this is cool and creative! (y)
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watermelon-kaiye Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
You are awesome and I (and I'm sure many others) love this photo to pieces (so don't fret!)
I am also utterly stunned by the amount of photographers o__O
But overall, brilliant lighting, the photo definitely makes a statement.
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:iconblacklashjo:
blacklashjo Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's extraordinary, love it.

You certainly delivered to every inch of it, definitely. <3
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:iconastellecia:
Astellecia Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
I think that in one photo, you have pretty much captured the essence of asian cosplay fufufufufu
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suki-luna Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Student Photographer
this is BEAUTIFUL, DUDE. ^^
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sotochama Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
oh man i agree with you, the attitudes is just so perfect for the pic, but your overthinking...
for me a cosplay is not just a cute face, the attitude is a very important part too u.u
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etaru Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Makes it seem like there's no women in Taiwan! (or at conventions at least lol)
But it is a really unique shot, a stand-alone from all the same photographs the guys in the crowd are going to get.
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roxwindy Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
good job really. good job.
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:iconizukakaze:
IzukaKaze Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
awesome *_*!
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cabusi-photography Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Artist
you delivered :D
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thebakasaru Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
This is awesome lah!! -supports spontaneous shots-
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CanadianStrawberry Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Deffinitly overthinking XD

I am also in love with this shot! The lighting is really delicious - as everything else other than her seems to be in the shadows; there is so much going on with the crowed of photographers in front of her but our attention is still drawn to her (be it because of her flashy red outfit or her bold look ignoring the flashes going on in front. I deffinitly see this as a shot that is telling us a story about her. Love love love it!
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Ken-Eden Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Amazing. She's creating a sense of self consciousness with her direct stare and attitude. Even as not the photographer, I sense the 'entrusted me with just one shot' feeling. Powerful.
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pumpmonger Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
This is brilliant. Even in thumbnail it attracted my attention. It is amazing how it seems to be just you and her even though the crowd is in the frame. The crowd almost seems staged while she is the natural feeling one.
Also this has the feel of a epic fantasy battle painting with the lone hero against the horde.
Thank you so much for sharing.
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:iconangelcostumes:
AngelCostumes Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
NGL, this is kinda creepy (not you of course lol).
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:iconlividdoll:
LividDoll Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
She's so pretty ><
Great shot, mister!
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DruellaBlackRosier Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this shot. ;D
And this is Taiwan? Honestly, I haven't been back there since like... 5 years ago. XD
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AnanPotter Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
This is a really cool picture, I'd say you're overthinking it. Because I like it. :)
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shiroin Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010   Photographer
mad props for you for actually reading through all that =)
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